6 months i would think. after that, consider yourself a "recent grad"
I graduated in May, the hospital doesnt consider me a "new grad" anymore. after 6 months, i am just a "Staff RN". working on TNCC, done with ACLS, NALS< PALS, and Moderate Sedation. Im just "one of the gals" now, instead of the new guy
I remember reading your posts when you were a student...I looked forward to reading your posts. Anywhoo------what is TNCC? I am still a lowly student here, I don't know all the acronyms yet I hope you're enjoying life as a nurse!!! I'll be there soon-----
in australia we have what is called the 'nurse graduation program', in which you are contracted for a year, and as such are a 'grad' for this time. i am just about to start my grad year.........it sounds different in the u.s!?