I am a new grad RN (Aug 2012) and have somehow managed to get a job on the MedSurg/Tele Unit in an acute care hospital in Southern California!!! WooHoo! My start date is in 2 weeks. Now what?!? School has prepared me for the mechanics of nursing, but they didn't really go into depth on personal preparations/supplies. I don't want to go in looking like Super Nurse reporting for duty, but I also don't want to look like an ill prepared new grad without a clue (yeah, right ~ hehehe).
How many pairs of shoes should I have?
Socks vs stockings?
How many sets of scrubs?
Tools of the trade: Stethoscope, mini calculator, scissors, flashlight, drug book, and pens....... Am I missing something?
So excited, yet terrified at the same time. Any input, suggestions or recommendations are welcome! Thanks!!