I just accepted my first RN job in the outpatient endoscopy unit of the facility I work for. I've been an LPN injection nurse for the past 4.5yrs. I finished my RN in December of 2010, and will be 51yrs old next month.
I accepted the position for two reasons....1) It is one of a few areas I've thought I would like working in. 2) It was the first firm job offer I've gotten since applying for RN positions
One of my friends has told me NOT to take the job because my license (and patient safety) would be pushed to the limit by the docs when doing conscious sedation. Now I'm a little nervous.
I would appreciate any input and advice from Endoscopy nurses. How can I prepare myself for success on this unit? Do you agree with what my friend says.
Thanks in advance!