Hey everyone! i just passed NCLEX and I start work monday. I will be working on a Med/Surg unit that is mostly renal/respiratory. My orientation is 6-8 weeks. Do you think this is enough time? My nurse manager told me that I could have more time if I needed it. I'm just wondering how long it took everyone to become a confident nurse? I did well in school and I worked as a tech so I feel like I am ready, but I am also very nervous because I still have so much to learn.
Also, I worked as a tech on the same floor I will be a nurse on. Do you think the other techs will respect me? Or will everything still think of me as a tech? I don't want my fellow co-workers to no longer like me because i am "superior." I don't feel I am superior to them. I know
how hard the techs work. I guess I am just anxious about everything right now... Excited!! but anxious!