I am a newly licensed RN and I will be beginning my first career as a Staff Nurse in a Neuro ICU. New Hire and classroom Nursing Orientation are coming up this month! I have attended a hospital new hire orientation before but not from the RN's perspective. Guys, what can I expect during classroom Nursing orientation? New Hire is on a Monday, and nursing orientation is Tue-Fri.
i had a really "lovely" time, being the only nurse
in the orientation group when i started....all of the speakers came and talked to me- alone- about whatever it was they were so thrilled to tell me
it was horrible
and it went on for 2 weeks. there was a lot of 'down time' since it was set up for a room full of people to ask questions. i just wanted to know where the p & p manuals were, thank you very much
i was actually happy to rejoin the group to go on some scavenger hunt all over the hospital (with some poor pregnant girl- really pregnant- and i told her if she dropped the kid on the hunt, we'd just have to grab it and go- we were not losing !!! :d (we won- candy bar prizes
...should have come with a free a1c...)
but, it does give you some time to get the vibe of the place- and if they try to make it fun (???) it's not lethal ! and you get paid to sit there.... look enthused. raise your hand once in a while (with questions, or if you have an answer). sit near the door (easy out for breaks !!). and.....
[font="courier new"]have a really great time !!!!!!!
Last edit by xtxrn on Sep 1, '11