How much orientation for new GPN?

  1. HI everybody, I got my GPN permit a week ago and am working in a nursing home. I will be given 3 days orientation on 2nd shift( which I just fininshed), and 3 days on 3rd shift( which I will do this coming week). I basically helped out the LPN the first night, the second night I did about half the meds and helped out with other things. The third night I passed all the meds myself while the LPN did all the paper work. I only watched a little on how they do the computer charting. I don't feel comfortable at all with taking over myself after this next week. I will be working 2 afternoons and 2 nights. How much orientation is reasonable for a new GPN?
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    I think a new graduate should have a 30 day orientation when they come to work in a nursing home. Unfortunately, most nursing homes only offer the same orientation days that you have now. I don't know of any nursing homes that offer a 30 day orientation. All I can say is talk to your supervisors and tell them you don't feel comfortable yet and would really appreciate it if you could have a longer orientation period. Good luck
  4. by   KriseeLPN
    Quote from nurdeb2004
    HI everybody, I got my GPN permit a week ago and am working in a nursing home. I will be given 3 days orientation on 2nd shift( which I just fininshed), and 3 days on 3rd shift( which I will do this coming week). I basically helped out the LPN the first night, the second night I did about half the meds and helped out with other things. The third night I passed all the meds myself while the LPN did all the paper work. I only watched a little on how they do the computer charting. I don't feel comfortable at all with taking over myself after this next week. I will be working 2 afternoons and 2 nights. How much orientation is reasonable for a new GPN?

    I notice you are from PA, which facility are you working for? I am from pa as well graduated last yr. Seems like a short orientation to me. PM me if you dont feel comfortanle saying who your working for. My first job was at HCR Manor Care in Easton, I live in the Mt. Pocono area. Recieved excellent orientation there, but did go to another facility in stroudsburg that was a nitemare.

    best of luck
  5. by   mel p
    Does any body know of any nursing homes, hosptials or agencies that hire gpn's in the new york city area?

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