I am just starting a new position and am wondering what type of orientation is being offered to experienced nurses. As an experienced nurse, it seems like I am getting a lot of orientation. While I have to admit that I don't mind the process, I am wondering how many experienced nurses think that hospitals are being excessive in their orinetation time for experienced nurses.
In years past, the orientation process was pretty limited and most times I remember being thrown to the floor. Today, it seems like 5 weeks is not unusal .... is that something that is common now? I have to admit that I hate changing jobs and have not done so in a while ... so the orientation process is somewhat new to me.
Thanks for your replies.