I finished my orientation at a fairly new LTC facility. The orientation consisted of 2 nights and 3 day shifts. Most of the orientators were great but others...
I feel that I'm fairly a quick learner and enjoy a new challenege, I'm just not ready to get my head cut off, get in serious trouble or lose my licence.
I've heard horror stories about "just cover your butt" ... do this do that. careful careful careful. It's like walking on egg shells and as a new nurse and new to LTC what if we DO make a mistake? then what my nursing career is over?!
Another issue... I've accepted a permanent full-time position in a fantastic hospital (only 10 mins from my house lol). The orientation for that starts mid March
I'm casual at this LTC facility and the receptionist just called me with a BUNCH of shifts. Sure I said yes to them all... I'm willing to work hard and make $... I'm just scared... I don't want something to happen that might jeopardize my hospital position
Nonetheless I'm thankful for the opportunity to even have so many shifts just very nervous.