My RN's are my buddies

  1. I'm currently in second semester. Since last August I have been working as a tech/sn at a local hospital on the pediatric/med surg floor. At first I was terrified (never worked in a hospital before) but I worked hard, learned as quick as I could, got called in for extra hours and was always on time. Now my RN coworkers are yanking me in pt rooms so I won't miss the doctor removing a chest tube, getting a front row spot to watch an emergency stitch up a post surgery patient who tore open, assisting with IV insertion on the kids, and even a pediatrician who explains chest x-rays and MRIs and occasionally takes me on a round or two.
    My co-workers are lovely. They have benefitted me so much with their patience, teaching, and generally just looking out for my butt. Sometimes working there is just like clinical, only I'm getting paid!!
    To all my nurses on 5 N :icon_hug:
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  3. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Quote from Kahlann
    I'm currently in second semester. Since last August I have been working as a tech/sn at a local hospital on the pediatric/med surg floor. At first I was terrified (never worked in a hospital before) but I worked hard, learned as quick as I could, got called in for extra hours and was always on time. Now my RN coworkers are yanking me in pt rooms so I won't miss the doctor removing a chest tube, getting a front row spot to watch an emergency stitch up a post surgery patient who tore open, assisting with IV insertion on the kids, and even a pediatrician who explains chest x-rays and MRIs and occasionally takes me on a round or two.
    My co-workers are lovely. They have benefitted me so much with their patience, teaching, and generally just looking out for my butt. Sometimes working there is just like clinical, only I'm getting paid!!
    To all my nurses on 5 N :icon_hug:
    I have to say that I've experienced the same things when I worked in the hospital. Many are very willing to take you under their wing and I think that is great.

    After a hiatus due to personal health reasons, I will be going back to the hospital to work as a health unit coordinator/monitor tech, and I so look forward to working with the nurses again.
  4. by   Soup Turtle
    I't good to hear something positive from a student nurse. I worry about all the bad stories I see on these boards. :spin:

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