How many days of orientation? - page 2

Hi all! I was just curious how many days of orientation is normal for a fairly new nurse in ltc? I am getting 3 to 5 days. Doesn't feel like enough to me.... Read More

  1. by   sls73
    NA/LPN 2 weeks minimum, sometimes if you are new I find you need more help with time management then I increase it to make it 3. If you are a RN it goes 2 to 4 weeks. The new RN's from school generally need the 4 weeks. I always tell the staff though I will individualize to their needs.
  2. by   Anne36
    As of right now Im scheduled for 8 days of orientation. I think Im going to ask for a few more. This is my first job and I have no idea how to approach some of the paperwork. Infact, I think in orientation day 1 we were given a packet that might contain what our nursing responsiblities were, but we signed it and turned it in, so Im still not sure what needs to be done. The nurse I oriented with tried to show me some charting, ordering x rays, pharmacy, etc. It is daunting with so many patients. Its too bad the unit clerk is not in charge of those things. It seems like they should have someone else cover the paperwork, we have more than enough to do with patient care.