I am just getting ready to graduate and was wondering, is it easy going from the student role to the actual, I am the nurse role?
Nov 6, '07
I wouldn't say it is "easy." You can do anything with the
I graduated this May (2007) as a new RN, and my first job has me
happy one day and discouraged the next. I am learning a lot and am happy to finally be an RN.
I have purchased different books that have assisted me with
different issues in nursing. I also have an Aunt who just retired
from nursing. It is nice to have someone to talk to about the
stresses of being a nurse. I think only a nurse can truly understand
what it is like to do what we do.
If you have questions about any particular issues, I would be happy
to continue the dialogue.
Good Luck! I am sure you will be great!
Aug 9, '09
I agree with the previous authors comments, but in addition, if you have the right nursing residency/internship you can do anything. This is especially true of the programs that last 6 months - 1 year.
Aug 29, '09
It's tough because you don't have that preceptor to follow around any more. And that whole "You're the nurse now, you do it" is a rough thing to get over. Don't be afraid to ask CNA's, DON's and unit coordinators for help. If you can get hired as a new grad (hahahahahahahahahahaha) there will be people there to support you.