Through a series of fortunate events, I have been hired (internal transfer) as our Hospital's new IC/IP Nurse. As is the case at many hospitals, there is only one, and after a series of people who retired after 2-3 years, the hospital decided to "grow you own". So I have very very little experience. (about 6 classes at the Masters Level in Public Health) They will be sending me to a "parent" hospital for 2-3 weeks of training and also to the APIC classes. Management has been very supportive so far, but I am just a little bit nervous about the transition from plain old staff RN to this. Suddenly, in about 18 days I will have an OFFICE, and quite a lot of different responsibilities. I can see so many challenges, including how to establish a day to day routine.
Any tips/ tricks/resources for me? I am so excited about this opportunity, and I can not wait to get started and learn and grow, but at the same time, I am a little, just slightly terrified. Even just the change from 3 12 hr shifts to the 8-5 work day...will be new. Thanks!