First LPN job

  1. Wow I just don't know where to start. I thought I would go into my job scared and forgetful. I was wrong I was scared but as the day went on I loosed up and the nurse side came out full force. I work on a rehab unit. It is busy, hectic and very exciting unit. The admissions, discharges, meds, doctors. Hard to believe that I am a nurse i guess
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  3. by   blingbling
    wonderful news..........remember always play as a team and it can get u thru the most hectic days............yepper girl you are a nurse.......opens many doors..and if you go on to further your career don't ever forget where you came from...i am tickled pink to be a lpn/cna/atw(atrucker's wife)and mom............tootles..............
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from charmedpn
    Wow I just don't know where to start. I thought I would go into my job scared and forgetful. I was wrong I was scared but as the day went on I loosed up and the nurse side came out full force. I work on a rehab unit. It is busy, hectic and very exciting unit. The admissions, discharges, meds, doctors. Hard to believe that I am a nurse i guess
    Yeah, it can take time, but it does kick in. I have received my license in June, 2006 and started orientation in July. I am nervous at times, but I keep myself current in many ways. I receive nursing journals and continue to read my pharmacology with pathophysiology textbook in order to associate medications and the disease process. Be patient with yourself when the days are bad, and celebrate your talents when the days are good. I'm still not used to being a nurse, either. I thought that I would have this label in my brain and on my forehead that I am a nurse, but don't quite feel like it at times. Congrats! School taught you well!
  5. by   Elektra6
    Charmedpn, that's great! Rehab is tough, so congradulations!
  6. by   rngrad2009
    Congrats! I just got hired as a new grad in LTC also. I feel that you will learn the most on day shift because of all everything going on during the day. If you can handle day shift, then you can handle any shift

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