Julesmama28 5,822 Views
Joined Apr 25, '12.
Posts: 435 (33% Liked)
I lasted a year in ICU. I'm working L &D now, hoping to heck that I'm not too jaded to still be a good nurse.
I loved trauma/Icu, I hated the dying, especially the long, drawn out deaths. My last one was the day before I quit.
It still haunts me. A young guy whose family wanted everything done, yet couldn't believe he was sick enough to come be by his side as he died on full support, drugs and ventilator. Ugh. Horrible. I didn't get a debriefing either. I had 6 withdrawal of cares during that year, never did have any thing to support me during those times. It's the nature of the beast I suppose.
I got 12 weeks orientation to our ICU. I also had several amazing nurses teaching me all the time. Im sorry you've had such a poor experience. We also never have more than 2 patients.
$17,600 estimated cost for one year tuition and fees...holy crap! That's one expensive "accreditation pending" ADN school! No waiting list is usually not the best sign for a nursing school these days either...I'd move on, sounds like you won't get your money's worth there.
I did it. It's a good program and an amazing way to ease into nursing. I was taught by some great preceptors and had some really great hands on experiences. I was treated like a nurse, it was awesome. The pay doesn't hurt either. Downsides? Not great communication about the actual job status but that's something you can work around. I was offered a permanent job after graduation but I chose another direction. Don't regret my almost year there though, it was great!
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