Hi guys! Almost 11 months ago now, I got a job as a ICU nurse! Although I love my job, I hate the fact that I did not get a very long training. I was only trained with a preceptor for a total of 1.5 months
(booo!) and my class room training was not that great. I have been on my own for about 9.5 months and I learn something new everyday. I still ask tons of questions and I am very fortunate to get some experience with open heart patients. However, I really want further experience and my hospital is not a trauma center. I am currently on contract for a few years, but I wanted advice on how newer nurses felt at different hospitals. I was thinking about applying to other hospitals for more experience with different types of patients and more education while still working at my hospital. What are your experiences? Did you feel comfortable at the new hospital? I am scared I am going to go to another hospital and not be able to ask my very simple questions I still ask from day to day or that they will eat me alive! Did any other nurses work at a different hospital after a year? Did you still get trained at the new hospital? Any advice helps!!