New Grad Neuro Stepdown ICU
- 0Sep 20, '09 by mrsshifflette09Hello everyone. I am a New Grad as of May 09 and I start my first RN job next Monday, one week from tomorrow. I am VERY nervous right now about several things. First, I want to know if it is normal for a new grad to feel like they don't know nearly enough. I studied like crazy in school and passed NCLEX with 75 questions 1st try, but I still feel like I don't know nearly enough to start working. I am also nervous about fitting in at the hospital. I am 20 years old, I worked as a CNA for 1 year, and I am also married. I feel like I will be a lot younger than a lot of my co-workers. Does anyone have any advice for me? I am SO nervous!!!
- 0Sep 25, '09 by ello7You'll be surprised by how much you know when you get out there, and if you don't know something, ASK. There's no shame in it. I think just about everyone felt like they didn't know anything when they first started. Heck, some days I still have that feeling. As a new grad, you're expected to learn when you first start out. No one starts off knowing everything.
As for feeling young, I was in the same position. When I was a new grad, I was the youngest on the floor, including the CNAs. Overall, I had no issues with it. We're all professionals.
Good luck with everything!
- 0Jan 17, '11 by paolountalan26Hi,
I am a new graduate nurse who will have my interview next week at a major hospital for the Neuro-ICU position. I just have some questions:
1. Will it be very difficult for me to work as a new grad in the Neuro-ICU?
2. What are the usual cases i will encounter daily?
3. What is the essential skill i need to have in order to be a successful Neuro-ICU nurse?
4. What's the most frustrating thing and the best thing about being a Neuro-ICU RN?
5. What interview questions do they usually ask???
6. What's the most stressful thing you've experienced in this unit??
I am so anxious about my coming interview. Hope someone could help me. I really want to get the job.
Thank you in advance and God Bless you all!!