Hi to my fellow Neuro ICU nurses!
I graduated with honors from nursing school in August, passed my boards with 95 questions in September, and the following week attained a job in Baltimore at an awesome hospital in their Neuro ICU. Needless to say, I'm ECSTATIC!
I completed my senior practicum on a Neurosciences CCU and was confidently able to take care of patients relatively independently by the end of my 100 hour experience. That all being said, it has been since the beginning of August that I was on the Neuro CCU for my practicum, and my hospital orientation doesn't begin until the first week of November. We have several weeks of ICU classroom orientation before we are even placed on the unit with a preceptor, so I won't be taking care of patients again until the last week of November/first week of December. The gap in patient care time is a little scary to me
- any Neuro ICU nurses who can offer ANY amount of advice on how to get back into the swing of things would be greatly appreciated!
- Nervous New Neuro Nurse