I just accepted my first nursing position on a Stroke Unit at my local hospital... My background has been as an ER tech, Trauma Tech, EMT and completed a preceptor program on a trauma unit. I've only helped in a SICU, but never worked on a stroke unit, so I could use some pointers!
My questions I'd like to ask some season nurses are.... What are common obstacles you run into? What types of certifications can I pursue and when? Are there any CE courses that I should definitely take (saw one on aspiration that looked helpful)? What are the biggest tips that can help me be successful?
Any comments or suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks! I'm so excited to finally start my career!