Concerned New Grad

  1. Hey All!

    I guess I need to change my name right?? I am NO LONGER A STUDENT!!! WOO HOO! Okay, well anyways, I start in a large hospital, level III NICU in Columbus, OH in June. I have been reading some of the postings about how long it takes to feel comfortable and how many people feel discouraged at first. I guess I was just wondering if anyone had any advice to make the transition to becoming competent a more smooth one. I know that your relationship with your preceptor makes a big difference, so I will make sure to try my hardest for it to be a positive one. Any other words of wisdom?

    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   ldh
    I think there is a thread on this topic called "New Nurse Really Struggling"; some great advice there.
  4. by   lilbug
    Congrats on the job and graduating, MUOStudentNurse!

    I'm from the Akron, Ohio area. I will be graduating in August and hope to be getting a job in the NICU too. Just wanted to drop you a line and say congrats since you are a fellow Ohioan and will be working in the NICU.

    Like ldh said, check the forums for some advice....I have none to give since I am still in school myself! Best of luck to you!
  5. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    I am graduating this friday and will be working in an ER. I am waiting to change my screen name till i pass boards to I can legally put RN after it.

    Swtooth

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