Do you remember your first day on the job? Do you remember your first day on the job? | allnurses

Do you remember your first day on the job?

  1. 10 How was your first day at work? Were you excited, nervous, surprised, lost, or just happy? Share your stories below.

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  3. Visit  T-Bird78 profile page
    My first day was my coworker's second day, so it was kind of like when you're a kid by the pool and two people grab you by the wrists and ankles, swing you three times, and throw you in. Did I mention we were the only two nurses? Fortunately the PA was great and showed us the ropes!
  4. Visit  BellasMommyOBRN profile page
    It's not my first day anymore....but I did just switch jobs two months ago. Scary as heck and unbelievably challenging! Thanks for sharing this!
  5. Visit  echoRNC711 profile page
    Kind of scarey but I have not one memory at all of my 1st day.!!! I will say , I had a fantastic preceptor during orientation that made everything go smoothly . I still,20yrs later feel a gratitude to her for that. I still think she is fantastic and represents the very best of nursing.

    Shout out to the nurses that give new nurse's the very best of beginnings!
  6. Visit  Murse520 profile page
    I start my first day on the floor as a new grad tomorrow, hopefully this doesn't happen to me!
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  7. Visit  That Guy profile page
    My first day was responding to a code in an MRI that went on for over 3 hours....
  8. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    A baptism, so to speak.
  9. Visit  RmCU_nA profile page
    my first day of work<cna>was like a graduating nursing student..superviser was watching me do EVERYTHING..and saying get used to it..and then a week later..superviser says keep it up!!..its relieving.......
  10. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
    I'm a NA. My first day was insane. I went home and cried every day for a week. I'm thankful to say I stuck it out and enjoyed it after the first month or so.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  11. Visit  tokmom profile page
    Yep, I was shown the med room, break room and then given 4 pts to take care of. So much for orientation.
  12. Visit  boywork profile page
    I certainly do its was terrible and mentally and physically exhausting, its like a roller coaster ride.
  13. Visit  zorro_wrangler profile page
    Do I remember? could I possibly forget...?
  14. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    First day as a brand new nurse, fresh out of school.
    How can I forget?
    It felt like one of those horror movies, where the length of the parking lot/sidewalk/hallway was endless. Like I was walking to my doom. I was terrified because I knew I didn't know anything.
    The extremes in emotion, tend to sear themselves into your brain, making them impossible to forget.