Dearest Fellow Nurses! First I would like to thank you all for the support you have given me throughout my time of job hunting!! I could not have done it without your support (there are minimal amount of jobs for new grads!!) :redpinkhe
I had to take a few months off of allnurses.com and was really stressed but I'm back now... I am 2 weeks off of orientation and just wanted to see if anyone had any advice for a new RN at a new job... It is a step down ICU...
Jun 20, '12
Your learning does not end with orientation. Just because orientation has ended, does not mean that your education ends.
Always attempt to learn and see new things. If a person comes into your unit with an illness/device/surgery you've never seen, taken part in or heard of, jump at the chance to assist the primary nurse in whatever way you can.
Subscribe to a nursing journal, attend conferences, go to continuing education seminars if your hospital offers them. Nursing is a living, breathing profession and is continually evolving and changing. It is your responsibility to evolve and change with it!
Best of luck!