Orientation process for new RN employee/fresh graduate

  1. When one lands a nursing job for the first time, what's the typical orientation process like? Is there a period of mentoring where the newbie can learn firsthand from an experienced staff member? I'm a US citizen foreign grad looking to work in the US and I'm concerned that I'll probably need a lot of catching up to speed especially when it comes to the more advanced machines and equipment in the US. Thanks.
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  3. by   AgentBeast
    It varies from facility to facility.
  4. by   SoldierNurse22
    It does vary, but usually, yes, there is a period of orientation, especially for new grads. Sometimes hospitals put new grads through mini-internships when they are first brought on to make sure they are competent and comfortable on their own. It is a good question to ask at your job interview!