Too many new grads?? - page 2

by brithoover 5,875 Views | 14 Comments

Hi everyone! I'm an RN with about 2.5 years experience. I just got hired on at a very respectful hospital on the peds heme/onc unit. I have been applying for 2 years so I'm very excited! I was nervous because I was afraid of... Read More


  1. 0
    The floor staff that I talked to said its really difficult for them. We have 3 months orientation but you really aren't comfortable for at least 6 months. So once everyone is off orientation, most still need help from the regular staff
  2. 0
    Can I ask which hospital you are speaking of? I have been a nurse since 2010 and would love to work in oncology, so far I have not had any luck in my area.
  3. 0
    Quote from cmmny
    Can I ask which hospital you are speaking of? I have been a nurse since 2010 and would love to work in oncology, so far I have not had any luck in my area.
    I'm in Toronto Canada
  4. 0
    When I was hired about 2 yrs ago, they hired 11 new grads to the heme/onc/bmt floor. Extensive training, classes, and long precepting was done. When on our own, the senior staff still offered help, and continue to at this time.
  5. 0
    I wasn't a new grad, but still new to the hospital when I started on my onc unit last year. I think 5 other people started that were new to the area, as well. Our management did a really great job by titrating everyone onto their own slowly. So, even though people had completed their orientation milestones, there were two week gaps before new people were off.

    It won't be without challenges, but its also a tremendous opportunity to build a really strong team.
    Good luck in your new job! I didn't intend on going into oncology when I was in school, but I'm happy to be there now.


Top