Got a job on Ortho Floor

  1. I have worked on my Ortho floor for 1 1/2yrs as a PCA, and I have enjoyed it.

    This past Saturday my Unit Manager pulled me into her office and asked me would I like a job on this floor when I graduate... (which is December 12th)

    So I told her of course She offered me a FT Night position.. I am so excited..


    Now all I have to do is past my final and survive ICU and Pediatrics clinicals
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    About Ortho_RN

    Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,616; Likes: 37
    New RN Grad... Just passed NCLEX.. Working on a Ortho floor


  3. by   exnavygirl-RN
    I'm working full time nights in Ortho. It seems to be a good place to start. I finished LPN school in July.
  4. by   KimRN03
    I have also been a PCA on an Ortho floor for about six months and interned there this past summer. I was offered a Day/Evening position when I graduate starting December 30. I am excited, but terrified! It helps that I know the staff and know the floor already. I am a little concerned that the staff will assume I know certain things.

    Congrats on your position! I think ortho is a great place to start!
  5. by   nursALS
    Hi..... I have been an ortho/neuro RN for 31 years. I love ortho patients because generally they are not sick. They are usually healthy patients who come in for their elective surgeries, get well, and go home. I like to see patients get well and go home. We do get our share of the elderly who fall and fracture their hips, but most of the patients are stable.
  6. by   aathomstew
    I worked 7p-7a and our pt. load is about 5-6 pts. But up to 4 pts. can be post-op and have 3-4 pts. with PCA/Epi's.
  7. by   s6182
    I have worked ortho trauma for 8 years. I love it. Congratulations and Good luck

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