I have a desire to change specialties from adult med to pediatrics. On average, how many weeks of orientation have you found is beneficial for current nurses wishing to switch specialties?
I found one hospital that said they offer 2 weeks training and I'll have people to support me as I work; but, I'm not too comfortable.
What should I be looking for as far as a safe orientation? I don't mind 3 weeks as long as I will be given classes to help me grow and practice safely.
If you don't have an answer to this question, that's okay. Could you share with me which pediatric books are among your favorite professional literature? And why are those books your favorites?
Thanks in advance for your advice/information.
BTW, I am applying for openings in large children hospitals.