How long does it take to get Oriented on your New Psyche Nurse Job - page 2

Hi ....I just started in a psyche facility and they give you about 3 weeks orientation and then you are on the floor. Very overwhelmning...The legal and everything....lots to know...how long does it take to get the hang....Will... Read More

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    I was an experienced med surg nurse with 10 years of teaching experience, much of it special ed. The standard orientation at my facility is 6 months for a new grad, 3 months for a non psych nurse, 3 weeks for a psych nurse new to the hospital, and 1 week if you're just switching units.

    I was out of orientation in 6 weeks - but that's where my preceptors and I felt comfortable.

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