Hi all! I am in my junior year of a BSN program and will be graduating May 04. I just accepted a position as a Nurse Extern/Tech in a Respiratory Unit. I will be working full time over the summer and every other weekend my last year of school. I guess I'm just looking for advice as to what to expect, any hints or tips, etc.
I think I am interested in ICU or stepdown and was directed to this position by H.R. who said it would be a great experience for me, as many of the patients transfer in from ICU and also often have other disease processes going on.
The Nurse Manager I interviewed with seems awesome and I am really excited about the position, however I am nervous because I didn't intentionally seek out a respiratory position and I'm not sure what to expect.
Ironically, I just finished up Peds where 90% of my patients were RSV or acute asthma episodes. And I have asthma. And now I'm taking this job. Hmmm... maybe somebody's trying to tell me something?!?
Anyway, thanks in advance for your advice!