hey rehab nurses,
I'm a new nurse (passed NCLEX 07/01/10) and will be starting my orientation in an acute rehab hospital on August 4th. My orientation will be 6 weeks long and my DON said she will allot me more time if i feel that is inadequate. My preceptor and good friend was oriented with this much time and said i'll be fine. What do you guys think? Is 6 weeks enough? I'm an LPN and start my last semester of RN school in the last few days of August so it would be great to just do 6 weeks and get on with it...if that's enough. I know it depends on the type of person you are and blah blah blah. i want to know how it was for you. i consider myself a fast learner so i'm going to see if 6 weeks will suffice....who knows though..i might change my mind when it gets close to time to throw me to the wolves. O yeah and i've worked at this hospital for the last year as a tech so i'm familiar with alot.