Oct 28, '12
Well, my first true job as an RN is going pretty good. I started my night shift orientation last week and things went pretty well. I am doing pretty well according to both my dayshift preceptor and my night shift preceptor. It's those little detail oriented stuff I need to work on, and no one is sweating to much over that other than me lol. On days I was taking the whole team by my 3rd day and my preceptor was pretty impressed to not have to hold my hand as much as both of us thought. She pretty much was there as resource and comforting presence. I also loved the fact that if she didn't know the answer to something, she didn't hesitate to ask someone more experienced than her or one of the charge nurses. Actually, ALL the nurses on my unit are available to ask questions too or think outloud too.
After losing my last job my confidence was shot and now I'm much more confident in myself and my skills. I still have alot to learn and even my manager stated that learning never stops.
I still have to finish the critical care course and eventually take both ACLS and a class on sheath pulls, but things are actually going great.
I think I may have finally found my niche.
Last edit by Joe V on Oct 31, '12
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