The first facility I went to ever as an agency LPN gave me a night to shadow a nurse before passing meds the next day. Well, now, this next facility I didn't so much get thru the door and they wanted to give me the keys. I told them I was there for orientation as I had never worked there. Well, it didn't happen and I spent the night behind the med cart and none of the patients had wristbands on and the MAR pictures were way out of date. So I had to rely on another nurse(who had only been there a week) and NAs to point out the patients. Do you all get an orientation before you take over a floor or just get thrown in cold?