I will be graduating in December and I already have a job. I chose to start in March so I can prepare for the boards. The floor I am working on has mostly tele beds but have 12 beds set aside for vent patients. Although I am sure this will be challenging and exciting at the same time, I am a little nervous. Any advice on what should be prepare for as a new grad? Any handbooks/materials that I could get that will be helpful? By the way, at the end of my orientation, I do have to take a test (Tele/Critical care).
Nov 17, '06
Thanks to both of you for your blessings and advice!
I did originally ask for Med Surg floor, But suprisingly, there were none! At my hospital, they do take new grads. I believe the orientation is a little more extensive though. Also, I think pretty soon everything will be monitored. So I might as well learn now right.
Last edit by SerenityR.N. on Nov 17, '06