Dude I'm scared


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ArrowRN, BSN, RN

5 Articles; 1,146 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg, PCU, Travel. Has 9 years experience.

Not all new grads choose the hospital setting, there are lots of areas to choose. Some people in my class went straight into research, some into long term care, some at doctors office. Best thing for you is to probably shadow a nurse at a local hospital. Many have programs like that. Or you could volunteer and get an idea of where you'd like to be. There is no law that says you have to do hospital nursing and why put yourself in that position if its not for you.


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haha.. scary. glad i still got some time until i start my program though its creeping very quick. I'm very anxious and nervous about it too. My advice is to be proud of where you're at, as in if you started working and you're clueless, don't be ashamed and don't be afraid to ask for help and just do your best. You'll only get better. And who knows, you're probably selling yourself short and you're probably very capable.

Just keep eyes and ears open and learn as much as you can. I don't really have to much insight about actually working in a hospital so you could say i dont know what i'm talking about, but i do know worrying about it too much won't do you too much good.