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What was your first day like, on your very first job?

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evolvingrn works as a RN.

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The first day was more shadowing and learning the feel of the place. I gave a few subcutaenous shots for symptom mgt and did charting on a couple pts with help to learn the system but for the most part it was shadowing and learning more about our policies and procedures.

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PedsDrNurseTheo has 20 years experience and works as a Peds APRN.

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I sat in a classroom full of dewy eyed new grads, found the only other Paramedic/RN new hire in the back of the room, and sat through days worth of lectures and tons of powerpoints and textbook materials on policies, procedures, administrative regulations, and Press-Ganey score boosting exercises.

We took it all quite seriously, of course. :smokin:

Then we went into Nursing orientation for two weeks. Which consisted of MORE classroom lectures, powerpoint presentations, and videos.

Eventually, I got to get into the ICU where I met my preceptor.

And then the real learning began.

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Scarlette Wings has 27 years experience and works as a RN, BSHS, ICP.

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It was so long ago for me that I am not sure that I can even remember that far back. LOL. To be honest though I was so absolutely terrified of being out on the floor that I remember very little. I had my cap on with the little black stripe and my white nursing dress and shoes and was trying to keep all of it clean and white...what was I thinking. Stress!!!

I do remember carrying a notebook and took notes furiously trying to write everything down about the hospitals rules and where they kept their supplies and where the lab was, that type of thing. I don't think my bladder even worked my whole first week!

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A big headache and belly ache from being so nervous lol...but the second day was muchhh better

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lilbeans has 4 years experience and works as a RN.

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I sat in a classroom full of dewy eyed new grads, found the only other Paramedic/RN new hire in the back of the room, and sat through days worth of lectures and tons of powerpoints and textbook materials on policies, procedures, administrative regulations, and Press-Ganey score boosting exercises.

We took it all quite seriously, of course. :smokin:

Then we went into Nursing orientation for two weeks. Which consisted of MORE classroom lectures, powerpoint presentations, and videos.

Eventually, I got to get into the ICU where I met my preceptor.

And then the real learning began.

+1000, lectures, powerpoints, watching the clock, lectures, powerpoints, watching the clock, for the first two weeks

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