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First Night Jitters

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gradRN2007 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac/Med Surg.

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oh my, my first night is tonight and i should be sleeping. i am a brand new grad nurse going to work in a great cardiac step down icu but i am trying to gather my wits, stethoscope, etc. and also have a case of the trots from nerves!! imodium here i come, any helpful suggestions, what to bring, i will be fortunate enough to have a great preceptor for 6 months but the nerves are still there!!!!!!!!

ps. i am one of the new "older" less flappable new grads :) with many years hospital lab experience (30)

any help would be appreciated....taking deep breaths as we speak, guided imagery.................oh and i have worked midnights for 10 years..8 hr. shifts not 12

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bigsyis has 24 years experience and specializes in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology.

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Take a deep breath, get some rest, get together whatever you always took to work, plus your stethescope and drug book. I am sure things will go better than you've even dared to hope!

Pay attention, take good notes, and ask questions. Congratulations, and good luck!

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puggymae specializes in OB, NP, Nurse Educator.

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Good luck tonight! Take your Imodium with you! ;)

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gradRN2007 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiac/Med Surg.

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i love this website,

thanks for all the support in such a short time

took another nap, imodium, pad, pen, stethoscope, drug book on my pda and in my purse,

and i am off

thanks again

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grandee3 has 20 years experience and specializes in Tele, Acute.

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Just a little humor, too much Immodium and you may get to do your first digital disimpaction. On yourself!

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nursemary9 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, Home Health, Oncology.

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Just read your note; Hope you're nite is going well; Hope you'll share your experiences with us.

After working nites for 30+ years, it is like second nature!! Good Luck, Again!!

You'll do great!!

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CCL"Babe" has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pre hospital, ED, Cath Lab, Case Manager.

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Hope that all went well.

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