NEW GRADS

  1. New Grads:
    If there was a class offered for new grads would it be of interest to you? Topics covered
    -Critical thinking skills
    -Time management
    -Charting
    -Basic meds used in the ICCU, ER and telemetry
    -identifying a deteriorating patient
    -identifying a septic patient
    -Rapid Response


    Is there any other topics you'd want to see covered and would this be a class/seminar you'd be willing pay for?
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  3. by   broughden
    I would expect the things you just listed to be covered in nursing school.
  4. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from broughden
    I would expect the things you just listed to be covered in nursing school.
    As would I, although a few are more facility specific and should be covered by the facility's orientation.
  5. by   ICCURN7
    So would I but I'm finding with our new grads they don't have these skills
  6. by   Guy in Babyland
    Those things are covered in a residency or a long orientation (I had 12 week classroom/preceptorship orientation)>
  7. by   broughden
    Quote from ICCURN7
    So would I but I'm finding with our new grads they don't have these skills
    That's disturbing.
    Tracking vitals and other key indicators to identify a declining patient should be the basis of nursing skills.
    What is your facility doing for orientation?
  8. by   RNperdiem
    Nursing school teaches a lot of theory these days. The practical education is more and more taken on by the hospital. The topics listed sound good to me.
  9. by   cleback
    Rapid response training I found helpful as a new grad. Particularly communication and delegation during.
  10. by   ICCURN7
    I would think so but I'm not finding that to be the case with many of our new grads.
  11. by   Tenebrae
    Would I pay for it?

    No, because if I hadnt of learned in it nursing school or the time since and it was relevant to my current position I would expect work to provide the training, either in house or pay for it to be done externally
  12. by   Hoosier_RN
    Quote from ICCURN7
    So would I but I'm finding with our new grads they don't have these skills
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    anymore they pump them out so quick. I remember being in class for my RN 5 days a week 8-12 hours a day, then more work at home. Now 2-3 days, 6-8 hours a week, most of that clinical. It concerns me some
  13. by   thoughtful21
    Quote from ICCURN7
    New Grads:
    If there was a class offered for new grads would it be of interest to you? Topics covered
    -Critical thinking skills
    -Time management
    -Charting
    -Basic meds used in the ICCU, ER and telemetry
    -identifying a deteriorating patient
    -identifying a septic patient
    -Rapid Response


    Is there any other topics you'd want to see covered and would this be a class/seminar you'd be willing pay for?
    I would be interested in a class with tips and guidelines for charting. I would pay for that.

    For myself, I think improving my critical thinking and time management would be best learned on the job. I don't know if another class would help me - we had many during nursing school, and on the job application would be more helpful at this point.
    Rapid Response is something my facility will teach me, and the other 3 topics were covered pretty well in nursing school.
  14. by   Serhilda
    No. A lot of these things were covered in nursing school or are addressed during new grad residencies. It'd be a waste of my money honestly.

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