Nurse Intern starting Wed, any advice?

  1. Hello, New Grads,

    I will be starting an internship on an ortho unit on Wednesday and was wondering what advice you all could give me. I will be working with my preceptor for 10 weeks. Is there anything you would suggest that I work on? I am really looking to get more experience with assessments and IV's. I also have 5 observation experiences...OR, ER, Cath Lab, Onco clinic, PICC Line Service. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 139
    RN in Ortho


  3. by   meownsmile
    The experience will depend on the guidelines you recieved for the position. We have externs in our hospital that are junior students and basically cant do anything by policy. I still wonder how this externship(basically shadowing) for 8 weeks is going to help these girls at all. They are already junior students, are they really going to back out now? I doubt it.
    But anyway, good luck and i hope it is all you hope it to be.
  4. by   Gator,SN
    My advice to you is simple......ENJOY every moment of your experience!

    oh and as far as assessment skills, you can never be too good at this. Even the most subtle changes can be clues to major problems and even the most boring routine tasks (like giving a bath)can help you to notice these things. Relax, keep and open mind and ask questions......
    Best wishes!
  5. by   katscan
    I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday! Welcome to the world of Nursing! Now, all you have to decide is where in that world you want to be-the field's wide open!