I'd love to hear feedback from nursing grads and returning nurses about what you feel is the hardest part about that first year of nursing
Is it the workload?
Is it fear of clinical skills that you don't feel ready for?
Not being able to put the whole picture together?
I have recently returned to nursing after a long absence, I previously worked agency , mostly long term care. I have experience being a med nurse and doing treatments. But I find the toughest part is the paperwork and organization of how to put it all together..of course a six week orientation would have helped
I would love to see an orientation that listed in order what you do in each situation instead of touching on isolated points here and there and putting it all together at the end. Not possible probably as that is not how a day goes..but it would be so helpful to start with one or two patient load, and shadow a nurse thru the admit, care, and discharge in exactly the order it happens.