I graduated last month from a 15 month LPN program. Previously I was a CNA at a LTC for a year on 3rd shift. Halfway through nursing school I quit, so I could focus on school. I was just rehired by the same Long term facility. I start in a week.
I was hoping maybe I could get advice from experienced nurses, since I am a new grad. I will be training on first shift for 4 weeks, because of the fact I just finished school. Then I will be going to nights(Baylor shift) Saturday and Sunday nights 7pm-7am.
I do know I will probably be looking at some problems with the CNA's I previously worked with. Especially since some of the same CNA's trained me when I first got my CNA certification. I am hoping they will not feel resentment to me...I know when I was working as a CNA, I worked with this guy Mike, who..how do I put this..He was a bit of a dope. He seemed pretty jealous I was going to school and when we went to change someone one night, he called me a know-it-all..The reason being was a pt was wet...and he said, "lets wait till next rounds, shes not totally soaked yet." I said, "Mike, we should really change her, because it could cause skin break down and the urine will irritate her skin..". In a way I can understand why some may show resentment..but if they want to be a nurse, all they have to do is apply to a program and apply for financial aid..I know I will be paying out the heiny for 10 yrs. Hahaha...
Ok so that will probably be an obstacle. And the combative pts could be a little bit of an obstacle..(I am 22 wks pregnant.) Any other things I should look forward to as a new nurse or any advice to give me?
I honestly would appreciate it immensely. I am actually pretty scared about finally going out into the "real world".