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by Nurse2be0942 Nurse2be0942 (New Member) New Member

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Hello all! 

I am freshly graduated from nursing school (graduated on Monday). I have signed up to take the nclex and am now waiting on my school to send transcripts so I can get my official ATT. I already have a job in place at a local area hospital in a medical surgical unit. I spoke with HR today and they stated I was able to work as a “graduate nurse” until I have my official NCLEX results which my status will then change to RN. My question is what types of things will I be able to do without taking my NCLEX? Will I be able to perform nursing duties under the direct supervision of an RN or pretty much just be a glorified CNA (not that I’m complaining...I’m excited to get to work!) Has anyone had this experience as a brand new graduate? Thank you in advance for your replies! 

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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You'll have to ask the hospital (and the specific unit) where you will be working.   Each workplace is a little different.   But yes, the ideas you mentioned in your original post indicate the general idea.   However, you may also go through the orientation classes, etc. for the RN position and be able to do tasks like med administration under the direct supervision of your RN preceptor.

Didn't you discuss that when you interviewed -- before  you accepted the job?

 

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Until today..I honestly had no idea that was something that I was able to do. I anticipated waiting until I passed my NCLEX. I spoke with HR so she wasn’t to specific as to job duties of a nurse graduate, I have orientation next week to meet the nursing manager and will of course be inquiring about it then but just wanted to get a general idea. Thank you for taking the time to reply. 

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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I was able to do everything an RN would do because I was still on orientation when I took/passed my NCLEX.  My preceptor supervised me the whole time

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