LPN student in Ohio - page 2

]Hello all. I'm new to the forum and I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I've read so many post on here and I'm learning so much about what it really takes to be a nurse, not just the classroom... Read More

  1. by   eborgelt
    Quote from futureohiolpn
    I just love this board. I've only been on a few days, and I can honestly say I've never been in a web community where the people were as welcoming as they are at all nurses. Eborgelt, you said that you graduated in May, did you have a smooth transition going from school into actually working? If you did, what do you think made the transition smooth? If you did not then what do you think would have made the transition from school to work better?
    I think I had a pretty smooth transition from school to work. My last day of class was May 28th. I went for interviews in March on our spring break, and was offered a couple positions at that time. I took the position at University of Michigan because it was my dream employer. They are great and were wonderful about being a new grad. I took 2 weeks off after school ended to celebrate and recouperate, and started Central Nursing Orientation at UM after my 2 week break. It was 1 1/2 weeks long, then I started my orientation on the floor. I did everything except meds since I hadn't taken my NCLEX yet. I scheduled NCLEX for July 12, which was the soonest date I could get. I came off orientation as soon as I found out I passed boards, on July 14th. The transition was great for me. I liked that they let me start before graduation, so when i did pass boards, I could just start right away. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Always willing to help.

  2. by   RainDreamer
    Hi and welcome to allnurses!! Glad you decided to join us, we have a lot of fun and there's tons of great info for school, it's helped me a lot.