So today was the day.I just graduated 9/08..passed boards 11/16/08 and today I started working! I found a GREAT job at a GREAT facility(ccrc or retirement community).My coworkers are nice. The nurse that oriented me treated me to lunch today.Now, one may think that I don't have much to compare to(which is true)..BUT..the places where I had my clinicals were nothing like this place. It smelled nice, people are friendly and introduced themselves,very laid back. My mother who is an RN said that if you go to a place and you really feel like you BELONG there, then you probably do.Not to say that there won't be craziness going on at times (hey,nowhere's perfect)but I just feel like I made a great choice...so as to how my day went.Paperwork,tour,policy & procedures,paperwork,lunch,paperwork.lol.I will have orientation for about the next month which is really good because I am a new nurse.I don't have much of a story today..but I will probably write back again and share how my first day ALONE has gone.Thanks for Listening!!