My first day as a Nurse Tech on MBU!

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Today was my first day as a Nurse Tech on the Mother Baby Unit ... and my feet are killing me after 12 hours!

I've never enjoyed anything more in my life ... I must've looked silly walking around with a huge grin all day! I passed trays, calcualted I&O's, washed newborns, did peri care, drained foley's and so much more I can't even remember! Oh, I watched a circumcision, too!

I'm losing support from my husband because I took this job and took a 60% cut in pay to do it. But I love it. I'm glad I did it.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support! :D


177 Posts

Congrats on your first day!!!! I can't wait to do the same. I hope all of your days ahead are this good!!!


593 Posts

Congrats on your successful first day. Remind your dear husband that by getting some experience now and being visible to the hospital, you may have a better chance of getting a job offer before you even graduate. I don't think that money is the primary motivator for students to become nurse techs, it is the exposure and the actual hands on so that when you do get your RN, you'll feel less like a fish out of water.

Congratulations again!!!



145 Posts

Congratulations! That IS exciting. I hope you feel this way for a long time. I look forward to putting my license to work-hopefully this summer. It's cool to be doing what you've worked so hard at school for, isn't it?

Specializes in Adolescent Psych, PICU.

Oh wow it does sound exciting! Can't wait till Im in yur shoes!!



185 Posts

Thanks for the positive replies everyone ... I'm starting to feel overwhlemed with all that I have taken on but it's nice to know I can always get support here! :)


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Specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

wonderful! continue to enjoy.


414 Posts

I am so glad that you had a great day. Congrats.

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