New Grad in CCU

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Do you think a 12 week orientation for a new graduate nurse in the ICU seems adequate? When would you expect a new grad RN to assume the care of 2 CCU level patients independently with minimal assistance from the preceptor?

JEE93

JEE93, ASN, RN

Specializes in CCU/CVICU. Has 2 years experience. 23 Posts

Hey there, I also started as a new grad in a CCU. My orientation was 12 weeks. I would say probably about halfway to 3/4s of the way through orientation you should be taking 2 patients by yourself, with your preceptor there as backup and for you to ask questions.