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Newbie Cardiac Nurse

First Year   (155 Views | 1 Replies)

PeeWeeQ has 1 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac ICU.

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Hello Everyone,

I'm a brand new RN, just graduated in December. I start basic orientation next week and start orienting on the floor with my preceptor for 90 days on the following week. I'm in my early 40s, have been an EMT-B for many years, an Infantry Medic, and an ER Technician.

I'm excited and I'm also a little nervous. What are some of the things you wish you had brushed up on before starting as a new nurse? I know I just finished school, but, in a two-year ADN program, you get crammed with so much knowledge in such a short period, you start to realize you have all of this knowledge, passed the NCLEX, and yet, feel just a bit inadequate--maybe more than just a bit. That is, particularly having worked around RNs for some time in the ER, I've had time to realize how much I DON'T know and how hard it can be sometimes to exercise your ability to recall info when you need it.

Thanks everyone!

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I hope someone can reply to this because I am in the exact same boat! I start on 2/17 and I feel overwhelmed already. I could use some advice too!

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