As I mentioned above several preceptors refused or forgot to fill out my daily evals and one even put my binder somewhere that it wasn't supposed to be. It was just a disaster as the floor I was on was sink or swim.
I'm looking for my next opportunity because after my eight weeks of orientation I didn't progress enough and I've been let go. I learned the most valuable thing for me as the bedside especially in mega hospital isn't for me. Going to assess what's next for me, but I do know there is a place me for in Nursing.
stockmanjr replied to blueindigo79's topic in School
I'm thinking about school nursing as a new grad who did two months in the hospital setting and hated my life. Would school nursing be appropriate for me to think about? In my city they accept new grads and give six weeks of training. Curious at everyone's thoughs as I think some form of public health nursing is for me just want to be sure I'm finding the correct fit.
There's a huge gap in the quality of residency programs. Some are amazing and give you awesome support while other's just change your title to resident and offer little else. I would tread very carefully and really do your due diligence on them.
Hi all sorry for another typical new grad post. I'm three shifts into a residency program on a busy peds floor and I'm not sure where I'm supposed to be goal wise. Over my three shifts I've had four different preceptors which includes one shift I had to switch mid shift due to the charge nurse not accounting for a patient's family not wanting a male nurse. My first day I pretty much just shadowed and my second day was a week later since my hospital schedules a shift during the classroom part of orientation which makes no sense. On my second shift I got more involved and had some good learning outcomes. My third shift was a disaster. My preceptor decided it was a good idea to send me to fiddle with my Ascom during report so I missed about half of the info on two of our patients. She also decided I should take the led on all three patients which had. For reference 2-3 patients is our normal full load. Of course this didn't go well and I felt overwhelmed. She also refused to go over what I missed during report and that made me feel even stupider when I got her questions wrong. Not sure where I should be at this point of my orientation. Planning to talk to my orientation coordinator this week as I'm confused and scared that I'm not where I should be. Since I moved for this job also very scared I'm going to get fired. As, an aside to how bizarre this program is we don't have a med surg orientation until weeks four and six of the program. Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed!
I'm starting at a large acute care peds hospital in a few weeks. I've been out of school for about 7 months now and when I went to practice my physical assessment skills I was rubbish at them. The problem is especially on Peds at my school we didn't get enough practice as we often had only 1 pt per week of clinical. My physical assessment class was fine but again it didn't super prepare me. I'm freaking out now as I don't want to bomb with my first patient. Am I overstressing? Will my preceptor work with me on this? I'm quite nervous as I want to be the awesome nurse that the kids deserve.