I'm a new graduate nurse from an associate degree program. My options for hospital positions were limited because basically everywhere requires a BSN. I wanted to stay within the acute hospital setting because that's where I currently work now. And yes I've heard it before if you are matricualted you can still be hired. That is defintely true but I am based in NY where we are have some pretty strict employers who adibe by only hiring the BSN nurse once the degree is (completed entirely).
I have landed a job with an outpatient dialysis facility. I basically wanted to seek and speak with anyone regarding how I can be prepare for this new role. I have five years experience as a nursing asst/telemetry techician in a acute hospital setting. Most of our patients who require dialysis are sent off the floor to the dialysis unit. My employer is one of those that don't take ADN-RN's even if matriculated into a BSN program.
I have seen bedside dialysis done during covid. I'm just not really familiar with it in it's entirety. However, the nurses were absolutely amazing. Gowned up for 2-6 hours in these rooms providing patient care and monitoring them. Some of the most amazing nurses I've seen.
I have a three long month orientation coming up this September! I just want to prepare what supplies I shall need besides a good stethoscope, scissors, penlight, etc. I appreciate any tips, advice, etc. I just want to make sure I have the best mindset going forward to be a safe competent novice nurse. I look forward to working with the demographic of patients and the intricacy of renal care/dialysis.
Thank you so much in advance 🙂