Even though I am a new nurse, I have never had an orientation, like the one I am having on a new job. From the first day, I was instructed to pass out meds. Nevermind I did not know anyone, how people take their meds, etc. Some pt.s I basically had to guess, who needed thier meds crushed. I wasn't walked down halls, room by room, to point out patients. I wasn't even given a census sheet. The people who are orientating me, basically say "go pass the meds". No instruction on policy, procedure, how the facility operates, nada. Not who the diabetics are. I pretty much felt like I was agency. I wasn't shown where things were kept.
Has anyone had an orientation like this. I am a new nurse, but I would think, this isn't the norm. Any suggestion. TIA.