I am a new nurse, just graduated May 2012, passed boards on first attempt (YAY!!), and became registered on July 4th! :-D
I landed my first job in my dream hospital, dream unit (Med/Surg), on night shift. I haven't started yet, dealing with HR, job care and orientation starts next week.
Being a newbie, I have tons of questions!!! I tried to look for organizations to join and was overwhelmed at the sheer amount of magazines, online services, specialty services, EBN journals, etc. that are available! What have you used that you found helpful? I live in California, if that makes a difference.
What are the "must have" items that you needed or wished someone had told you when you first started out? Books? Tools?
I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing profession! ^_^
Thanks in advance!