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  1. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    Thanks again everybody. I have one last question. Am I justified in declining this job offer? Outside this board, I'm feeling a "new grad entitlement" passive feeling from people (counselors)
  2. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    Wow, a lot of responses. Thank you everybody. Today I did have a phone conversation with the nursing director and one of the nurses on the unit today. Here's what I found out: so there are always two nurses on the floor with one CNA and one MD. The ...
  3. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    Thanks for your response! You brought up everything I'm concerned about. The nursing did say it wasn't in their budget to train me as they usually do but I'm thinking why are you hiring a fresh out of school new grad if that's the case. I'm still th...
  4. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    I don't think I'm going to be assigned to another nurse. From my understanding, there are always two nurses on the floor with one CNA and the ED doctor and I will be one of the two nurses. They were vague on how exactly will I be learning from the ot...
  5. Do rural hospitals orientate their nurses?

    Thanks for your response. I'm considering an ED job at a rural hospital which will not have an orientation program and I'm trying to decided if I should take it or not. I didn't know if it was a common trend for rural hospitals not putting their nurs...
  6. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    I think I should say yes because I need the job but I think I'm also putting myself at risk as well as my patients. What if a ambulance brings 4 or 5 trauma cases back to back and it's just the other nurse and me? I won't know where anything is at an...
  7. Do rural hospitals orientate their nurses?

    Greetings rural nurses! I feel like this is a dumb question but do rural hospitals have an orientation program for their new nurses? Or is it common for rural areas to just have their nursing start on the floor without any orientation to the floor?
  8. Starting an ER job with no orientation?

    Greetings! I been reading through these forums and I'm wondering if you can help me decide if I want to accept a job or not in the Emergency Department. I'm a new grad who is about to start at a 6-bed Emergency Department hospital with around 10 oth...