I graduated with my BSN in May, passed my NCLEX with 75 questions July 1st and got hired back in April before I graduated on an Oncology unit. Oncology has always been where I pictured myself working, so I jumped on the opportunity without question. I came from out of state so I have only met the nurses on the floor I will be working with once as a kind of "working interview".
Anyway, I start orientation Monday and even though I have my license, I don't feel like a nurse at all yet. I am actually even more terrified after reading some of the first year and orientation horror stories on here. I know they say nurse's eat their young, but I feel like I am able to get along with pretty much anyone.
I just wanted to ask if anyone could give me a head's up as to what orientation/first year is TYPICALLY like. I know it will vary, but I could use some encouragement (not sugar coated) the truth. Also, advice for surviving orientation. I am sorry if this was posted somewhere before, I am still learning to use this site. I appreciate all the input in advance!