Guten Tag! Wie Geht's?
When I first graduated nursing back in the stone age we were in one of those layoff cycles that nursing sometimes goes through. I got a job in a group home with 6 disabled adults. The job consisted of passing oral meds, meal prep, laundry, cleaning up a lot of pee, dodging a lot of thrown poo …. that kind of stuff. I wrote a letter to our provincial nursing board, and asked them if this was a recognized nursing position. Their reply confirmed that yes it was, I was still a real nurse. The hours working in the group home were applied to nursing experience, and maintaining my license.
Once I went into acute care, and critical care specifically, the learning started all over again.