Just a very happy post from a very happy new nurse - page 2

I am happy to report that after graduating in May with a BSN, passing NCLEX in early June, putting in over 100 applications since March, spending countless amounts of money and time on job hunting,... Read More

  1. by   Flatlander
    Dear OP...Orientation on a specialty unit is a steep uphill climb. I suggest daily study and review of what you've learned that day and general nursing review, meds, procedures, etc., if you really want to shine, or even just survive. I suggest you look up any or all replies on this site from HouTx pertaining to orientation. You have a limited time to prove yourself and secure your position. Work hard and best of luck to you. If your staff is truly welcoming and inspiring to you, you already have a leg up. Congratulations!
  2. by   vlo10
    Congrats, best of luck
  3. by   Puckerup78
    Congratulations!!!!
  4. by   YogaRN2703
    What great news! You worked your patootie off to get that job and now it's time to celebrate, a little, har! Next milestone: Two years on the unit and then you can do/go wherever!
  5. by   mshessle
    Congrats!!! What hospital? I worked Level 2 Nursery in Knoxville. You'll like Knoxville. There's lots to do without it being an overwhelming city.
  6. by   Ellie-Mae
    Quote from mshessle
    Congrats!!! What hospital? I worked Level 2 Nursery in Knoxville. You'll like Knoxville. There's lots to do without it being an overwhelming city.
    I'll be working for university of Tennessee Medical Center. Thats how I felt when I went for an interview it was large enough to have things to do but small enough that it still felt cozy. Thank you for the well wishes!
  7. by   Ellie-Mae
    Thanks everyone for your well wishes & advice, I worked incredibly hard to get into a specialty right away and skip the 2 years on med surg thing. The extra work in nursing school finally feels like it is paying off, I have two years to learn as much as I can from a nationally & regionally ranked/recognized, level 1 trauma & referral center, magnet teaching hospital & I feel incredibly fortunate to be working there. Not many people from my state or my nursing school leave the area or go off to work for such a big hospital, I'm the lucky one of the pack that did and I am very grateful for my chance.
  8. by   Ellie-Mae
    Quote from YogaRN2703
    What great news! You worked your patootie off to get that job and now it's time to celebrate, a little, har! Next milestone: Two years on the unit and then you can do/go wherever!

    2 years will fly by but I am hoping to absorb as much knowledge as possible before moving over to NICU and then working towards getting my specialty in NICU nursing and eventually go back for my NNP, big goals so one step at a time.
  9. by   flyfarfaraway
    Welcome to UT! Great place to work!
  10. by   momof3nurse
    Quote from Ellie-Mae
    I am happy to report that after graduating in May with a BSN, passing NCLEX in early June, putting in over 100 applications since March, spending countless amounts of money and time on job hunting, traveling across the country from NM to TN for an interview I wasn't sure I did well on I was officially offered a full time RN position in Knoxville on the mother baby unit. I am probably more ecstatic than I was when I passed my NCLEX. It was an incredibly frustrating, tiring, feeling hopeless journey but I am being welcomed onto an amazing unit with amazing staff and management. I couldn't be happier and I just wanted to share in the good news with y'all!!!
    Congrats!!!! Hard work pays off!
  11. by   Marsha238612
    Congrats!!! Love hearing encouraging stories like yours.

    Kudos to you @(^_^)@

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  12. by   Flatlander
    Congratulations! Hope it continues to meet your high expectations and that you will be successful in your orientation. Keep working hard...Study and ask for frequent reviews of progress in writing if possible from preceptor and get to know your nurse manager and nurse educator. Review your mother baby knowledge and your nursing skills, meds, etc. before you hit the floor. Use "brain sheets" to organize your shifts. Keep a low profile and maintain professional demeanor at all times. Orientation will go fast and is the time you have to prove yourself on the unit. Don't forget you are being evaluated. Good luck and come here often for support and encouragement.

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