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Transitioning from school to career

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by meganinidaho meganinidaho (New Member) New Member

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How have some of you transitioned into your nursing careers after school?

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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How have some of you transitioned into your nursing careers after school?

Homework question?

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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How?

I got a job ... working straight nights. And I got an apartment ... with a roommate I barely knew. And I committed to doing my best and sticking it out even if I didn't always enjoy it.

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience.

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One day at a time, learning something new every day.

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How? Well.. I got a job. :p

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RetrieverGirl has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/surg tele, home health, travel.

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I took a 32 hour position as an RN on 36 bed medical surgical unit at a level 1 trauma hospital. Orientation was 3 months and I was trained on days and nights since I was hired as a variable shift position. I hated it at first but then it got better. I joined unit council and became actively involved with fund raising, community events, health fairs, parties and outings for the group. Joining unit council helped me to become more comfortable as a nurse while other nurses served as mentors. Serving on the unit as a new nurse gave the senior nurses insight on how changes could be implemented to make things better for everyone. I always felt like our working relationships were healthier because of our bond through unit council. 2.5 yrs later I'm still on the same unit and I enjoy the people I work with.

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Hmmm. I applied to nursing jobs. Went on interviews. Accepted a position. Transition completed!

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