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Ready2GradMay09 has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Education, Family practice.

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For those that can remember, what if any orientation did you receive for your NP position outside of the general corporate/hospital-based orientation and EMR training? Was there any orientation at the practice level? If so how long, and what experiences did this include? Were you offered/paired with a mentor?

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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I do NICU only in-patient but had 4 months. 2 months in our Level 4 (highest NICU level), 1 month in our Level 2, and one month doing deliveries. Had one preceptor for each  “rotation.” With my current group they give them about 5-6 months for new grads and they go to multiple hospitals and so are paired with whoever is on (only experienced ones of course).

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ArmaniX has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Critical Care.

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ICU 3 months orientation paired with another NP for each shift with gradual shift in being more independent and responsible. 
 

As well as in unit training, additional “boot camp” like education days were assigned and part of the new hire new NP process. 

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I had six weeks of general internal med training 60 hour weeks before being cut loose to take night call and such. We had very good backup so it wasn’t too bad after a while. Mostly the job was just doing admissions and putting our fires at night. Nothing too medically complex. Er covered most codes but we were responsible for most rapids which was fine since 98% of rapids are nurses panicking for no reason.  
EMR was mostly paper so that was just able to be picked up along the way. 
No procedures required besides US IJ since surgery did most lines and pulm crit was usually in house

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3 months in family medicine. 1 month shadowing (1 week with each person on my team) . 2nd month taking a couple patients off  the persons schedule I was following for the day.   3rd month I was taking patients on my own but had to run  my plan with a provider.   I felt ready to go on my own.

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