Thanks for all the congrats!
It feels good to have it behind me now.
My first day on the unit was Friday. There we start out with our preceptors as a "team". I was assigned to an RN and we had 5 patients. Three of them were going through DTs (Detox from Alcohol). That was fun!
I started an unsupervised IV with one stick. Yay!
Did most of my preceptor's charting...... Seriously
I love her. She's an older RN who's been there for decades and who also hates that we just went live with computer charting 2 weeks ago. She hates the computer, "doesn't get it", and let me do most of her charting for her. She REALLY knows her stuff though...This computer thing is just "slowing her down".
I got razzed a little by my co-workers for coming in as an RN. A few of the CAs asked me not to be mean to them (Of course not!) The RNs acted like they had too much faith in me. (I'm new to this....Help!)
All and all..it was a pretty fun day that went by really fast. I love being on the floor now and out of those boring redundant orientation classes.
Tomorrow will be more fun.....my favorite charge nurse is on. If he wasn't gay....I'd so be in love.
A Clinic RN and a Single Mom blogging through the depths of sanity. My life as I know it started with coffee and conversation in a smoky room. This is where I'm at now.