Friday, February 02, 2007

The First Five

I have just completed the first five days of work as a registered nurse! Yeah!

We are now fully orientated to the workforce and have yet to see a patient. The department looks fantastic and over the next few months will be expanding dramatically. There are 9 graduates in the ED so the undertaking for all involved is huge. I have to say that the in house educators and clincial facilitators so far have been amazing. At the beginning of the week my stress levels were very high. All the paperwork and competencies that we have had to undertake this week along with the modules of work that is to be completed over the coming year really is overwhelming at times, but to their credit the hospital has put together a great team and we are all off to a great start.

I have leart a lot this week and my brain feels like mush. Most nights I have come home with a headache and a very high stress level, but now that it is all finished I feel excited to get into the real work next week. But for now at least I plan to enjoy the weekend off as it will be the last available for a while.


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain! I started in an ED as a fairly new nurse a year ago, and there are still days I feel that way!

By the way, I have added you to my blogroll. I just found your blog by following a link.. I'll be back!

Mama Mia said...

Welcome to the workforce! Looking forward to hearing about your ED...