Thursday, June 19, 2008

Finally in the Groove

It has taken several weeks for me to finally feel like I have a clue about what I am doing on the floor.

My preceptor is awesome. He is funny, organized, laid back and doesn't sit around complaining all the time about how awful the hospital/floor/money/job is.

Nothing terribly exciting has happened so far and based on what I have seen, I don't anticipate anything really dramatic. It is a good slice of what floor nursing is like.

Since I am on a cardiac floor, the RN's do their own vital signs, especially manual BP's. I will walk out of this experience a Vital Sign Diva. I've done a lot more teaching than I thought I would get to do. It is amazing how much repetition is needed for some people.

There are other people from my school on different floors doing externships. Based on what their stories are, I am extremely fortunate to have my floor and preceptor. I am learning a lot and not just a gopher.

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