First Day on the Unit

June 16, 2008

I woke up at 4:45 a.m. and got home at 5 p.m., and all I’m thinking at this moment is that my legs and feet are very tired.

Today I met my preceptor, Christy, and basically followed her around the entire day. She is extremely nice, but I don’t think she quite understands the concept that I am an RN with a license (yay!) and I can actually do stuff. It wasn’t until the end of the day, when she was getting behind, that I finally told her, “You know if you need help with anything I can do something for you.” She said, “You can give meds?” Um…yeah, I’ve been doing that since the second semester of nursing school!

She won’t be my only preceptor, because she doesn’t work every day. But I really liked the unit and the people, and I’m sure I will love it once I get more involved and obtain more autonomy. I already requested my vacation days (August 1-3 for my good friend Ellen’s wedding in Kansas, and of course October 3-12!), I have my own locker with a lock and my name on it, and I know all the secret codes. I just need to get my hands dirty!

P.S. I promise that all my posts won’t have to do with nursing from now on!

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Comments on First Day on the Unit

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    From Erica:

    Sounds like you had a great day!
    You’re welcome to stop by in August, but I know you’ll probably be busy busy! :)

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