Hello. I am a new graduate RN. I have interviewed for a position & have some concerns about how they handle their training for new nurses. They say 2-3 days on their computer system, then the next day I will shadow a RN, then my next night to work I will have one pt on my own. Then every 3rd shift I will get an addition pt.
I am concerned because I do not feel like any of my skills have been mastered and I did not get to practice a lot of IV starts or blood draws, or any other skills during clinicals.
What do you guys think? Also, it will be for the night shift & they will have a charge nurse that does not have pts. Should I request more time to observe and “help” my RN before taking on a pt on my own? I surely do not want to harm the pt or jeopardize my license.
Any suggestions? It has been very hard for me to get offers as I am a new RN with no experience & a lot of places want at least 6 mths. So I am nervous, but I feel like this is where I need to get a start.
I’d appreciate any opinions or suggestions. Thanks again!
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