Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Here it comes!

35 Patients on a alzheimers/memory-care unit...........

1 new-grad RN

Lord, help me.

I would be lying to you all if I said I'm not a little bit nervous.

I start my Per-Diem job tomorrow. This is a little something I'm doing to "get my feet wet" until I start working for the hospital.

Most orientations for new grads lasts a few weeks of classroom & on-the-job training. Mine will be 3 days of OJT.

I will always keep this job on the side -- so I can keep my head in the geriatric world...since I kind of want to be a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner some day down the road....

The silver tsunami is coming, my friends.

However, I am going to put my nervous feelings aside when I walk onto that unit tomorrow morning at 6 am. And show the world that I can do this. The world seems to think new grads are incapable. Tomorrow is my day to prove the world otherwise! I'm ready for this. Nursing school was never overwhelming to me - and neither will this be!

(cute pep-talk, huh...)

I always have had a special place for the geriatric population in my heart!! Especially the pleasantly confused.


I am so excited for tomorrow! Wish me luck!


B and B said...

Good luck!!!! Fill us in on how your day goes, please!

qwerkyqook said...

Good luck! I'm doing neuro and had an Alzheimer guy today. I kept trying to test his visual fields which was impossible. He just kept grabbing my nose and scratching me with his long fingernails. It was quite the fiasco. Pretty funny.

Jess said...

Good luck!! I am sure you will do great!!

Mama Nastase said...

OMG..."The Silver Tsunami"?! LOL!! Please tell me that you made that up...that is AWESOME!

You're going to do great...I'm so excited to watch your career unfold.

Marlys said...

We will all be waiting to hear all about your experiences! Hope you don't feel like you need to be admitted to this floor by the end of the day!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm behind on blogs so I know this day has already passed & you rocked it!!

I am glad there are people out there like you that have a soft spot for the older generation!!