My first day as a "REAL" nurse
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My first job out of nursing school was in the Neuro ICU at a very large hospital in downtown Dallas.     In this particular hospital, new ICU nurses complete a 13 week internship partnered with an experienced nurse (called a preceptor).  My preceptors name was Vanessa, she was the typical ICU nurse type - a hardcore, type A nurse.   She trained me well . . . but . . . those 13 weeks came to an end and it was time for me to be all on my own - no safety net to fall back on, no babysitter to make sure I did everything by the book - it was just ME.    To be honest . . . I was terrified.   I wish I'd had a tool like NURSING.com   You CAN do this   Happy Nursing!   -Jon
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