I’m starting my new job as a new grad in a few weeks. I’m confident I will be paired with a nurse who is competent in their skills and assessments. But what if they’re too intense, one those those nurses that “eat their young”? What do I do?
First off, stay optimistic. Work hard at keeping an open mind to what is going on around you. Chances are the nurse isn’t trying to beat you down, but may just be haggard from their difficult and consuming job. But if things are not going well, you should attempt to bring these things up with your nurse. Tell them what ways you are able to learn the best, and see if the situation can become more educational. If problems still arise, then you should talk to you manager about some of your concerns and possible solutions. It’ll work out.
Communication is key. If your having a hard time with your orientation nurse, communicate with other staff about how to best with with them. Be mindful not to be negative in your review of your experience. Seek assistance as a learning opportunity, not as a chance to complain. Then, make sure you are fair when it’s your turn to orient new nurses!
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