I keep hearing over and over than being a little nervous as a new nurse, besides that it’s normal, is better than not being nervous at all. I do agree with this little sentiment since stress is a powerful driving force for many people. A new nurse who is a stubborn know-it-all can be very dangerous because there is obviously no substitute for experience and there’s no way anyone can know it all.
Our orientation today was a little disappointing because of some unexpected circumstances. We eventually got through it though and I even got my schedule figured out. When asked what day I wanted to get started, I figured that there is no reason for me to waste more time so I said as soon as possible. So I was given tomorrow as my first training day. Can’t get any sooner than that I guess.
I’m happy, excited, nervous and anxious all at the same time. Tomorrow I will officially start my first day as a registered nurse and I can’t wait to see what it’s like.
I hope to look back to read this post and wonder what I was so nervous about. Wish me luck!