Just wanted to give a little insight into what the first week in the life of a travel nurse is like!
*** every place is different but here’s just a look into what my first week consisted of!
Monday (4 hours)
-show up around 8am to get checked in.
-met with the NICU educator for information and one more medication exam.
-met with unit manager to schedule for the next month
Tuesday- FREE DAY WOOOH
Wednesday (8 hours)
Thursday- day off, went hiking with my new pal Daniela to potato chip rock- make friends with your other travelers!!
The rest of your week will be orientation ⬇️
The first two NICU shifts were supposed to be orientation shifts but due to staffing ratios I flew solo night #2. My preceptor was very sweet and gave me full reign while watching over and would chime in for any hospital based protocols I needed to know related to care.
We also got an orientation shift in the CVICU because at this particular hospital we float there a lot. (Which knowing me, I am ALL FOR! Love my cardiac kiddos)
Make friends with the other travelers in your orientation group! I promise you won’t regret it ❤️