Cardiac Nurses – START HERE
If you’re about to start cardiac clinicals or just landed a staff nurse job on a cardiology floor or intensive care unit, we’ve got you covered with what you’ll need to know the right questions to ask and what to expect so that you can lean into authentic learning immediately.
While your textbooks from nursing school and preceptor are what are supposed to be what prepares you, here at FreshRN we know that’s not reality. You passed your cardiac exams months (or years) ago. Your hospital will assume you remember all of that cardiac nursing knowledge and will focus on training you what to do, not why you’re doing it.
Also, add in the natural urge to want to look smart and capable as the new kid on the block. Out of an understandable desire to save face, we don’t ask important questions. Because of these factors, crucial information are glossed over.
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While a lot of resources out there are are not practical and written for the perfect-world situation, or contain so much detail that it’s impossible to know what will actually move the needle, here at FreshRN we know that succeeding as a bedside cardiac nurse depends on identifying those gaps and being intentional about filling them. But – you’re new! How can you know what the gaps are? That’s where we come in. We’ll tell you what you need to know at home so that when you get to work, you’ll be ready
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