Pre-licensure Program Events
(CEIN & Undergraduate)
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Student Union Auditorium, Storrs
In 1916, it became standard in the U.S. to award all nursing graduates with a pin during a special ceremony. The pin was provided by the hospital/ school of nursing to the students to identify them as nurses and show proof of their education. It is an emblem that signifies that their nursing dream has come true. *Professional Ceremony, Nurses & Invitation only.
Graduate Program Events
10 Things A New Graduate Nurse Should Know!
Erica Simonich ’07 RN
New York, NY
You will cry after you take the NCLEX because you will be sure that you failed. (best advice- stay busy while you wait)
Pay attention during orientation to computer charting! Knowing your way around the system will help you spend less time in front of a computer and more time with your patients.
Take your breaks when at all possible. You need time to relax during a stressful 12-hour shift so you can go back on the floor and be “supernurse”.
During your interviews, pay attention to other nurses on the floor- you can get a good idea of the work environment and co-worker relationships.
Respect your nursing assistants.
You will not know everything…and you may sometimes feel like you know
nothing. You WILL learn. It takes time.
Most doctors aren’t that scary.
There are so many opportunities in the nursing field. If you don’t like your
first job- try another floor, another hospital or go back to school. You just
need to find a good fit for you, and that doesn’t always happen the first time
Your first paycheck is a big deal! Get excited!
Take advantage of all the opportunities available: nursing conventions in
Hawaii, nursing jobs in every state, paid education!