I get to work last night, and it's slamming busy. We're getting our assignments for the shift, and Charge looks at me and is like "Shrtstormtrooper, you're in triage for the night with Other Travel RN who has been there for 7 months." Okay, cool. No sweat. I mean, I've been there for almost three months. I probably know enough to not kill anyone accidentally. The thing that blows my mind is how I got ZERO minutes of orientation before they were like Go Forth, Traveler, and save lives.
The sad thing is that this isn't even really a vote of confidence in my nursing skillz. It's more like the department is so stretched for experienced staff that Charge found out I had signed on for another contract and put me out there the very next shift. Desperate times call for desperate measures, or something like that.
And oh by the way, I'm staying in Texas for another contract, in case you didn't pick up on that two sentences ago. Whooooo!