I started my new job and the first 2 weeks are orientation, 3 weeks in the classroom total. For all of you stable employees who aren't job hoppers like me, that means you sit in a classroom and listen to people talk ALL day long. I am brain dead, totally fried, and any semblance of creativity is shot to h---.
My mind may re-enter my body at a later date but it is more like a scrambled egg at the moment.
We haven't done anything hard yet. I hope by the time I actually have to start learning intensive care skills that I am not drooling and in a catatonic state. That would not inspire confidence from the patient, to have a strange drooling nurse looking them over.
I suppose that having an orientation of this length is beneficial for employment retention, no one in their right mind would want to go through it again.
On the other hand it may cause permanent damage.