I think I committed career suicide - page 3

Hello fellow nurses I'm in need of some advice. I started in the ER in May after leaving a tele floor for 8 months. I needed a change and wanted to advance and challenge myself. I'm having a tough... Read More

  1. Visit  Ernurse2012 profile page
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    Quote from samadams8
    Also, Plenty of people tire of ED, even if they are good at it. They can sick of running around, abusive drunks, the whole nine yards.
    Thanks everyone I'm resigning was told I'm too slow can't keep up the pace and not meeting orientation standards so I'm gone, better luck next time.
  2. Visit  Dragonnurse1 profile page
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    Ernurse2012,

    Please do not let this shake you up too much. The ER is a unique unit to work in and in own humble opinion a very hard place to work, oscillating between being insanely busy and extremely slow. In my time in the ER we had several new grads and a handful of floor nurses try to join the ER staff and only 2 stayed however they only stayed 2 to 3 months. You can always try again after you get more time under your belt. By the time I left I was the oldest nurse on nights and the night shift was 3 nurses short and management was looking for nurses with ER experience You will find the right spot - just keep looking.

    Good luck to you!!!!!
  3. Visit  csriver profile page
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    Lol. I felt that way after 2 wks in the ER after leaving ortho/ neuro. Remember you want a challenge. And that it is! 7 yrs later I became a CEN! Such an awesome feeling! I am a kick Ass ER nurse! You can do it. It is def NEVER a dull moment! Smile and do your best. Never be afraid to ask questions. It will take a few yrs before you become confident! You czn do it! Have faithin yourself! It will become second Nature!
  4. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    I would try to stick it out at least 6 months. Every job takes a minimum of 6 months to get the hang of. If you are still miserable at the 6 month mark, then I'd try transferring to another unit. Maybe Critical Care? It's a high learning curve, but definitely is complex. Good luck in whatever you decide!
  5. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    Quote from NickiLaughs
    I would try to stick it out at least 6 months. Every job takes a minimum of 6 months to get the hang of. If you are still miserable at the 6 month mark, then I'd try transferring to another unit. Maybe Critical Care? It's a high learning curve, but definitely is complex. Good luck in whatever you decide!
    The OP has already resigned from the position.
  6. Visit  GleeGum profile page
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    If it's anything like where I work, it's a tough ER for any new to ER nurses, in fact we can't even keep experienced ones sometimes. Don't let it get you down.

    May you have some success and joy in whatever's next for you.

    And you sound like someone I've recently worked with. Best of luck to you.
  7. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Quote from CP2013
    The OP has already resigned from the position.
    Yeah I missed that when I initially posted. Good luck in your next position OP! I think some of us having more trouble finding our niche than others!
  8. Visit  Du3du3 profile page
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    Whats the tele floor???
  9. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Du3du3
    Whats the tele floor???
    A telemetry floor in the US is a floor that specializes on monitoring the heart rhythm on patients all on one floor/ward. They are usually mostly ambulatory and less acute they don't require the intensive care.

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