I think I committed career suicide - page 4

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. by   Ernurse2012
    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. by   Dragonnurse1
    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. by   csriver
    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. by   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!
  5. by   CP2013
    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. by   GleeGum
    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. by   NickiLaughs
    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. by   Du3du3
    Whats the tele floor???
  9. by   Esme12
    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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