Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE - page 8

by Morettia2

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So I haven't been on this board for a while. I have been an R.N. for 1 1/2 years now, where I started as a brand spanking new grad in Interventional Cardiology/CCU Stepdown/Critical Care..woohoo although I would have not said... Read More


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    Expect to be un/under employed, folks. Remember, the nursing management doesn't care about you or you skills that you know you have.
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    WOW that made me feel better and I haven't even started my first job yet. I think it's going to happen soon so I bookmarked this. I will read it every time I freak out.
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    I was just hired in Puerto Rico as a new grad ASN (finishing my BSN here) and was so terrified about actually starting that I scrambled to Allnurses to see if I could be calmed or if I was just the cheese standing alone on this. This helped! Thanks! But I'm still so nervous about the learning curve, the limited orientation that I know I will (or won't) be given (which is just the way it works here), and the Spanish! Yikes! Though I speak Spanish as a second language, it's so challenging for me to express my thoughts about something I'm already just learning like nursing, and to feel super comfortable speaking to patients. I'm afraid my nerves will be debilitating. The next 6 months will be a challenge for sure! But again, helps way tons to read stories like yours
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    Thank you for this post.....it helped me so much. Been going through a rough patch in my first year and really need a boost.
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    I am a new LPN, a good one and a quick learner. But I will leave the profession if my new job is as horrible as my current one. I'm talking about nurses trying to sabotage me because they want my hours, administrators who $%^* on me if my CNA's do a lousy job, then ^&*% on me if I try to write them up. I've had enough.
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    Quote from abbyann
    I am a new LPN, a good one and a quick learner. But I will leave the profession if my new job is as horrible as my current one. I'm talking about nurses trying to sabotage me because they want my hours, administrators who $%^* on me if my CNA's do a lousy job, then ^&*% on me if I try to write them up. I've had enough.
    You're right, it is not going to get better, if you see the same lazy,lousy and with dirty tactics co-workers. Every floor has their own drama, it is not gonna get better unless you take charge of the floor lolGet your year or two experience and work somewhere else!
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    OP... wherever you are now... thank you!!!! I've just worked my first week. The first night was AWFUL. I invested a lot into going to nursing school after a long first career, then moved halfway across the US for this job, and I felt so incompetent. Being up all night kicked my butt and .. well... it was bad. The next nights were better, and I'm a little more hopeful now, but still stressing out. Your post was just what I needed to hear!
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    I have been on my own for awhile now, and I am nearing the end of my "probation" in about a couple of weeks...

    I still love my job, but I still can't help the fact that I always feel like I'm forgetting to do something, or if I'm "missing something." It's like a constant state of anxiety. I have woken up from a deep sleep in a panic because I think I forgot to chart something. My coworkers have assured me that this is normal...but it sucks! lol
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    Thanks Angie for sharing your experience. Good luck with your future.
    It is really sad to know that nurses eating their young is not fading with time. I am sure nurses like you will bring a change.
    As my nursing teacher said, nursing is a life long process.It is not only limited to learning about meds or helping people when they are sick. You learn a lot more than you can ever think of. I am glad you did not give up and you proved yourself as a ''GREAT NURSE''.
    Pray to God for your bright future.

    A new grad nurse from toronto
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    Thank you for sharing your story! I am a new grad nurse still trying to look for work...I hope one day when I do find THAT job (and hopefully its soon!) I can use your story to help me get thru it. Thanks!
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