How to explain that I resigned after 2 mos? - page 2

Hi -- everyone seems to be reliving the same nightmare -- getting hired as a new grad but getting a poor orientation and ending up feeling confused, alienated, and losing all confidence in their... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from wfperseus
    My question is -- how do you hold your head up, go forward, and try again? How do reply to the question, "Why did you leave?"
    I resigned from my first nursing job after 6 weeks due to reasons that were similar to what you have described. I was not trained or oriented. I was the subject or criticism and gossip for doing things incorrectly, yet no one trained me. It felt like a no-win situation overall.

    I am pleased and proud to say that no future employers have ever inquired about the 6 weeks at this facility. I have never had to provide any explanation for resigning from the hellhole after only 6 weeks, and it has never hindered my future. Good luck to you.
  2. by   RNKay31
    Don't feel to bad, I have quited about 3 jobs already as a new grad, and I just got a position that I have lik, same thing here the bad orientations, it is good that you quit, it is not worth losing your license, find somewhere else, all the best to you.
  3. by   Kinjo
    Just out of curiosity is there a right time to call it quites, I have been at my new grad position for 4mos and I feel like I am ready to move on and go somewhere else.
  4. by   ZootRN
    Quote from Kinjo
    Just out of curiosity is there a right time to call it quites, I have been at my new grad position for 4mos and I feel like I am ready to move on and go somewhere else.
    Hmmm...I quit my first nursing job after 4 months, and I've been for 4 months at my second job, and thinking of quitting again. Different reasons though.
  5. by   Kinjo
    Yes after thinking about it daily I have started putting in applications to other places. What sucks is that I will have to pay back my sign on bonus, but at this point in time I am ready to do whatever it takes to find a place I can feel happy. I am so tired of going to work everymorning with a knot in my stomach and leaving at the end of evershift feeling like a failure coz the person I give report to is behaving like I should talk and act like a nurse who has been on the job for years. That is what I cannot understand how can I be expected to be as good as a nurse who has been in nursing for 10yrs I have only been here 4 mos. God help us all new Grads.
  6. by   RNKay31
    I have changed about 3 jobs since graduation, it was just not my place of interest, all the best.

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