I'm ready to resign! - page 2

Hi all, As many others on this thread, I too am ready to leave my job. Some background: I got a job as an RN on a med-surg unit, day shift. Orientation was to include classes. The classes never... Read More

  1. by   cmo421
    Quote from LuvinICU
    Well I don`t graduate till May 08....and these messages are making me crap my pants. I`m soooo nervous of what to expect. 5:1 sounds beautiful...In NY it`s at least a 7:1, and that`s on a good day! LOL

    Think of it this way. you have more knowledge then many who do not weed through this site! You have the tools to ask the right interview question and how an orientation should go. You will be fine, there are more good then bad out there!
  2. by   NTPinky
    Thanks all, you don't know how much it means to have some good support!

    Since I'm still in my 90-day probationary period, the employment is at-will. I only submitted the letter of resignation as a courtesy, and I kept it very brief and polite, without going into details about why I was leaving.

    I think what I'll do next is request that my preceptor give me my orientation checklist (about 8 double-sided pages, only 1 of which my preceptor reviewed with me). She has been off for several days so I haven't seen her, and I don't know where that checklist is. I want to make a copy of it before I quit, just in case. On that checklist is 1) my previous level of experience for every category and 2) post-orientation comfort level for each category. In most of the columns for previous experience I put "never," and in the post-orientation comfort level I put "review needed" on many categories. I really want a copy of that checklist so that if they should try to get me in trouble down the road, at least I'll have that as some kind of proof of my experience.
  3. by   NTPinky
    Quote from LuvinICU
    Well I don`t graduate till May 08....and these messages are making me crap my pants. I`m soooo nervous of what to expect. 5:1 sounds beautiful...In NY it`s at least a 7:1, and that`s on a good day! LOL
    I agree with cmo. Now that you've read about my experience you know to ask very detailed questions about the kind of orientation you'll get. Don't let them give you vague answers, and compare different hospitals and go with the one offering the orientation that you think will best suit your learning needs. For me, classes are vital since it took me a while to find a job and have forgotten a lot of what I learned in nursing school. I don't care if I have to sit through an all-day "boring" class. If I pick up even one tidbit of info that I didn't know before, to me it's priceless.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Mulan
    If the patient was a no code, I don't see why the doctor should have reacted in that manner. In my experience, sometimes the female doctors are the worst in the way they treat nurses.

    Does that hospital have a women's center? Can you transfer?

    Good luck.
  5. by   NTPinky
    Hi Mulan,

    They are no longer admitting pts to maternity because they are planning to close the hospital in 2009, although the city might intervene somehow due to community protests. They stopped admitting in peds and NICU too.
  6. by   Nurse Lulu
    I am so sorry. It is so hard when you feel like no one is listening to you. You sound like you have the situation under control now. Good luck with the new job. CAT
  7. by   waddyRN
    Oh wow am I glad I found this website! I too am a new RN and am going through hell!!! I work 12 hour shifts... which are turning more into 13-14 hrs... on a cardiac/icu stepdown unit. I don't know how I made it through yesterday without breaking down but I did. I wasn't able to eat my "lunch" until 7PM. I'm constantly running around with no time for breaks/bathroom. Then I can't sleep at night because I'm constantly wondering if there is a better way to prioritize my day. I hope it does get better like everyone says because I don't know how much more I can take!!
  8. by   RN1263
    I'm also a new grad RN on a busy med/surg floor.....I'm up to 4 pts. and I have NO idea how I'll ever get to 6??? I want to pull my hair out DAILY!....I want to quit DAILY!

    For the experienced nurses who say it get's better......How does it get better? Do you just get use to it?.....

    What ticks me off on top of it all is I'll run my butt off all day and if a nurse, Dr., family member asks a question about the patient and I don't know the answer off the top of my head within 2 seconds flat they look at me like I'm a complete idiot!

    Examples:....Does the pt. have children?.....Has the pt. had a BM today?......How much breakfast did so and so eat?.....ECT.

    AAHHHH, none of these things are so important that I should be interupted during med pass, but it happens all the time.....GGEEESSSSSS
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    NTPinky,

    I think resigning is a good idea. When the NM told you "today can be your last day" that was a big red flag that she is pissed, and will probably see anything you do in a negative light. I know- I gave my resignation once and my NM said those exact same words to me.

    You do not need the chaos and negativity of that place in your life. I'm glad you will be starting a clinic job and I wish you success.
  10. by   steelcityrn
    Sounds like a plan....good luck!

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