What would you do ROOKIE? - page 4

So you have worked hard, very hard. The past few years have been gruesome. You have suffered, rejoiced, cried, failed, shook it off and got back up, succeeded, endured countless sacrifices and... Read More

  1. by   grad2012RN
    Take the job, for the experience, hopefully it will turn out to be a good one! We new grads are always looking to get into a HOSPITAL setting and believing that nursing jobs elsewhere are sub-standard.

    Well, I am in a new grad residency program and for me it sucks! Many of my classmates are having a wonderful experience with their preceptor, however, I got stuck with the UNSUPPORTIVE, wanting-me-to fail, preceptor, who pretends to be teaching me whenever the nurse manager happens to walk by.

    Would quit today, but, I need to thank God for blessing me with a job, because my family CANNOT afford to pay for my rent, cell phone and other bills, any longer.
  2. by   docomo
    The simple solution is be willing to relocate. There are hospitals in many areas giving hiring bonuses and offering to pay relocation expenses, even for new grads.
  3. by   InformaticsRN.MA
    I agree that relocation may be your best option.
    Regarding your job offer, when I have been unsure about accepting an offer, I ask if I can shadow someone in that role for a 1/2 day. I was offered a job as a case maanger but wasn't really sure what the job involved. So I observed one in action for 4 hours and was able to see what his day was like; I also got to meet a few of the case managers and they were very friendly and receptive to training someone new. If the DON says no, it's probably because she knows that the nurses there would all be telling you to turn down the offer.
    Also, 2 days of orientation is ridiculous. If you are going to be giving meds to 20 or 30 patients there's no way you can get up to speed that fast. If you are going to accept a position at a SNF (and hopfully a different one than in your post), I'd recommend the night shift - there are usually a lot less meds to give.