Leaving nursing job after 2 months - page 10

Hi everyone, I am a new graduate nurse on the telemetry unit at a large academic medical center. This is my first nursing job after school and I'm on orientation. Nursing is a second career for me,... Read More

  1. by   1jkearney
    Well if your going to go there about self esteem , people who "name drop" and talk about themselves rather then stay on topic are up there as narraisitc. Who gives a crap if "your friend is ID doctor", can't you just make your point without all the "me, me me"?

    Don't have ego, but do have issue with people on a "all nurse" platform posing as nurses.

    So read your post and consider less about you and who you know and what their titles are.
    Whoop de doo your friends mater not because this is about dissing on nurses and calling us "glorified waitress", and about people posing and giving their two cents when they have not even finished school"
  2. by   Bob Loblaw
    I guess it depends on where you live. RN's where I work will leave during orientation as they have already gotten another job. Doesn't matter new grad or seasoned hand. If you stay 2 years 10k bonus. I can leave today and next week get a better job. Everything is supply and demand. There's someone orientating now and its here 4th job from graduating a little over a year ago- each one pays more.
  3. by   baleen
    Quote from 1jkearney
    Well if your going to go there about self esteem , people who "name drop" and talk about themselves rather then stay on topic are up there as narraisitc. Who gives a crap if "your friend is ID doctor", can't you just make your point without all the "me, me me"?

    Don't have ego, but do have issue with people on a "all nurse" platform posing as nurses.

    So read your post and consider less about you and who you know and what their titles are.
    Whoop de doo your friends mater not because this is about dissing on nurses and calling us "glorified waitress", and about people posing and giving their two cents when they have not even finished school"
    Case in point. The insecurity seeps through the cracks.

    As for the OP. And, full disclosure, I am not a nurse, I am a Tech, and have a month left of a BSN program......

    It does seem that nursing is often a ton of serving, and much less than I would have thought of critical thinking. Though, I do find places, different fields/floors that have much more critical thinking.

    It is helpful to go to third world countries, or remember what it is like to be poor or homeless and see how good of a job nursing really is. I have tons of gripes with it, especially the education, but those more accurately reflect what I want for myself that I am lacking, and frustration with my own choices, then mattering in the grand scheme of things. Nursing education is not going to change much anytime soon. So deal with it (I says ot myself)

    I see it this way: how are your hierachies of need? Do you have security taken care of? How about love and belonging? esteem? If you are pretty full up on your needs, perhaps you can take real chances with your life. If you need more security to feel ok and build, money, etc....then stick with the slow building path.

    Then again, sometimes the best track is to burn it all down and start anew. But that's never something I'd counsel.

    Maybe dont work as many hours. Find other things that take care of some of your intellectual and emotional needs. Work towards what you want while you are nursing.

    Advice....don't take my word for it.

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