Please tell me Im not being Dramatic! - page 3
by RN_by_day 5,197 Views | 25 Comments
So I recently becamed licensed as a RN on 10/24/12 and I currently work at a family practice office as a LPN...5 months prior to graduating I spoke with my supervisor and asked if I would be compensated as an RN once I completed... Read More
- 0Nov 14, '12 by Paul'in'FLQuote from BlackMurse1Brother, you beat me to the punch! I was going to say that the corollary to "If if isn't documented it wasn't done" is "If you don't have an offer in writing....you don't have an offer"!Get it in writing, we all learned this in nursing school
If it wasn't written down, it never happened.
- 0Nov 14, '12 by proud nurseSomething similar happened to me. I was an LPN at a LTC facility for over 6 years. Management kept asking me, "when do you graduate?" When I graduated, I planned to keep my hours but now as an RN. Imagine my surprise when I was told my position was budgeted for an LPN and there wasn't a need for another RN for nights. My title never changed, my job responsibilities never changed. I was an RN working as an LPN, so I resigned. Wasn't a place for me anyway.
I don't think you're being dramatic. It doesn't seem like they're in any big rush to do this. If you were doing the work of the RN, but still getting your LPN pay I could see your frustration, but from what I understand you haven't taken on different duties. You can either sit tight or see what else is out there so you can start building up your RN experience.
- 0Nov 15, '12 by RN_by_dayI really feel like they dont have a RN position available but they are just not telling me which is very frustrating-I would much rather appreciate the truth instead of them having me wait for something that may never come. So Im still putting in applications and 2 people have already called back for an interview, so for now IM just going to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Thanks for your advice EVERYONE! &&& the congrats
- 0Nov 15, '12 by BostonTerrierLoverRNI am so sad that the excitement (or so I perceive it) is so dampened in this economy at Nursing graduations now. It really robs these graduates from the fruit of their Labors. I understand "why" it is what it is, but we were able to have that cheese just out of reach only separated by graduation and boards. Now these guys graduate into a depressing job market, and it's just sad. I will be so glad when it gets better, it always has gotten better-but that won't make up for what these graduates went through!