op: my er has a poor orientation for anyone (new nurse or not). also, there are no protocols, it is very disorganized (all of the supplies are scattered throughout the er and there are supplies for various trays that are not even located near the tray), and they assign beds based upon popularity (i am not exaggerating.. if you have no acls, no pals, no tncc, and no ed experience prior to starting your first shift, you can be assigned to trauma or cardiac patients over nurses that have all of the above if a charge nurse says he/she will "watch you" because the two of you are friends). i never felt comfortable in my current er due to the general lack of professionalism, protocols, training, and lack of minimal safety standards despite being here for over a year! good for you for finding another ed to work in so soon. a year would not have made a difference in your comfort level.
fyi, there is no way i can fix my current er and neither can you. your er is not supportive and no amount of time you remain will change that atmosphere. your manager is angry because of the money and training she provided you but who cares? this should be a lesson to her and others like her that she needs to provide a better orientation if he/she expects to retain new nurses in that er!
btw, i too put in my two weeks and am moving on. i found a better job and none of my co-workers can make me feel guilty!!! besides, i am one of several that has done so in the past 6 months. you are probably not alone in leaving that er soon.
the turn around for new nurses in my current er is one year (they get er experience and then they get out). the turnaround for experienced nurses is 6-8 weeks. gl!
-5 more shifts to go (i know that you have written that you are not excited about leaving but you should be)!