UGH! Good new and so so news...

  1. I went to my new unit today to get my new schedule, to say hello to the manager. I got an awesome schedule, which met all of my "expectations" (not really demands, but I did put in a request on how Iwould like my schedule to look, like having Mondays off to bowl and the same weekend as my spouse off.)

    I met with the educator who gave me a 20-strip telemetry test. Now after working my 12 hour extended to 13 hour shift, I wasn't sure I was up to it. I missed only one strip! I was happy because if I didn't do well it would have meant taking a telemetry course during the dreaded daytime, horrors.

    The new manager said she was VERY VERY happy I did so well and told me she was planning on making me her night shift Clincial Nurse III (the VP of Nsg put the idea in her head). (Do you guys have clinical ladders where you work. We have I, II, III.) I was a RN III before, but stepped down to stop doing charge and on the new unit I went to three years ago they didn't have any RN III positions available anyway. I could care less about the RN III, but it sure is nice they have that kind of confidence in me.

    I guess the squeeky wheel does get the grease.

    Anyway, since I don't have a BSN, to maintain the position, they require a certification. I let my *#%!& Med-Surg Certification expire because I didn't keep up the CEUs and thought it was rather expensive. I'm I a looser or what?

    There's a certification in May I'll try to get ready for. sigh....

    I have one more week on my current unit. And I'm off to another adventure. I've done trauma med-surg and neuro med-surg and step down for 10 years. Cardiac is going to be interesting and something that perhaps can stimulate my fried brain a little.

    Sorry for babbling and thanks for listening and supporting me. (I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of venting to do, as I know the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence, but it is time to move on.)
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   BMS4
    Congrats on your new position! That's great. Let us know how things go.
  4. by   Stargazer
    Well, having to recertify is a leetle inconvenient, but everything else sounds like good news to me! Glad to hear that your new unit already appreciates you. I'm excited for you--keep us posted!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of venting to do, as I know the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence, but it is time to move on.
    So very wise. The grass may not be greener, but sometimes you just gotta stand in some different grass, you know?

    Good luck to you, and congrats on getting all of your "expectations" met!

    Heather
  6. by   anitame
    Congrats and good luck. I'm sending fertilizer your way!
  7. by   LLDPaRN
    Congrats to you--I hope all goes well for you in your new unit. Working with cardiac patients can be challenging, yet exciting.

    It's nice to hear that there are some managers (few and far between that they may be) who actually value their staff and let them know that they're valued. What a concept,eh?

    Laurie
    (Recently anointed MSN)
  8. by   RNFROG3
    wow sounds like a nice place to work. Congrats and goodluck. I agree with obnurseheather though different grass can be special.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    congratulations!
  10. by   emily_mom
    The grass may not always be greener, but sometimes it just feels better between your toes...

    Congrats to you!! Knock that Cert out and go get em!!!

    Kristy
  11. by   Tookie
    Good news hope it continues to always be positive -
    Pardon my ignorance but what is a telementry test

    by the way BSM4 Like your avatar
  12. by   sunnygirl272
    Congrats on your new pasture!!
  13. by   adrienurse
    Yay for you! I wish I had a boss like your new one. We have a clinical ladder where I work which goes up to nurse V (CNS), with nurse I being LPN. I am a lowly nurse II, but I was once offered a nurse III position when I wanted to quit a job, but left anyway (just wasn't worth it if you knew the place). I'm glad you're happy and you're getting respect and glad you got what you were asking for.


    Remember, whoever has the most letters after his/her name when they die, wins!
  14. by   NurseWeasel
    VALIDATION! Isn't it grand? We all knew you're a great nurse, 3rdShiftGuy. But it's certainly nice to be validated on the job, where you live every day. I am so impressed with your telemetry results, and that you got promoted as you should be. May this job be the best ever... you deserve it.

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