Wow, I like nursing!! (Update)

  1. Hi all---
    Since you all were SO supportive of me about a month ago when I went through hell at my last job (unsafe working conditions post) I figured I'd update you all and let you know I'm doing MUCH better. I started at my new place April 1st and am still being oriented.. yes, until June!!! I'm on an oncology floor, 25 beds. We usually have 3-4 nurses, three CNAs, a charge nurse and an admit nurse. It's so much better than the other place! I'm only taking about four patients right now, but I don't feel so overwhelmed! The patients are GREAT, I've already started getting attached to some. I LOVE the computer charting, since I'm on the computer a lot at home it was easy to adjust. But the greatest thing is my coworkers! They are the BEST--they have truly taken me under their wing and I've found some really genuine nurses that actually like what they do! I'm so glad I left that other place. Every time there is something new to do, the nurses are pulling me along. I never started IVs before because my old hospital had an IV team. I've started three already! Still getting the hang of it, but it feels so good to learn new skills and actually have support. I hope you all are doing well too....take care!!!!!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    Amy:
    I am so glad to hear that you like your new job so much. It sounds like a really supportive environment; something you needed.
    Take care, and let us know how it goes.......
  4. by   nursedawn67
    I'm glad things are going well for you!! Good luck!!
  5. by   Brownms46
    wow how wonderful it must be to love your job....and those you work with!! color me green with envy...but also color me tickled pink that you have found a home ..
  6. by   thisnurse
    hi amy
    im so glad things are working out for you. you know im on the comp all of the time too but i hate computer charting. i never have enough room to say what i need to say and the paths you have to take to chart and almost comical. ill take that good ol pen and paper any day
  7. by   grouchy
    Hi Amy-

    I'm thrilled to hear that your new job is going so well! I was worried when I first read you had picked the oncology floor because of my own experiences on an understaffed oncology floor. However, I think that oncology nursing is a wonderful learning experience and can be very fufilling when you are adequately staffed. I'm glad that you have found a good place to learn this challenging,rewarding specialty. Please think about joining the Oncology Nursing Society. And please keep us updated on how the job is going.

    Good luck,
    Grouchy
  8. by   aimeee
    What great news! So glad you found a place where nursing is as it should be.
  9. by   MHN
    Amy ,nice to see you have a place that is nurturing you.
    The staff are fullfilling the role that all Rn's should take on so that when we more matures nurses retire we can leave the profession in goods hands.
    Learn something new everyday and soon you'll be a walking library of knowledge that you in turn can use and pass on to the next group of new nurse graduates so that a proud profession can be perpetuated leaving ourselves a legacy for us in our old age.
    Last edit by MHN on Apr 27, '02
  10. by   mario_ragucci
    Yes yesyes, AMy !!!! I have worked directly with nurses now for 3 weeks, and also worked my first three weeks in a hospital, in a cardiac recovery unit, as a full blown CNA. This was my lucky break, because I am studying to be a nurse, and I get to work with 3-4 on any given shift.

    E-chart is a barrel full of monkeys. It makes us all on the same page. Straight up - E-chart is a database, and knowing a smidge about how databases act is cool.

    I trained and learned how to take blood pressure, but you know its all machines. The only thing thats not machine is counting respirations.

    I was scared of catching the virus to kill me, since i realize hospitals are full of immuno-surpressed folks, who could harbor strong bacteria. I'm still okay.

    getting the job was kinda tough. I only have a CNA card, and a letter of acceptence to nursing school. But once I made up my mind to get the job i wanted, i did.

    All my best to you, AMY, and welcome to this place.
  11. by   Huganurse
    Great news to hear! Congratulations!!!!! You'll make it now without a doubt!
  12. by   ERNurse752
    Yeah! Wooo hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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