New Grad Just got a job!! Need advice

  1. Hey guys,

    I'm new to the site. I just graduated and passed the boards in Nov. YEAHHH
    So I've been on a few interviews. To say the least they have been very interesting. Some of the places look really desperate to hire lpn's and disorganized and places I wouldn't want to work. Anyway, I have two options right now. Both at nursing homes. One of the jobs I feel they are going to rush me to be on the floor by myself right away. They said 4 days trainning with someone will be fine. This job pays more. Its on a rehab floor and I would have about 25 pt's.

    The other job is in a larger facility and stated they believe in trainning and working with new grads and gives 4 weeks of trainning. On a long term care floor
    They pay 1 dollar less.

    I'm leaning towards the 4 week trainning job.

    Regardless I'm feeling very nervous and excited at the same time. I want to make sure I do everything right.
    I'm so afraid to make a med error,
    Any advice would greatly be accepted.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    $1.00/hr isn't worth stress you're going to feel after 4 days of training. Take the 4 week job. You can always make more money later.

    Good luck and congratulations.

    Welcome to Allnurses. This is the Introductions section, so if you need more advice, ask at the LPN forum, General Forum, and LTC or another forum for more response.
  4. by   nurseangel47
    Hi again! I saw your post on the first page of the forum and answered it there!
  5. by   RN 4 U
    Yes, I agree with the previous post. A dollar isn't going to make you or break you there will be plenty of opportunity to increase your pay later. 4 days training and 25 pts for a new nurse just adds up to stress, stress and more stress. I am a new nurse also with only 2 pts, still in orientation and my 12 hour day feels like a 24 hr day already. Take the job with lesser pay, you'll be making the right decision.
  6. by   MMBWRKNG40
    I would definitely advise you to take the job that will give you adequate training - even if it pays $1 less. It sounds like the other place will take advantage of you from day 1. I started out in a nursing home and went from ventilator nurse to nurse supervisor in a couple of months and was not oriented to the super position. when I mentioned this the ADON was very surprised and the DON said "Just wing it - you know what you are doing". I did not apply for job, some one quit and no one would apply for it, I was the next person there with the experience. I quit because I was not jeopardizing my hard earned license for them. I gave my notice and left. Started at a hospital a couple weeks later.

    I can see the same thing happening to you if you allow it. Just my 2 cents worth. CONGRATULATIONS and Good Luck.

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