Quote from Alex's mom lpn
Same here... no job graduated in july 2006.... and I will work weekends 1st or 3rd shift... I have been personally to nursing homes and been told... "Honey, you won't last 30 days here" or other don's interviewing me have been extremely rude at interviews... saying things like " How do you feel about having 25 plus pts. on you." She started out the interview by saying " sorry I dragged you back over here". I couldn't get 2 words in as she continued with her derogatory comments. I am feed up and have decided next interview if they come at me like that I'm going to buck back at them. Atleast to let them know I am not weak or whatever the issue is with me... I have been told so many times that nurses eat their young... I'm 41 (not so young anymore). I do deserve respect ... and a JOB.
Good luck to you all... please wish me some luck also.
I do wish you the best of luck!! I would not put up with that telling you that you won't last thirty days. How do they know if you are not given the chance. I would lookk for facilities that welcome new grads. As far as handling 26 patients, you will get your routine down. When I first started, I thought to myself how the hell am I going to do this?? My first med pass by myself, I think I didnt get done with my morning meds until about 1130. Than had to go back out again for afternoon and finish treatments and charting. I thought it was horrible. But after while I got my own routine down, started to know the residents and their meds it wasnt so bad!! I still have my bad days but that comes with every job. I would go into your next interview with nothing but confidence and tell them that you can handle it and it may take some time but that you are a fast learner and know you can be a good canidate for whatever facility you work for. Dont let them bring you down!!!!
As far as other nurses eating you alive, I dont really have that problem. At my facility, the other nurses were and still are great!! You always will have that one, but I just blow it off. My Rn supervisor will go out of her way to teach me something new and explain things to me. She is definitly very tough and is an excellent nurse but treats all of the LPNs with respect! They took me right in are never agitated when I need to ask them a question. They call me there "little Italian nurse". So you just have to find the right place and you will eventually!!
I am looking for another job because the company that owns the facility will not hire me full time because of budget purposes, which is ridicolous!!!! On my days off they call me and I have stopped going in because if they cant give me a full time job than I am not going to bend over backwards anymore!! Well enough of me going on and on.....good luck!!!