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    unless she can supply documented witnessed incidents, I would not sign anything. I would approach it as If "I am doing something wrong, I need to know specifically what it is to address it, and you are not providing me with enough specific information with your "hunch" to correct it." If your past performance has been documented as positive, then that is your proof that you conduct yourself at expected or above level during clinical. You should have been given a list of course objectives you need to meet at the start of the semester. I'm sure if you look at it, you will not find "takes job home with her" in the criteria. She maybe genuinely concerned about you emotional well being and your potential for burnout once you graduate. But, are you being graded on that? Why don't you ask her about it? Sometimes professors need to feel that you find their guidance and input to be valuable, aside from input they give that is directed from you getting a good grade.

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    I also had horrible clinical experiences for the most part. The staff disappeared and were busy with their own issues. I can't say I blame them either. There was one facility. We were welcomed, even given hugs! The staff was excited for us joining nursing. This happened during my last clinical. I know there are nurses out there that want new nurses to successful and want to give us every chance and mentor us. We just keep our eyes open and find them. also, Ive had to say away from the negative posts on this, it can really bring you down. This is great place for info, and share experiences, but I think people are more likely to share bad experiences looking for support. Like they say, "good news travels fast, bad news travels faster"
    :smiletea2:

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    Hello
    I am a new grad. I have interviews with these hospitals for med/surg night positions:
    South Nassau, Southside, Winthrop, and New Island Hospitals
    Does any one, perhaps a new grad from last year already on the job, have any insight to share about working at these hospitals?
    What are their orientation programs like? Staffing ratios? How supported are you after orientation? Are other staff members (for the most part) supportive and patient during your learning? How's the overall Morale?

    Thanks

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    I'm a new grad and just resigned from a specialty position at a large well known cardiac facility . Eventually I was to be trained for the OR. I had great grades and was part of the honor society, Great recommendations, the works. They put me on days on a busy tele unit. They ate me alive. The facility was not meetng my learning needs. No one even showed me where the supplies were kept or how to use the phone, (it was a no brainer I figured it out but that is besides the point) I hit the gound running on the first day. I too think I tried to get a specialty area because of was afraid of med/surg and I let my ego get in the way of choosing the best program for me. I thought if I landed a residency for the OR, and I hated med surg, my stay would be short and I would begin my OR training after 3-4 months on med/surg. There is that whole debate about 1 year med/surg or pursuing your specialty right out of school. For me, I know now that I need the med/surg, and it will make me stonger at the right facility. :trout:

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    Hello in regards to my earlier post:
    Should I be honest and upfront about my employment at this facility from which I resigned?
    I wasn't planning on putting it on my resume, I figured if they didn't ask I wouldn't tell, I am not sure how it would reflect on me. I don't want to appear to be a job jumper. I only left my old job on January 18th, so it is not an extended period for which I would have to explain an absence.?????
    Thanks for any and all the replies, I just resigned yesterday, and was not expecting it at all. I'm still trying to sort out what happened. There are no RNs in my family. I'm the first
    Thanks:smilecoffeecup:

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    Hello
    I just had to resign form my first nursing job at a large prestigious cardiac specialty care hospital. It was my next to last precept ed shift. I was to work days, med/surg tele. The pace was too fast, and half my patients would go for procedures in the am, and new pts would be admitted to replace them. It was very overwhelming and harder than I imagined. I couldn't develop a routine and didn't have the time to stop and think about what I was doing or look up my meds. I felt unsafe. Management met with me, and pretty much voiced the same concerns, that I was not safe to be on my own. There were no night shifts available. They said I just didn't have a strong enough foundation to keep up the pace, perhaps a year of med/surg in a smaller hospital would be best for me. I agreed %100. so I need some feedback on what I should look for on my Next "first" job.

    Here is my background: Nursing is a second career for me, I worked full time 6 years at my local county health department in environmental heath a job i got with my 1st bachelors, I then pursued a BSN in nursing. That job paid well and provided my benefits, so I had to stay. I couldn't work at a hospital to get experiences like other students while I went to school.I have no hospital experience beyond my clinical. In fact, Ive never even put in a foley!

    I think I jumped at this first job opportunity at this prestigious hospital with out being able to evaluate if it would be a good fit. This hospital was very selective and I think I was just in awe that I was chosen. There, they are precept new grads for 9 to 12 shifts, after 2 1/2 weeks of classroom orientation, is this average? There is a large nursing job fair tomorrow and need some advice on what to look for. I'm on a mission to find the right place for myself as a new grad. Please I am open to any advice!
    :smilecoffeecup:
    thanks

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    Hello
    I just had to resign form my first nursing job at a large well known cardiac specialty care hospital. It was my next to last precept ed shift. I was to work days, med/surg tele. The pace was too fast, and half my patients would go for procedures in the am, and new pts would be admitted to replace them. I was very overwhelming and harder than I imagined. I couldn't develop a routine and didn't have the time to stop and think about what I was doing or look up my meds. I felt unsafe. Management met with me, and pretty much voiced the same concerns, that I was not safe to be on my own. There were no night shifts available. I totally agreed. so I need some feedback on what I should look for on my Next "first" job.

    Here is my background: Nursing is a second career for me, I worked full time 6 years at my local county health department in environmental heath a job i got with my 1st bachelors, I then pursued a BSN in nursing. That job paid well and provided my benefits, so I had to stay. I couldn't work at a hospital to get experiences like other students while I went to school.I have no hospital experience beyond my clinical. Ive never even put in a foley.

    I think I jumped at this first job oppotunity at this prestigious hospital with out being able to evaluate if it would be a good fit. This hospital was very selective and I think I was just in awe that chosen. There they precept ed new grads for 9 to 12 shifts, after 2 1/2 weeks of classroom orientation, is this average? There is a large nursing job fair tomorrow and need some advice on what to look for. I'm on a mission to find the right place for myself as a new grad.
    thanks



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