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  • Sep 28

    IMO, I agree with most of the posters here. This does not sound like a safe place to work...and the only person who can protect your license is YOU.

    I'd consider getting out of Dodge while you can. Start looking for another position, and stay out of the line of fire as much as you can in the meantime.

  • Sep 28

    Lots of good advice here. I applaud you for wanting to handle this in a professional manner. But, bottom line, you have to protect your license, above protecting your resume. It is terrible you must make this choice, but the situation sounds dangerous, frankly.

  • Sep 28

    The first coworker who is socially inept, the next time she does something to YOU, you can pull her aside and use examples of the things she has done to YOU that are going to get her in trouble with the rest of the staff. You can do it nicely, under the premise of "I would want someone to tell me this and I want you to get along and be successful here) route. Key here is to do it nicely and respectively and keep emotion out of it. See how receptive she is. If she will have none of it and is not receptive, then I would stay out of it and at least you tried.

    The second one, unless she does something directly to you.... I would stay out of it.

  • Sep 28

    Stay out of it.

  • Sep 27

    You'll get a lot of rejections, but don't let it discourage you. keep applying, and make sure you tailor your resume to the opening you are applying for. It's very tempting just to send a 'catch-all' resume cause you are casting your wide net, but a tailored resume is more impressive and shows you took the time to do it.

    Don't be afraid of rejection or 'looking foolish' - when I went for a position, I knew HR would give me the usual "we're evaluating your resume, blah blah blah" - so I called the hospital operator, requested a transfer to the unit, asked for the manager's name and if I could be connected. some places told me they couldn't do that, some places forwarded me to the nurse manager's voice mail.

  • Sep 24

    Quote from Been there,done that
    "Be kind , it costs nothing". In my charge nurse position, I precepted everybody that came through the door. I took them all under my wing and got them ready to go.

    The world needs more nurses like you.

  • Sep 22

    Hoag is always looking for experienced nurses. Leave on good terms, get some experience at hospital #2, then work where you'd like. Maybe you'll want to go back to Hoag, and maybe you won't.

  • Sep 21

    Oh this brings a smile to my face. Good way to live life, like a dog. Dogs are awesome.

  • Sep 21

    I had a revelation yesterday. Some older nurses are mean to the new arrivals. I work with a gal that always hates the newest hire. Then after 6 months she ends up not having a bad thing to say about them because she now hates an even newer person. She's actually a great person to work with, a hard worker, but this one trait is really not nice, and actually undermines her.

    I got a new kitten last month. I also have an older cat, about 10 years old. She was super upset that I got the new kitten, who was 12 weeks old and very well adjusted. She didn't want to be in the house anymore and started eating with the barn cats. I locked her in a few nights, hoping she'd adjust.

    The new kitten quickly befriended the dogs and has taken over the house. The older cat has continued her strike, and is living in the barn. I hope the cold weather will drive her indoors.

    Of course I made an analogy to nursing and posted a thread!

    Moral of the story: Be doggy, not catty!

  • Sep 21

    Just throwing this out there-- two months really is not a long time to be looking for work. Depending on your area, you could be looking for a new grad nursing job for that long or much longer (some here are looking for a year). If you're interested in nursing because you think it's easier to find a job in this field, you may be in for a rude awakening. There really is not a nursing shortage.

  • Sep 21

    Quote from MechelleMyBell
    I really wish ppl on here would stop giving bad advice and stop saying you won't be able to find a nursing job or the market is saturated. Unless they live all over the world they have no idea what they are talking about. I live in Texas and we have a huge shortage of nurses. I saw 5 ads for medical assistants today for one hospital and 10 ads for RNs at the other hospital. This doesn't count all the home health facilities that need help right now. So it all depends on where you live. Do some research and do what's best for you.

    1. Not everybody wants to live in Texas. And since Texas is a low cost of living state, people who go to school in other markets can struggle to pay back loans on Texas wages even if they are willing to move.
    2. A medical assistant job is NOT a nursing job and has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not there's a nursing shortage.
    3. Not every advertised job is actually available. Some run permanently whether there's a position to fill, or not.
    4. Not every available job is a good (or good paying) one. "Shortage" implies that you'll be valuable ...maybe even able to walk into a desired specialty with good pay and good benefits. In reality, the "shortages" are often in places that treat their employees so horribly that those employees don't bother sticking around.
    5. I worked as a new grad in Texas. And while it wasn't too difficult to find work, new grad pay at my hospital went down steadily from the time I graduated to the time I moved away. With the increasing supply of new nurses available, the hospital no longer needed to be as competitive with pay and benefits.
    6. As an MA (or MA student), you may not be in the best position to comment on nursing employment issues.
    7. I do agree with you that research is a must.

  • Sep 21

    Doggie Day care that caters to health care worker hours. Also working on a top secret idea.

  • Sep 21

    Still in nursing but wouldn't it be a great job to be an on set nurse for big budget movies or a great TV show? Or maybe even better a consultant that advises on nursing procedure for tv shows. I know they exist but with all the ridiculously blatant errors I watch on various TV shows the one's they hire must not be very good at the job. I would imagine the key to landing those jobs would mostly be knowing the right people and sadly I have no Hollywood bigwigs on speed dial.

  • Sep 21

    My next career is going to be as retiree, and that's coming up soon!

  • Sep 21

    I've said it before, I'll say it again:

    Exotic dancer