JulcaryRN 1,788 Views
Joined Jul 25, '10.
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THanks so much for your replies. I have basically heard nothing but good things about it. I'm very excited and hope I get the opportunity!
I'm wondering if someone who works for Nurse Family Partnership could answer a few questions I have. I am considering working with them. How many clients do you take on at one time? On average how many home visits do you do a week... a day? How much time do you spend out in the field vs. in the office? Do you have much interaction with the nurses you work with (in your office)?
spoon shoved up the urethra... 'spoon' side up
I felt this way too! Don't give up. I promise it WILL get better. I think at least half of my nursing class considered leaving the profession during the first 6 months...but all of us felt better around 1 year. Please know that it will get better and remember there is so much more to nursing than med/surg. It's ok if you are not a med/surg nurse, but in 6 months you will be thankful you started in this area. Keep your head up, take care of yourself, make sure you are doing fun things on your days off to get your mind off of work.
I know this post is old, but I was just wondering where you ended up transferring to and if you are happier? I am also wondering what you said to your boss; I'm in a similar situation and very scared to approach my manager, as she stated she wanted me to stay on my floor for one year. I also have been there 6 months and am very unhappy.
I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind of volunteer opportunities are out there for someone who is really passionate about the birth process/women/neonatal health? I'm a newer nurse, currently working in med/surg, and will eventually be transferring into obstetrics. For now however... while I'm gaining my 'ticket' (experience) in... I am starving for anything on the subject!! I fill my free time with reading books, journals, blogs on the subject of birth.. watching documentaries, movies, youtube videos. Does anyone know of anything else I could/should be doing to improve my resume and increase my knowledge of the area in the meantime?
I'm so thankful to be reading all of these responses- I've felt SO alone! I am a new grad on a busy med/surg floor, I am on days- which is like a war zone- and I have now finished my 8 wk orientation and am on my own this Sunday. I'm terrified...I do not feel ready...I feel I suck... I feel I couldn't possibly be trying any harder- I truly am doing my best and I feel it is just not good enough... I feel that my preceptor gives me a lot of 'constructive criticism' but not much positive reinforcement... I didn't realize how incredibly HARD and STRESSFUL this transition would be. I've had some awful experiences so far with the dr's (one actually said to me after I introduced myself to him "Why do I care who you are?")... I've had veteran nurses be ***** toward me during shift change because of what I failed to do... I drive home crying often.... and to top it off I find it VERY hard to de-stress on my days off. Aghhh!! I'm so glad to know that there are others out there feeling the same, it means I'm not defective. Thanks so much everyone for sharing on here.
Hey OP, just wanted you to know I've known several new grads who felt the same, reluctantly accepted a night shift... and now LOVE it and can't imagine it any other way. You never know til you try. You can always leave if you can't handle it.
Hello! I actually went to Platt. I did not graduate because I ended up transferring to a University in Seattle from which I just graduated with my BSN. However, I'm still in close contact with the girls from my class. I had a really small class, we were the 6th class and there were 7 of us. Four of the 7 ended up graduating and all have already passed their nclex. I can say that it is a really good program, I really felt that the teachers were phenomenal and when I transferred to my other university, my nursing instructors there could tell I had come from a good program. So if you can afford it and don't want to wait on other waiting lists I say go for it. There were occasional hiccups because it is a new school and also it's accelerated... basically you'll get out of it what you put in, just like any other nursing program. If you stick with it you'll graduate, pass your nclex and be a kick ass nurse. That's my advice
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