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Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'. RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse. Posts: 789 (35% Liked) Likes: 692

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  • Jul 21

    I worked as a new grad in a level 1 trauma center. Our ratios, depending on which area of the ED we were in, could be as high as 1:5 -- including ESI 1 and 2s. Our wait times could easily be 6-8 HOURS at peak times. If I had a couple of discharges pop up at the same time, another nurse would swoop in, d/c them, clean the room, and place another patient in the room before I even knew it. We had to take our own patients to ICU to give report, which could take 30 minutes. Meanwhile, my rooms weren't being watched. We didn't always have enough techs so I would take my patients to XRay and CT.

    So yea, your ED sounds typical!

  • Jul 16

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    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jul 13

    Since you don't have a job offer yet, I wouldn't say anything. I'm going through this now so here's what I did. I went on interviews and waited for offers. When I received the offer I wanted, I started their hiring process which included a background check. Where it asked "may we contact your current employer" I said, "No, I haven't given notice yet". I was hired contingent upon a reference from my current employer. Once I gave notice (I was required to give 4 weeks), I then contacted HR with my nurse manager's contact information. That way, my current NM found out from me that I was leaving, not by some random background check company and my new employer (which is actually a previous employer as well) knows that I'm decent enough to give the required notice. It worked out well for all parties. Good luck!

  • Jul 12

    Quote from RNsRWe
    Blood glucose of 12. And TALKING coherently.
    I also had one with 12. He was out of it until we started pushing D50.

  • Jul 11

    I'm fortunate in that my husband's salary has always been very generous so we've lived comfortably for many, many years now on just his income. My part time income prior to becoming an RN a few years ago was my spending money so we didn't rely on it for anything. Now that I'm earning a decent salary, I use my income to pay for our vacations (we take 2-3 big vacations a year), pay a couple of car payments, and put money into our retirement account. I'm not into purses and shoes and manis/pedis and expensive meals so I've never spent money on luxury stuff like that but I love our vacations!

  • Jul 11

    I'm fortunate in that my husband's salary has always been very generous so we've lived comfortably for many, many years now on just his income. My part time income prior to becoming an RN a few years ago was my spending money so we didn't rely on it for anything. Now that I'm earning a decent salary, I use my income to pay for our vacations (we take 2-3 big vacations a year), pay a couple of car payments, and put money into our retirement account. I'm not into purses and shoes and manis/pedis and expensive meals so I've never spent money on luxury stuff like that but I love our vacations!

  • Jul 11

    I'm fortunate in that my husband's salary has always been very generous so we've lived comfortably for many, many years now on just his income. My part time income prior to becoming an RN a few years ago was my spending money so we didn't rely on it for anything. Now that I'm earning a decent salary, I use my income to pay for our vacations (we take 2-3 big vacations a year), pay a couple of car payments, and put money into our retirement account. I'm not into purses and shoes and manis/pedis and expensive meals so I've never spent money on luxury stuff like that but I love our vacations!

  • Jul 7

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    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jul 5

    Quote from BridgetO
    I will never understand why an RN/ADN degree is not counted as a 4 year degree? Not only do they take 4 years to complete, but they have all that clinical as well.
    My ADN program was 2 years.

  • Jul 3

    Quote from BridgetO
    I will never understand why an RN/ADN degree is not counted as a 4 year degree? Not only do they take 4 years to complete, but they have all that clinical as well.
    My ADN program was 2 years.

  • Jul 2

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    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jun 28

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    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jun 27

    m

    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jun 25

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    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.

  • Jun 24

    m

    Quote from EstrellaAzul
    None of this has been my fault. Life circumstances.
    Ummmm, yea it IS your fault. You need to own it. You chose to not give 2 weeks notice not once but twice. Employers don't care about what's going on with your "life circumstances" -- they want employees they can trust to show up and do their job. Your track record shows otherwise. Life circumstances happen to all of us -- deaths, births, relationship issues, car trouble, etc etc etc -- but we still show up to work every day.

    Not being mean, just being honest.


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