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Terminated After Two Months!! - page 5

Dear Nurse Beth, Their training program was about 3 months, but I didn't think it was long enough for me. On my first month on my own, I was incredibly stressed and overwhelmed. Ultimately, I made... Read More

  1. Visit  Patrick61 profile page
    #52 1
    Hi,

    I've been a licensed nurse approximately 25 years. I also have 3 college degrees. I'd suggest home health nursing, or hospice nursing. That might reduce some of the stress, etc.

    Best Wishes,

    Patrick
  2. Visit  Jul346 profile page
    #53 1
    I worked in surgery after graduation, and this was crazy busy. I then worked orthopedics on the floor for 5 years. This was a much better fit. We aren't trained in surgery during RN school. I will however confess it has helped me with patients teaching. I have also worked med. Surg., allergy and asthma clinic, and long term care. After 26 years I have learned with each position I have held. I now work at a rehab center . This gives me a good balance between challenges, and not getting too overwhelmed. Bless you in your indeavers.
  3. Visit  Jul346 profile page
    #54 0
    I worked in surgery after graduation, and this was crazy busy. I then worked orthopedics on the floor for 5 years. This was a much better fit. We aren't trained in surgery during RN school. I will however confess it has helped me with patients teaching. I have also worked med. Surg., allergy and asthma clinic, and long term care. After 26 years I have learned with each position I have held. I now work at a rehab center . This gives me a good balance between challenges, and not getting too overwhelmed. Bless you in your indeavers.
  4. Visit  Monaco profile page
    #55 1
    Dear Disheartened,
    You sound like an honest, caring and compassionate nurse. The two errors you describe, unfortunately, resulted in negative consequences for the patients. But, you are not solely to blame. During your first job on the MS/TELE/ONC unit, you were overwhelmed after your 3 month orientation. The fact that you received an extra month of orientation, is proof that management was aware of your anxiety, and needed a more prolonged training period. We all learn at different rates and in different ways. You successfully completed nursing school and I assume passed your boards. That being said, you have the ability to learn the complexities of patient care. Your second job as Case Manager, was way over your skill level, considering you were basically a new grad, 6 months post nursing school graduation. Your assessment and critical thinking skills still needed honing so as to be able to apply them to different patient care scenarios. The lack of available staff to provide you with proper orientation/training in this specialized field is what led to the error. With all this said, I do hope you felt comfortable to request assistance when you were feeling overwhelmed and under prepared to perform your job. It is ultimately up to us as individuals to request help when we need it, so as to provide safe patient care. Don't give up on yourself or on your chosen nursing career. Be patient with yourself. With more time and experience under your belt, you will grow into your role as a nurse. All the best to you. Monaco
  5. Visit  sfisher50 profile page
    #56 1
    I do not recommend Correctional Care either, it can be very stressful. Emergencies, chronic diseases and sometimes difficult and unusual disease processes can present and and without experience and good judgment can cause problems. Some inmates are quick to sue and bring legal action.

    Behavioral health is good if you don't want to practice medical hands-on nursing, however those skills are important in case of medical issues.

    I recommend a year of Med-surg.

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