New Employee, Low Morale on Unit - page 2

Hi All, I'm currently in my first year of nursing school and was recently hired in a hospital as a CNA. I was really looking forward to this position, however the past few weeks have been one of the worst experiences of my... Read More

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    Unfortunately this happened to me with my first hospital nursing job. I never experianced, altho at 23, such nastyness just like you described. I eventually learned to just not engage and than I got along with most of my coworkers, even if I didn't like them. I eventually had to quit after 6 months though bc of bad management.
    Good luck, I know what your going though.

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    Quote from YogiGal
    Hi SoldierNurse,

    1) Yes, I love the hospital (or at least I thought I did) so it was my plan to stay there after graduation if able. I've had important life experiences there, so originally I thought this was *it*. Also, in meeting other nurses and nursing aides on other units within the hospital, they wouldn't transfer to my unit for anything because it is known for being so terrible, so I really do not think like its like this throughout the hospital but I'm locked in to this unit for one year and I'm not sure I can make it.

    2) I'm glad to hear you think I can be honest with a future employer on this topic. Thank you!

    3) You're right. It shouldn't matter but it does because (I didn't disclose in my original post) is that I have an immediate family member who works in an entirely different unit w/in the hospital but we fall under the same ND. My fellow unit co-workers know that we are related (not by my own disclosing but by GOSSIP) and I'm worried if or how leaving will reflect on her.
    Despite your reply, I still don't understand why this is a topic you're still debating with yourself. If you don't think you'll make it a year, don't stay. If you want to find a place to work that will teach you how to work with other nurses (absolutely necessary to being a nurse), encourage a good learning environment for you as both a CNA and RN and build a good resume for your future endeavors, it's time for you to go!

    And your job performance/quitting won't reflect on your relative who is still working at the hospital. And for heaven's sake, if it does, then BOTH of you need to get out of there!

    Just remember, if you do stay, you've made your bed. You'd better be ready to lay in it. Harsh? Yes. True? Absolutely! Choose wisely.
    Last edit by SoldierNurse22 on Feb 12, '13
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    This defines unprofessional conduct. Just take the high road, "Be the change you want to see" and people will catch on. It may not change their behaviour, but it may change it around you. Stick it out, good morale is contagious too
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    If I were you..I will not stick to the position considering that the issue already affected you so much! Do you really plan to work in that hospital after graduation even after knowing that the facility has low morale? I don't think it can change in years....

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