Should I resign or wait for termination? - page 2

I'm a new grad RN with past LPN exp. hired to work in CVICU a few months ago. Well, I've been off my internship for 2 months now and was told today my the NM that there have been several complaints... Read More

  1. by   hiddencatRN
    From what you write, your post title should actually read "quit now or transfer to another unit." 2 weeks is not enough time to find a job at another facility, so accept a transfer to another department and if you hate it, job hunt while employed and paying your bills.
  2. by   Whispera
    Don't quit if you don't have something else. Jobs aren't that easy to find, and it looks better for you to be able to say, "my current job isn't a good fit," rather than to say or have your resignation imply that you couldn't stand it so much that you left....
  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    IMO, you'd be foolish to resign if they're willing to move you to another unit - even one you don't like.

    You're shooting yourself in the foot by resigning and *trying* to embark on a job hunt which may be much harder than you realize.

    Suck it up, take one of the other positions, do your time, grow, learn, and then try to get into OB if that's where your heart leads you.

    Changing jobs a few months after starting looks really bad on a resume, not something that you want to be carrying around in these times.
  4. by   Seas
    Do you provide substandard care to patients because you don't like this specialty? You may or may not like your job. It's okay, and it doesn't matter to the manager. What matters is your care. Not liking the job is never an excuse to providing poor patient care. No, I am not accusing you with incompetency or anything, as I don't know the details. It may be subjective, or it may be like what I first said. I saw new hires doing a very poor job with patients and the staff only because they don't like the job. No, nobody has such a right. If you don't like this job to the point that you don't provide the care the patients need, quit now. If it is not the case, you are doing your best even though you don't like it, and if the complaints are a total surprise for you, then ignore this post. Good luck.
  5. by   DSkelton711
    Work med-surg for a year then if you still want to work in Maternal Health go for that. Some units will not hire you unless you have a years experience in nursing. You have a place of employment now. Jobs are hard to come by. If you decide to leave--line up another job first. I started my career in ICU--loved it but it was overwhelming and thinking back kinda wish I had done med-surg first to give me a good knowledge base and learn to prioritize better. I did work L&D, OB, Postpartum, nursery, NICU. I loved it, but like any other unit it had its stressors and I had burnout after several years. Good Luck to you, hang in there.
  6. by   echoRNC711
    I worked in CVRU/ CVICU as a seasoned nurse and can tell you there is no tougher learning curve. I have seen seasoned ICU nurses cry when faced with all the extra equipment.

    Yes, you hurt I hear you. This is NOT the time to quit. A very hard call and a difficult lesson to learn so early in your career . So drag yourself together. You have 2 weeks to find out the issues,redeem yourself and emerge stronger and wiser. Avoid telling every staff member what happened and I understand the temptation.

    Learn the lessons now on how to improve so you won't make the same mistakes again.

    Failure is only failure if you refuse to get up. If you stuck CVICU you are already a tough cookie. Own it!

    It's only a few weeks. Courage is not the absence of fear but despite the fear continuing.
    You can do this !!!
  7. by   tyc1115
    deep breath... i know it's hard, but you need the experience as a new grad...

    after suffering in this year, when u have more experience you can go anywhere else.
  8. by   CrystalSSA
    What nurse doesnt have to do a year of medsurg before getting into the unit he or she wants to be in?????

    Take the med/surg and in six months start applying to where you want to be.
  9. by   NickiLaughs
    Just curious, what your background was as an LVN? I went straight into ICU that was mostly CVSICU after graduation. It depends on the person and what they are passionate about. I can tell you if you don't like CVICU, you probably aren't going to succeed. It can be hard for those who love it.
    I would transfer to med surg or tele, even if you don't like them and wait it out until you can transfer to OB or get a job at another hospital. I would start doing fetal monitoring and whatever other certs would benefit you in an eventual OB role. I would also never recommend going into a specialty unit you have no interest in.
  10. by   Seas
    Some new RN's with only LPN experience have trouble adapting to RN role. I have seen examples. This may be the case here too.
  11. by   akulahawkRN
    I would say that the OP should take the transfer to another unit instead of quitting. Being that you're in a CVICU, if you work in Tele, you can use some time there to really get good at what you do, and then you can get working on a transfer to your preferred unit. You've had a good go in the CVICU and no doubt have learned a lot, why not slow things down a little bit, absorb things, work on areas of potential weakness, and go from there? Resignation is NOT something I'd consider in your position. Seriously.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I'm not sure but I am thinking it would be good to meet with your supervisor and make a plan. This might include the nurse recruiter or even employee assistance (whatever it is called - free counseling services that are often offered to employees), and working together.

    Seems to me just booting you out is not wise on their part. However, I can't speak for the person evaluating you and whether the assessment is accurate, since I do not know you.

    But it definitely seems that you could use some help working through this situation. It hurts a lot to be told your skills are not up to par. I was once working as an office nurse and faced with that situation. It hurt so much that I just quit, rather than deal with being around the people who thought I was not good enough. Part of it was true since I was going through a major depression and lots of stress at home, but also, I was focusing a lot on interacting w/ patients, and they said I should not do that. The doctor said, "they are paying me to see ME, not you." Well ... insert not-so-nice interjection here... haha...
  13. by   w&tbid

    Take the transfer! and if ever faced with resigning or firing, do the resigning; do not let them fire you 'cause then you give your power away.

    I was pulled off the floor and presented with a "suspension pending termination" paper. Tremendous blow to my confidence as a new nurse. "not meeting probation, substandard care" was told. I resigned since I had no recourse to fight them since I was on orientation. Now is Dec 2012 and still no job. All jobs want "one year of acute care hospital experience" Awful job market out there. Don't know what I'm gonna do, quit nursing I guess.

    You're so lucky! stay where you are.