Should I resign or wait for termination? - page 3

by OnlybyHisgraceRN | 6,824 Views | 25 Comments

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 about my patient care and I... Read More


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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    12/12

    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.


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