Looking for new grad opportunities - page 2

I will be graduating from an accelerated BSN program this August and really want to get into any facet of OB. I keep hearing that it's hard to get hired...but then on here, it seems that lots of... Read More

  1. by   jzprple
    I don't think that was my point nor was that my intention. But I will say that I can handle learning large amounts of new things (in a short amount of time). I think there is something to be said for students who are graduating and have been in the "real world" before--whether you are coming out as a new grad in an accelerated program or not. I am definitely a much different person at 28 than I was at 21 when I graduated from college the first time. From what I can tell from all the nurses I've known in my life (and I feel like that's a few since I've worked for the Red Cross for the past 3 years), there is something to be said about people who catch on quick and are able to retain large amounts of knowledge despite working long hours and being ridiculously stressed out. I don't think being proud that I managed to work 60 hours a week (plus full time classes and a second job) gives me an ego. I think it made me really tired. And confident that I can handle a job in OB as a new nurse. Sure it will be scary and new and frustrating at times. Confidence, however, does not make me egotistical. I'm excited..I can't wait to be in a position where I will get to learn amazing things from amazing nurses that have done this for years. I think OB nurses are some of the best teachers and have such awesome abilities to explain things and really help you get it. I want to be an OB nurse b/c you get to experience something very special with a family that many other people will never get the chance to be a part of. Like I said before...this is just my opinion about what has brought me to here.

    julie


    Quote from BETSRN
    Whether or not you can work 60 hours a week is not the issue. Regardless of WHERE you have worked and what you have done, you are STILL a new grad as a nurse. Please watch out because too much confidence is not a good thing and can lead to tragedy! As another poster said somewhere here.........there is no room for large egos here.
  2. by   jzprple
    thanks..I agree w/ you. I can't imagine starting any job thinking I know everything. Everyone has had to start something where they were nervous and had to work hard to learn a new task. different people. different skills. different routes. =great for them.



    Quote from WhatToDo
    I think it's safe to assume that all new grad nurses are not the same, some people simply learn faster than others. Some go to better schools than others, some are simply better nurses than others.

    I think as long as a new nurse is willing to learn and doesn't go into the new job thinking they already know everything, it doesn't really matter what they go into.
  3. by   BETSRN
    Quote from jzprple
    I don't think that was my point nor was that my intention. But I will say that I can handle learning large amounts of new things (in a short amount of time). I think there is something to be said for students who are graduating and have been in the "real world" before--whether you are coming out as a new grad in an accelerated program or not. I am definitely a much different person at 28 than I was at 21 when I graduated from college the first time. From what I can tell from all the nurses I've known in my life (and I feel like that's a few since I've worked for the Red Cross for the past 3 years), there is something to be said about people who catch on quick and are able to retain large amounts of knowledge despite working long hours and being ridiculously stressed out. I don't think being proud that I managed to work 60 hours a week (plus full time classes and a second job) gives me an ego. I think it made me really tired. And confident that I can handle a job in OB as a new nurse. Sure it will be scary and new and frustrating at times. Confidence, however, does not make me egotistical. I'm excited..I can't wait to be in a position where I will get to learn amazing things from amazing nurses that have done this for years. I think OB nurses are some of the best teachers and have such awesome abilities to explain things and really help you get it. I want to be an OB nurse b/c you get to experience something very special with a family that many other people will never get the chance to be a part of. Like I said before...this is just my opinion about what has brought me to here.

    julie
    If you like fast paced environments, then after you get your initial training (you were talking about mother/baby) you will be VERY bored if you stay in just M/B. No offense to those who do this exclusively, but that area of nursing gets to be VERY BORING. There isn't much diversity in the long run.

    I have the good fortune to work in an LDRP and so I get a lot of chance to do many things during my week: one day I might have a labor, another I might be charge, another I might do M/B or I might have to be nursery nurse.

    Good luck.

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