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  1. Interested in OR for the future
    Hi ButtonNose! since I posted this original thread many things have changed! I just got an offer to work in an allergy office and I am taking it not only to "escape" the floor but also because I...
    Feb 13, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. have you been hired on the spot?
    Ive been fortunate in that its happened to me a couple times. First time for my first nursing job in med surg which I am happily leaving this soon approaching feb 18th after 7 months for an allergy...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New Grad: I will NEVER put stuff together
    Is this a peds floor in a hospital?! and they only give you 12 shifts of orientation? that to me sounds very wrong and just plain unsafe especially if this is in an acute setting. I oriented to my...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. New Grad RN, and I don't like it!
    I feel alot of what has been posted..started on the floor in July...have been on my own for about a month now..trying to stick it out til the 6-8 month mark and looking for an OR opportunity at that...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Does it get any better...I HOPE SO
    yup Im feeling the same things...just got off orientation 3 weeks ago. I trained on a med surg unit with more abdominal stuff, but a good mix of surg and medical and what happens my SECOND week on my...
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Interested in OR for the future
    Thanks for replying! comforting to know someone out there has felt the same things about MS! lol ultimately if I could hold out til the one year mark on the MS floor thatd be great but we'll see....
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. But what if I just don't LIKE it?
    thank you for the replies! since my message some shifts have been better than others...but I know that will happen with any job...today is my last day of orientation so its going to get even more...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. But what if I just don't LIKE it?
    I've been working on a med surg unit since July, about to come off orientation...and I already feel like I know I want to put in the bare minimum (6 months) before I can transfer. The pace is crazy...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Interested in OR for the future
    Hello! Im a new grad nurse who started working on a med surg floor this July. While I know my time on the floor will expose me to so many different things I don't think I could handle the stress...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. feel like an idiot
    thanks for the comforting words, didn't sound like my manager wants a drug test...she said to read over the policy and let me preceptor know..but as you said if anything needs to be done I know it's...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. feel like an idiot
    Good to know Im not the only one either, thanks as well lol..yes it's like you described it..I just didn't even think about it because with other pills you dont really think twice (if a vitamin were...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. feel like an idiot
    my manager said to let her know :eek: I'll just explain it as I did on this board which is the God's honest truth...I just wasnt expecting the pill to fall so I didnt really think it through and just...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. feel like an idiot
    thanks for the replies...I realize in the scheme of things there are much more major errors that can be made...I have to mention it to my preceptor and I hope she is okay about it...she's very nice...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. feel like an idiot
    Im a new grad working on a med surg unit, Im at about 4 wks in to orientation and just got put up to 4 pts. One pt got percocet prn and I gave it to him earlier in the shift..well me being so smart...
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How long should I stay in Med-Surg/Tele before leaving to my specialty?
    wow I felt like I was reading a post from myself when I saw this. I just started on a med surg floor, and feel every exact thing you mentioned. On top of all of the things mentioned, my assigned...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. I need to switch preceptors
    Thank you for the replies, Im sorry to anyone who thought I sounded disrespectful or that I was overreacting with regards to my preceptor..I in no way meant to sound like that...I just felt upset....
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I need to switch preceptors
    Thanks everyone, already woke up crying knowing that I have to work with her again. My manager replied to my email and said we can meet as soon as she gets back but in the mean time to contact the...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I need to switch preceptors
    I hear you miller but I already tried asking her if I could just go along with her for the later part of the shift and she said no I want you to have patients, we can try that tomorrow, and you...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I need to switch preceptors
    thank you for the adivce...it helps when I get input from fellow nurses. there is a nurse supervisor to contact while my manager is out...I guess I should talk to her...its funny because I even...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I need to switch preceptors
    I just started my orientation on a med surg floor (have only had 3 days on the floor with a nurse)...first night I was holding back tears the entire night and when I finally got to my car, cried...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Just started med surg, feeling that it's not for me
    Thanks for your input....it's not that I "like" the other one better than my assigned one, I just feel more comfortable with her and feel we work in similar ways. I wouldnt walk into my managers...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Just started med surg, feeling that it's not for me
    thanks everyone for your replies. I actually worked with another nurse tonight as my assigned nurse was not working and I actually had a good night! To answer some of you wondering what I meant- I...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Just started med surg, feeling that it's not for me
    Thanks for your replies. I am just so anxious and upset about it that it's hard for me to go in with an open mind about needing time to adjust. I'm working again 3-11 tonight and Im already crying...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Just started med surg, feeling that it's not for me
    Im a new grad nurse, landed a job in spring, passed my boards then started on the floor a couple days ago. This may sound like overreacting too soon to some readers but I truly feel in my gut that I...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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