Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: Imgettingthere

From Date
  1. My first job was a mistake. Advice re: clinic nurse vs hospital nurse??
    Ah, everyone has offered some really valuable advice, and in an ideal situation I would love to get med/surg experience. It happens that there are no positions available, and in fact there have been...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. My first job was a mistake. Advice re: clinic nurse vs hospital nurse??
    I am looking for a new job after "not cutting it" in ICU as a new grad. Gave it my best, but it wasn't good enough. Our facility has started huge lay-offs, so there is no other job available for...
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Support Stickie for New nurses who are not coping
    I have posted in different areas and started reading this thread...I am one of those who didn't make it past 4 months. I accepted a job in ICU (what was I thinking) right out of school, and never...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. I need advice. I'm done with this unit as a new grad.
    I am still with the facility, but have serious doubts that they will "find" another position for me. I have put in for a transfer but have received no reply. So I am just sitting here. I really have...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  5. I need advice. I'm done with this unit as a new grad.
    I was interested in ICU work, as the complexity of the unit was a draw for me, however, If I had ANY information that it was going to be like this, I NEVER would have started there. I have applied...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  6. Will I survive this?
    Well, I gave it my best. Met with my DON and requested a transfer to another unit. I have learned part of being an excellent nurse is to take care of yourself, and continuing to subject myself to...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  7. I need advice. I'm done with this unit as a new grad.
    I did meet with my DON and said I wanted a transfer. She was very professional and understood my perspective. I made a point of not getting into specifics, as it was too late to tell her how the...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  8. I need advice. I'm done with this unit as a new grad.
    I have posted several times with great responses regarding my situation as a new hire/new grad neuro ICU nurse. I have given it my all, worked extremely hard to meet expectations, but bottom line,...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  9. I'm trying so hard I'm failing. When do I give up?
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I wondered if I would hear anything positive once I advised my intent to transfer, but I agree with you, it would be too little way too late. AND it...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. May 2008 grads....how are things going?
    I have posted in other areas, but basically, my story isn't a positive one either. My first preceptor I swear was convinced after my second day that I wasn't going to make it. and the rest of her...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I'm trying so hard I'm failing. When do I give up?
    I can't thank you enough for your words of encouragement. I know this will work out, and I have already made the decision to tell my DON that I need to transfer to a unit that allows me to get a...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Will I survive this?
    Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I'll tell you I am so on the edge of giving up that I need to keep hearing this to hang on.
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  13. I'm trying so hard I'm failing. When do I give up?
    Thank you....I agree!!!
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. I'm trying so hard I'm failing. When do I give up?
    Thank you for your supportive, thorough response. I requested a meeting with my DON. I guess what it boils down to is that I need to decide if I will be able to succeed in this unit. To help me make...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. I'm trying so hard I'm failing. When do I give up?
    I am a new grad. Been on the job 4 months. Hired out of school into ICU. I knew it was going to be tough, but given my drive, personality, and ability to tackle just about anything, I was willing to...
    Jan 23, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Will I survive this?
    The responses to my thread have been helpful and insightful. With a couple more weeks of experience on this unit, here's a summary of how things are going. Thanks to all of you for your advice...! ...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  17. Thoughts on/advice for new grads in Neuro ICU please...
    Wow...interesting...I don't mean to make any generalizations here, but I have found in my limited experience that without the history of habit and repetition, I have in fact, pointed out some...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  18. Thoughts on/advice for new grads in Neuro ICU please...
    You're very welcome! I am finding more and more that new grads are moving into these positions out of nursing school, and it is a very unique challenge. It sounds like you have the right attitude,...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  19. Thoughts on/advice for new grads in Neuro ICU please...
    Wow! I am a new grad, and this is EXACTLY what happened to me! I did my senior practicum in ICU, (not neuro) and was hired in a neuro ICU unit upon graduation. I have a TON to say about this, and...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  20. Will I survive this?
    I am 56 years old, and just graduated from nursing school 5 months ago. I started a job in a neuro intensive care unit, and have been working under a preceptor for 2 1/2 months. I am freaking out....
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing


Top