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  1. I hate my job (vent)
    Don't even think about giving up nursing yet! You will find something you love in due time, trust me. You have been a nurse for 9 months, which probably seems like an eternity when you dislike your...
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Choosing a specialty- should I wait longer
    Definitely don't let your age be a factor! Nursing was a second career for me, so I understand how you feel, but think of how long you will be working before you can retire. You might as well be...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    Is there a reason she is putting in her assessments late? Many times, new graduates aren't aware of the protocols and unwritten rules for entering things into the computer. She may be under the...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    Most of the nurses that I am encountered have been very nice as well, but just like graduates, the bad apple preceptors stick out more than the shiny red ones. The limitations to what students...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    That is too bad that you aren't being paid enough to precept, but is it really the orientee's fault? If nurses have a problem with their pay, they should bring it up with management instead of taking...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    These types of comments are the exact reason I wrote this post to begin with. I am not disagreeing with you that nurses used to get a more comprehensive and hands on education nor am I denying that...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    I found out that one of my preceptors stated behind my back, "She has no idea what she is doing." I was a brand new nurse, just graduated, on my 3rd day orienting in the ICU.
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    These types of comments are the exact reason I wrote this post to begin with. I am not disagreeing with you that nurses used to get a more comprehensive and hands on education nor am I denying that...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    I found out that one of my preceptors stated behind my back, "She has no idea what she is doing." I was a brand new nurse, just graduated, on my 3rd day orienting in the ICU.
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. when you don't feel like you did enough
    Don't beat yourself up, especially over things that are beyond your control. You did your best. Sometimes if I feel bad going home, I try to think of things that I could have changed to make the...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Malpractice Insurance?
    You REALLY need to get your own insurance. It is only about $100 bucks per year and it is worth every penny. Just ask any RN who has gotten sued. And believe me, it really does happen. I have only...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Office Nursing versus Hospital Nursing
    It is difficult to say and completely depends on that individual doctors office. Why do you want to make the change? What types of job duties will you be performing in the doctors office? When I...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Can nursing programs graduate practice ready nurses?
    Wow, which hospital is this? I think that is an excellent idea.
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    I'm glad you and your preceptor get along well now. It is always so awesome to find out that you actually like someone and to discover that they are a good person.
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    Yes, I did have a very hard time at my first job. I would go into the dirty details, but it would take too long. The gist of it is that I was berated during orientation by one of my preceptors. She...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    I agree with you that you should never show outward exasperation. I know exactly what it is like to be approached by a newer person for help when you are behind. I admit that it stresses me out even...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Note from a new nurse to all the preceptors out there
    As someone who remembers what it is like to be new, I would like to share some of my thoughts to all the preceptors and experienced nurses out there. Being new sucks. None of us like having to...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. New(ish) Nurse in ICU
    Hi Everyone! I just got a new job in the ICU! I was wondering if anyone has a report sheet that would be good for ICU patients. The one I was using for Med/Surg will not do and I would hate to...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. I failed to show up for an interview!!! I feel so dumb!
    I don't know how I got the dates so confused! I got a call for the interview during a time when I was taking two accelerated classes and working full time, so I was in a constant state of panic. I'm...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  20. People think I am stupid
    Thanks :)
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. People think I am stupid
    Thank you so much for the advice and the sample reports!
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. People think I am stupid
    Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I don't know why other posters are attacking me. It definitely does not help.
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. People think I am stupid
    Yikes, um. I don't know what to say to this. Except I am glad I didn't see it when I was going through my rough time. During the time I made mistakes, I was on orientation. The preceptor was there to...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. People think I am stupid
    Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I don't know why other people are attacking me. Clearly I know I have a problem - I don't really need other people lashing out at me.
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. I failed to show up for an interview!!! I feel so dumb!
    Hi All! I am a nurse with 1 year med/surg - tele experience. I finally got an interview at a great hospital near me in their post-interventional care unit! I jotted down the date and interview...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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