Advice for a new nurse who wants to quit.

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by Mae637 Mae637 (New) New

Hello amazing nurses!

sooo I graduated in a accelerated nursing school in August. Passed the NCLEX in September. I was thinking of starting to work the beginning of the new year because I also started a BSN program. A job was offered to me in November with the intention of training as a wound nurse. When I got hired on they said I would train as a floor nurse first. I was OK with that because it would help me get acquainted with floor nursing. As I was working I found out that the wound nurse that was supposed to train me has not worked at this facility for a long time. I brought it up to the DON and she said right now our priority is floor nurses and we will come back to this conversation once we can get a full staff going.   
 I don’t feel like this facility cares about their employees and does things just to pacify the nurses for a time. Having 22 patients for a nurse like me on my 6th day as a nurse all by myself! Sure I can go down to the other hall and ask them question…I walked 12,000 steps that night!! Anyway things are getting better until this Covid business. 2 of my daughters are positive for Covid. I told them this and that I was feeling symptomatic and I was still required to go to work because my Covid tests are negative…with the booster positive readings don’t show up until 5 days after exposure. I had to just wear N95 and face shield. We have patients acute patients and I did not feel good at all that I may be the reason why they catch Covid! Anyway I just want to quit and maybe I’m dreaming and there is no such thing as employers advocating for their nurses…I feel I can have the potential to be an amazing nurse if given the support but I don’t feel like I’m getting it here.  I really don’t mind just working on my BSN and concentrating on my family. What do you think? 

VitaminSea11

VitaminSea11

Specializes in ICU. Has 1 years experience. 10 Posts


Something that I find weird is that your DON  said that you’ll address being a wound care nurse when you’re fully staffed. That will probably not happen for a long time (if ever), since your facility doesn’t treat nurses very well. Can you address the ratio issues with your manager? I did with mine and she tried to address the issue somewhat.

I wish I could offer more help, but I’m 9 months into my first job as a nurse and miserable, so I’m not sure I’m the best person to give advice! Just know that you’re not alone! 

Mae637

Mae637

6 Posts

On 1/16/2022 at 8:30 PM, VitaminSea11 said:


Something that I find weird is that your DON  said that you’ll address being a wound care nurse when you’re fully staffed. That will probably not happen for a long time (if ever), since your facility doesn’t treat nurses very well. Can you address the ratio issues with your manager? I did with mine and she tried to address the issue somewhat.

I wish I could offer more help, but I’m 9 months into my first job as a nurse and miserable, so I’m not sure I’m the best person to give advice! Just know that you’re not alone! 

 

Mae637

Mae637

6 Posts

VitaminSea11,

thank you!! I decided to go ahead and put in my notice. I love the work, but just like anything else if you work too much you lose the passion of it and becomes more of a chore! I’ve decided to concentrate on my family and finishing the BSN program. I will miss the coworkers! Nurses and CNA’s are awesome (well the ones that are there for the right reasons at least LOL).