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Discrimination Against ER Nurses?

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by DaveBSN DaveBSN (Member)

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caroladybelle is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

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Seems like there are some really vindictive nurses commenting on this post. If you're just going to laugh at me, there's no need to post. Nurses are supposed to be compassionate, not laughing at others expense or trying to tear someone down.

Vindictive, no. Amazed at Dave's naïveté and lack of research, as well as his willingness to immediately assume discrimination and discuss legal remedies to solve his hiring issue, Yes.

Let's look at facts posted.

Job one. Was there a few months as a new grad and among the complaints, he was not being certified fast enough or progressing through training as he would like. For the OPs information, in many if not most facilities, the focus for your first year out of nursing is learning to be a strong and safe nurse. It is not focusing on that nurse's desire to work up the ladder and become specialty certified, until they have reliably demonstrated significant base knowledge and ability in care of that patient population. In many specialties, one cannot qualify to take an specialty certification test without a 1000 or more hours in that specialty, or up to several years of experience.

Second job. I have to wonder how diligent he was in his research about the position that he pursued. Many (if not most) prudent professionals when pursuing planned goals, would have researched and known the issues that led him to leave that position. That he did not take the environment into account, when taking the position says a certain amount about his planning.

Third job. A rudimentary review of BBs by experienced working nurses would have netted the OP plenty of data about the trap of overpaid contract positions in this economy. Not to mention the nonexistent nursing shortage. Or the fact that less than 2 years in one specific specialty is worth very little in this nursing world, where nurses with good and proven records and 3-5 years stable employment in a specialty are easy to come by.. Or the fact that we are judged on performance and not by what we say about ourselves. And a performance like the OPs, does not instill confidence in an employer, when there hundreds of applicants with much better records out there.

Another issue, is the idea that the OP with his extremely limited history feels that he can work rings around experienced people in certain specialties. This is a red flag in and of itself.

And as an additional note, whenever an applicant starts assuming that some form of discrimination is at issue, without reviewing errors that they have made, there is a problem.

Third job. If the OP ha

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I had no intention of being rude in my comments. I'm simply not one for posting long comments when using my mobile device.

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I will NEVER post on this site again.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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I will NEVER post on this site again.

Your loss. I'm sorry you didn't get the answer you were looking for.

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de-snarking

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BlueRN95 has 5 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Dave,

I can understand your frustration but simply because somebody does not agree with you does not mean that you should not post on this site. I have learned so much information from other nurses on AN.

I am an ER nurse and before this, I was a medsurg nurse. I have always wanted to do ER nursing but nobody would hire me because I had no ER experience.

As a new grad, I went to a new grad open house and there were 800 new grads that showed up for 40 positions. This was in the L.A. area. I believe that you were one of the lucky ones because you have had 3 jobs already. I work with ER techs that graduated nursing school one year ago and have already passed their NCLEX, but are still working as ER techs.

Do not give up on this site.

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I wasn't looking for a specific answer. I was looking for kindness and understanding but instead of receiving that I got loads of passive aggressive behavior, condescending messages and unprofessional attitudes. Allnurses is a mud puddle where bottom dwellers feed. This has become quite clear. Energy Vampires.

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heron has 40 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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I wasn't looking for a specific answer. I was looking for kindness and understanding but instead of receiving that I got loads of passive aggressive behavior, condescending messages and unprofessional attitudes. Allnurses is a mud puddle where bottom dwellers feed. This has become quite clear. Energy Vampires.

So my question is, "Am I being discriminated against?" and if so, who can I speak to about this?

Most posters gave you their opinions that you're not being discriminated against. Nothing "passive-aggressive" about it.

If you don't want an answer, why ask this question?

Seems to me that the energy suck is posters who have a hidden agenda and get enraged when it's not met.

Again, I'm sorry you didn't get the answers you wanted.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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I wasn't looking for a specific answer. I was looking for kindness and understanding but instead of receiving that I got loads of passive aggressive behavior, condescending messages and unprofessional attitudes. Allnurses is a mud puddle where bottom dwellers feed. This has become quite clear. Energy Vampires.

I have had great luck with all of the regular posters here. You have to think about the fact you been over 3 jobs and not able to hold onto any of them for more than a few months. You seem to have a problem taking personal responsibility and have a feeling that everyone is out to get you. I am sorry you feel this way, but if everyone is being rude to you, maybe you should look at yourself and wonder if you are just taking it the wrong way.

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caroladybelle is a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

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Perhaps you can share those reasons.

If you did not want the answer, perhaps you should have not asked this question.

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You folks are missing the point completely but I realize this click isn't going to recognize that. You don't have the depth.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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You folks are missing the point completely but I realize this click isn't going to recognize that. You don't have the depth.

We dont have depth because you cannot apply for a floor position when your ER experiences is so limited. You have a high and mighty attitude about ER, you think there is a nursing shortage and there isnt. You ask for opinions and have problems taking it. Cry me a river. The contract was breached after 6 days but you decided to leave after a few months. LOL and you are blaming it on the breach. ok

1 year of exp and you think you have alot of experience and can run circles around a floor nurse in their own setting? go away.

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RescueNinjaKy has 3 years experience and specializes in Cath/EP lab, CCU, Cardiac stepdown.

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I wasn't looking for a specific answer. I was looking for kindness and understanding but instead of receiving that I got loads of passive aggressive behavior, condescending messages and unprofessional attitudes. Allnurses is a mud puddle where bottom dwellers feed. This has become quite clear. Energy Vampires.

Please read my previous post in regards to the bottom line of all nurses being a public forum for debate and ideas to be shared.

If you are looking for unconditional kindness or understanding, seek that out with a friend, partner, or family member. Do not post in a public forum and then claim victim when people disagree with you.

Honestly the most offensive things on this thread has been said by you. And do not proclaim to even begin to know about professional attitude when you are being a hypocrite. "Do as I say not as I do" eh?

Some of the comments can be construed as snarky but you are by large the biggest offender with your outright disrespect and insult to an entire community just because they didn't agree with you and you didn't get what you were looking for. I try to be patient but I do not have it in me to coddle petulant behavior.

All nurses is a great place to get feedback and information but I can see how an egocentric person can be confused about it. If you choose to continue to behave in such a manner then good riddance.

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