New Grad Nurse Dilemma. Please help. - page 3

I'm not sure if this is where I should be posting it but I just registered with this site and I'm in need of some advice. I applied to a hospital for 2 open med/surg positions and two days later I... Read More

  1. by   froggy0381
    Keep the job!!! Coming from a new grad who has applied for about 200 jobs and gotten NOTHING...... You probably won't get your dream job right away. Take this position, get the experience and then look for something else after a year.
  2. by   Enthused RN
    Congrats on getting the job! Glad you re-thought your original position. Best of luck!
  3. by   limerick1913
    I agree with everyone else. Don't quit. Get the experience. I am a new grad on a tele unit and adore it. You get med/surg patients, cardiac pt requiring tele monitoring. cardiac cath...ablation....stent placements...rapid afib....conversions....... I love this unit. The patients have ever changing conditions and they come from all walks of life. There's NEVER a dull moment on my unit. My advice......stick with may like it. You will learn a variety of skills!

  4. by   carrie_c
    I work in OB which is what I always wanted to do, but I never thought I would be able to get into OB so soon after school. Right before I got this job, I was offered a job on the tele unit. I accepted it, because I needed any type of experience. You will get your dream job eventually, but in the mean time, just get some experience. You won't regret it.
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    it almost sounds as if the op took a job because her mother was nagging her to do so. i hope you manage to find reasons to love this tele job. i started in tele and have never regretted it. i learned so much!
  6. by   nursegirl75
    I don't know if the OP realizes how lucky she/he is of getting this job offer especially on a tele unit. I know soooo many people who would be so grateful and happy to take that job in a heart beat without any complains. Its just mind-blowing how someone would even think of turning down a job especially since so many new grads struggle to find jobs....many still haven't found jobs after 1 year. Sorry, I was literally in shock when I read the posting. Just unbelievable.
  7. by   hopefull1
    I know it's been a while on this post, but I was wondering how you have progressed with the tele position. I'm a new grad that will be starting on tele in a couple of weeks and am really worried I won't stack up. Please let me know how it's gone so far for you..Thanks!!
  8. by   Sangrita RN
    Hey hopefull! I am also a new grad starting on tele in a couple weeks. I'm soooo nervous! Where will you be working
  9. by   hopefull1
    Congrats!! I'll be working at a hospital in TX as a GVN until I pass boards. How about you? I've been told it's alot to take on (and that's scary), but if you can do it, you gain a load of experience!
    Last edit by hopefull1 on Aug 8, '12
  10. by   Sangrita RN
    Very nice! A hospital in Denver, CO. I heard the same so I am super nervous. But we can do it!!!
  11. by   hopefull1
    Well you're definitely not alone in being nervous, I am too for sure! Keep me posted after you start on how it's going, and I'll do the same.
  12. by   neelieyelik
    When I read this post I wanted to slap you, Peacelives10. I've been looking for a job for 14 months now and I would move ANYWHERE and PAY to work for the experience. It's frustrating to think that some new grads are being offered jobs they don't even want while others like myself are repeatedly ignored. What's your secret??? (And what hospital do you work at...?)

    I'm glad you took the job because months down the line when you were still unemployed you would have seriously regretted your decision.