Hi all. I'm a new grad RN (May 2006).
I resigned my first job as an RN at a small community hospital close to home at the end of my orientation period (7 weeks). Without going into detail, I'll just say that it was crystal clear that 'we' were not a good match and that my license would be in jeopardy if I continued to work without appropriate training/preceptorship.
So, here I am looking at other hospitals (very closely!) and I'm wondering how far people commute to their jobs. Many of the hospitals that I find attractive and seem to have good reputations for training and development of new RN's are pretty far away.