Good News......................so glad that I made the change

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by grinnurse grinnurse, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Med/Surge.

Wow..........just had to share my excitement. I recently changed hospitals and am just elated!!:balloons: :balloons:

I have been with them now for a month and working on the floor for 3 weeks and have been welcomed into the unit with open arms by the nurses on both rotations. That was the biggest fear that I had was not "fitting in" with the nurses and I am so happy to say that I feel already like I have found my next "home".

Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement and joy since we see so many posts about how rotten some nurses can be to the "newbies".

Have a great weekend everyone!!

grentea

grentea

221 Posts

Congrats Grinnurse! I work on a nice floor like that and I love my coworkers. They have been so welcoming and good to me since I came to my floor a couple of months ago. It nice to find a "home" at work! :nurse:

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,498 Posts

Good news. Best wishes for continued good feelings!

dmg213

dmg213

26 Posts

I'm so happy for you! I only pray (and pray) that I can find a "home" like that. I'm really not wanting to work in a hospital anymore but if I could find a unit that has open arms like yours then I would be there in a heartbeat. Congrats! :balloons:

weetziebat

weetziebat

775 Posts

:balloons: congratulations! i'm soo happy you've found a good job, with welcoming co-workers. good for you!!

thanks for posting. always nice to hear someone likes their job.;)

llg

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 45 years experience. 13,469 Posts

Congratulations on finding a job that suits you.

Perhaps you could help some of the other members of the forum if you could give them a little insight into how you found that job. For example, did you handle your Job Search or interview any differently this time? Were there things you looked for this time that you didn't pay much attention to the last time? etc.

If you have any tips to share, I'm sure other people would be interested in reading them.

Thanks for sharing the positive news ...

llg

grinnurse

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge. 767 Posts

Congratulations on finding a job that suits you.

Perhaps you could help some of the other members of the forum if you could give them a little insight into how you found that job. For example, did you handle your job search or interview any differently this time? Were there things you looked for this time that you didn't pay much attention to the last time? etc.

If you have any tips to share, I'm sure other people would be interested in reading them.

Thanks for sharing the positive news ...

llg

Well, the way that I found this job was it was one of the Hospitals where I had done my 3rd semester clinicals at but I didn't consider it right after graduation b/c of the distance. I also have a cousin who had worked there as a Physical Therapist and a good friend that had worked there right after she had graduated and highly recommended it. I also have several friends from NS that went to work there last year that I spoke to once I had begun considering it as an alternative to where I was at and they also spoke highly of the hospital and staff. The next step was really going over their website and looking up information on the JACHO website for how they had done on their last survey.

I didn't really do anything different for the interview but things that I looked at this time were what kind of learning opportunities did the hospital provide for the nurses? What kind of impact do they make on their community? What were the "true" staffing ratios and what comprised those ratios? Also while I was there I was observing the unit itself. I wanted to know how important was "teamwork" to the unit supervisor and to staff? I wanted to also know what kind of "gauge" they used to determine employee satisfaction? Although the unit supervisor didn't mention it, I saw on her desk information on getting the hospital certified/credentialed on becoming a "nurse friendly" hospital and I thought that looked good b/c I have some friends in Dallas/FT. Worth area that work for these hospitals that are considered "nurse friendly" and they are very satisfied with their jobs. I also looked at the average age of the nurses that I saw on the unit and it was a good mix of senior nurses and younger nurses b/c to me that represents lots more opportunities to learn. I also looked at future expansion plans for the hospital for different opportunities that might become available later on.

I would say that I really researched this hospital alot more than I did the first go round b/c I knew I didn't want to be looking for another job in the next year or 2 and I certainly did not want to get back into the same kind of situation that I had come from.

I hope this little explanation can help someone out in their next Job Search.

llg

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 45 years experience. 13,469 Posts

Thanks for sharing that, grinnurse. I hope it helps some of the folks out there who need some help in that department.

Good luck with the new job!

llg

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health. Has 10 years experience. 4,388 Posts

:balloons: congratulations! i'm soo happy you've found a good job, with welcoming co-workers. good for you!!

thanks for posting. always nice to hear someone likes their job.;)

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for you, grins !!! now you really have something to grin about ! :D :d :D

very pleased for you.. hope it remains this way and that all continues to go well for you !

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience. 1,975 Posts

I'm very happy for you! That was one of my fears too.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,498 Posts

Good luck!

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