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I am a new grad and got a job as ALF director position!

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by eve5483 eve5483 (Member) Member

eve5483 has 1 years experience .

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It has been 4 days I have been working. Well not exactly working since I am just an observor at this time. I just graduated last week :) had my second interview on tues and they hired me right there woohoo I'm excited to work for the management position and I'm learning a lot about administration and meeting tons of people in this industry but oh man I doubt myself if can do this! Did anyone start their nursing career with management? My mentor (the one who is a director at this moment) said she will train me for 4 mons:) oh its assisted living and memory care facility

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roma4204 has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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oh my dear god. get a lawyer and insurance

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iceprincess492 has 12 years experience.

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Congratulations on finding a job so quickly!! My only advice is to be very cautious of a company/facility that would hire brand new grad for management position.

Good Luck!!!

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Chin up has 26 years experience and specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration.

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What will you be doing?

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gentlegiver is a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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oh my dear god. get a lawyer and insurance

Agreed!!! and don't wait!!!

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llg has 42 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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You have to wonder what is wrong with the facility that they couldn't get an experienced nurse to fill this position. With all the experienced nurses looking for work these days, there must be some reason why no one more qualified was hired.

When I was graduating with my MSN (after only 2 years of staff nurse experience) ... I was actively recruited by a head-hunter for an Assistant Director of Nursing position at a large hospital. I knew I was underqualified, but she kept insisting I consider it. To get rid of her, I finally told her that "I wouldn't want to work for someone stupid enough to hire me for that position."

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Chin up has 26 years experience and specializes in Med surg, LTC, Administration.

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Again, please tell, what you will be doing..

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First off, congratulations! I can understand the skepticism of the other posters...I am wondering if the pay is lower, and that is why the job did not attract a more seasoned nurse. Or maybe they just loved you, and want you as part of their team, right? That is possible too, that you were just the right person for the position.

Either way, be careful, and please check back in to let everyone know how it is going.

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eve5483 has 1 years experience.

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Here is the thing, I think the director at this moment is soo ready to retire. Basically all the Nursing Jobs will be done by an lpn or CNAs with Qmap. Pretty much no nursing skills other than assessment and TB shots. Lots of meeting with different departments , managing the nursing budget and staff, traveling to make assessments for future clients and.... dealing with residents family concerns.....

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jenrn2008 specializes in ICU.

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congrats! I had only a year experience when I was hired by a company to be Director of Nursing... I stayed their for sometime and I did an EXCELLENT job because I felt I had something to prove and because I was just so grateful that they hired me! Now I am working as a Healthcare Administrator for another company..... congrats!

I think the other posters are jealous....

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Ruas61 has 35 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MDS/ UR.

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The honeymoon will end,

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