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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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Hey all,

I've been an RN for 18 months and I will be resigning from my floor in two weeks. I realize this isn't a wise idea.  I'm just so burnt out and I know that's not the place for me. I have an offer for a nursing home, but I feel I may get overwhelmed by the number of pts. I'm really not sure what kind of nurse I want to be. I've considered the ICU. How did you guys find your niche? I love taking care of the pts but hate the unnecessary drama. Drowning in work constantly with no real help. We've been short a good bit and when this happens some of us have to take an extra pt. Our ratios are 4-6 pts. It's mostly 6 now without considering the acuity of the pts. 

Also, I think nights are making me feel drained all the time. But I don't necessarily want to have a 9-5, no weekends or holidays. I don't like having to take call 1-2 times per month. I also don't like the scheduling at my job now. Ex. one work week. M, T, F, Sa, Sun. It feels like by the time I recover it's time to go back to work. Part of me feels like I need a 2-3 week break and the other part is worried I won't find a position I like. I'm just so confused.

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If you want to work in the ICU then I highly recommend you do not resign your position. 

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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@ Wuzzie. Too late I turned in my resignation 2 weeks ago.

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Well, that's unfortunate. You need a job and it looks like your only option is the ECF which will definitely hamper your ability to get in the ICU. Can you rescind it and start looking for something else?

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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I could try. I don't know how well that would go over with my director.

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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Just now, ADN_Is_Complete said:

I could try. I don't know how well that would go over with my director.

I would definitely try if I were you. Your director couldn't fire you since you already resigned, so you've essentially got nothing to lose.

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5 minutes ago, ADN_Is_Complete said:

I could try. I don't know how well that would go over with my director.

You could tell her you made a rash decision based on moral distress but now that you've had a chance to think you realize it was not the direction you wanted to take. This will give you time to really look for something that fits better. 

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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4 minutes ago, JadedCPN said:

I would definitely try if I were you. Your director couldn't fire you since you already resigned, so you've essentially got nothing to lose.

I'll try. She didn't seem to care at all that I was resigning so I doubt she'll rescind it.

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Well, this is a pickle. You might try HR as well. 

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kp2016 has 20 years experience.

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It sounds like your unit is short staffed. Maybe ask your manager if she would put you on the casual roster? It will give you some income and breathing space while you decide your next move.

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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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19 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Well, this is a pickle. You might try HR as well. 

I know. I've managed to dig a hole I can't get out of. I spoke with HR today. She sent my resume out. I interviewed for a float position earlier but I don't think that went well. She wanted exact reasons why I wanted to be off that floor. I just told her I wanted a change. I don't think that was a good enough response. Oh well. And I'll see if my director will rescind or keep me prn.

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Smsanch2 has 8 years experience and specializes in PCU.

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I hope you find a position you’ll like and will stay In for a while. Sounds like schedule is important to you. I’ve worked several float pool gigs because of how flexible the scheduling is. I *highly* recommend it. There are pros and cons to it obviously, but for me personally the pros outweigh cons. Love that I don’t have to deal with any type of unit bull—— and drama. 

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