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I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

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Shookclays is a ASN, BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA.

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On 8/14/2019 at 8:37 AM, HiddencatBSN said:

How many times has that happened to you in 5 years?

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ICUman specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

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On 8/15/2019 at 9:03 AM, TriciaJ said:

At least so far the OP has been able to land jobs.  I'm reminded of a certain person who had 30+ rejections from the same hospital, after failing her new grad orientation.  She'd come on here and say "Well, I guess I'm not going to be the peds transplant coordinator!"

Do you remember that one poster here who was absolutely desperate to get into CVICU? Her name was purplegal or something?  I remember she would post about applying multiple times to the same unit and hospital and never ended up getting it. And then would post a lot of threads on it. Not making fun of that poster, just found it to be peculiar/entertaining and memorable. This was a few years ago I think.

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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Shookclays used to post under a different name. That’s why this sounds familiar. 

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32 minutes ago, silverbat said:

Shookclays used to post under a different name. That’s why this sounds familiar. 

Like other now gone features, I liked it when you could hover and click on a person's screen name and their previous screen name would appear.  That was a useful feature.

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On 8/11/2019 at 5:40 PM, andreaest said:

I had the same question! 

That was the first thing that popped in my mind. I was also thinking... I need this person to help ME find a job! Lol

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headofcurls has 1 years experience.

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On 8/20/2019 at 5:18 PM, ICUman said:

Do you remember that one poster here who was absolutely desperate to get into CVICU? Her name was purplegal or something?  I remember she would post about applying multiple times to the same unit and hospital and never ended up getting it. And then would post a lot of threads on it. Not making fun of that poster, just found it to be peculiar/entertaining and memorable. This was a few years ago I think.

I remember her. 

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The past tends to haunt.  I think I even had PTSD over a bad employment experience.  It took me a few years to get over it and I still think of it from time to time.  You gotta let that crap go.  It will eat you up.  All you need to remember is what you learned, by that I mean if the situation were to ever come about again, how would you handle it knowing how it turned out the last time.  What would you do?

Now that it seems you are where you want to be, do the best you can.  Stay calm and carry on as the queen says. 🙂

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On 8/11/2019 at 3:47 PM, Shookclays said:

Oh I've always loved your posts Mr. Daveyyyyy Jonezzz 😆. Anywho, I'm very introverted and quiet but also VERY temperamental when it comes to anyone that I'm caring for especially when they're being done wrong. But maybe I need to see a therapist because there's no middle ground to my emotions... Either I'm the sweetest of the sweet(93%) or Lucifers tastebuds(7%), nothing in between. But thank you for your response! 

Well no, I stay in a small city but a midsized metropolitan is 30 min away. I'm never prone to chaos at all, the only time chaos happened was when I stood up and tried to be a patient advocate and went from 0-100 QUICKLY! Besides that job (which I don't think was worth being fired over) , all of the ones were actually due to me,  I was too sensitive and I can admit that. 

I'm not interviewing for another job, I actually have it. And I love it. I have been trying to get into the facility since nursing school. Of anything happens this time. I'm going to keep my peace and let me Bluetooth earphones keep peaceful sounds in my ear(raining/thunderstorms/lighting/oceans). Idk why I didn't try this previously but this keeps me so serene and calm. World War Z could hit this hospital and I'm still not leaving lol. It's psych as well, which I worked years in as a CNA. Thank you!! 

Are you allowed to use those earphones on duty?  

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Glycerine82 has 4 years experience as a ASN, LPN and specializes in SNF/Rehab/Geri.

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My advice is to step back and observe as much as you can before blowing a whistle or annoying administration.  I'd also keep in mind that there is no "normal" in this field.  Not a normal shift, not a normal day, not a normal hour. Everything can (and does) change from minute to minute and you must adapt.  Go into this next job with an open mind and learn as much as you can. Reserve judgment until your ears are a little bit more wet. 

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ThePrincessBride has 5 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

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Hey, OP, if it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. Here is what my job history looks like:

SNF- 2 weeks (not listed)

Adult Med/Surg- 9 months FT, then went contingent

Neonatal ICU #1- 3 years and 5 months

Current Job- Same as Adult Med/Surg. Returned FT. Total time at job (with overlap with other job)- 4 years and 3 months

Neonatal ICU#2- 3 months and counting (same organization, different hospital as Neonatal ICU #2).

SO, I have technically had four jobs in the last four years. I don't have any regrets. If I didn't leave NICU1 for NICU2, I would not have increased my salary as much as I did.

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 1:23 PM, chare said:

Regardless of whether it's on the resume or not, the OP is most likely going to have to list all previous places of employment on her/his application.

No. There's no rule stating that you have to list every employer. In fact you won't ever get hired if you have a list like that on your resume. Don't sabotage the girl, it's not nice.

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9 hours ago, Glycerine82 said:

My advice is to step back and observe as much as you can before blowing a whistle or annoying administration.  I'd also keep in mind that there is no "normal" in this field.  Not a normal shift, not a normal day, not a normal hour. Everything can (and does) change from minute to minute and you must adapt.  Go into this next job with an open mind and learn as much as you can. Reserve judgment until your ears are a little bit more wet. 

Well, there are a lot of *** shows. There's also a lot of nurses with similar but maybe not as excessive experiences. You only have to adapt into whats reasonable for the scope of practice. Being asked to care for 65 patients is illegal as hell. Unless you work in a union state, nursing is a *** show until you find a good unit/hospital, and sometimes that takes some floating.

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