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

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Shookclays has 1 years experience as a ASN, BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA.

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6 hours ago, kardz30 said:

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.

No. This is not true, especially when most applications have a statement above the signature line where the applicant attests to the truthfulness and completeness of all information entered. Many applications also state here the consequences of misrepresentation leading to termination if hired. You list everything on the application, as requested, but you can tailor your resume to concentrate on your strong points or the experience that is most appropriate for the position that you are applying to. That is the general "rule" of thumb.

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Also, the OP said she was in an RN to BSN program. So I’m thinking that’s how she was working as an RN in 2018.

To the OP, you have to think positive thoughts. You get out of the universe what you put into it. If you’re constantly thinking jobs aren’t going to work out because of the past, guess what, they won’t work out. Get yourself an evil eye pendant, pick your battles, and call state when you have to. It’s that simple.

Also, don’t tell your coworkers about your past. Nurses can be very vindictive and love to snitch on each other.

I wish you the best. ❤️

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8 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

No. This is not true, especially when most applications have a statement above the signature line where the applicant attests to the truthfulness and completeness of all information entered. Many applications also state here the consequences of misrepresentation leading to termination if hired. You list everything on the application, as requested, but you can tailor your resume to concentrate on your strong points or the experience that is most appropriate for the position that you are applying to. That is the general "rule" of thumb.

I guess it depends on how much experience a nurse has, managers may not want to hear of all the jobs someone has had for 30 plus years. I have filled applications where they only ask for the last three positions. Depends on whether they ask or not, I guess that is the key point.

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Is this for real? Like, a prank? Or for real?

I mean this to help, not sarcastically... you really need to commit to one place for longer than you’ve been doing. There is a lot to learn just keeping your ears open and your mouth closed.

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On 8/11/2019 at 11:58 AM, Swellz said:

You aren't putting all of this on your resume, are you?

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On 8/10/2019 at 6:23 PM, Shookclays said:

Short version (tl;dr) been an RN since January 2019. Over 6 jobs. Finally accepted my dream job and can't find myself to get excited as I should due to fear of something bad happening. Also received my BSN very recently.

Long story:

This sounds bad I know.

First job: I worked, it was because of me not feeling as though I was getting adequate training (ICU) .

Second job: (One of the largest Healthcare organizations in my state with almost a building for every specialty.) (Ortho/neuro med surg unit) Totally my fault, even though I was hired for night shift, no one told me that I had to work days for 5 weeks before we going to nights. I hate days with a passion plus I was back in school for RN-BSN, so I never went back after the first day,i really did like it but I just couldn't do days.

Third job: (Freestanding psych facility) The guy instructor was too touchy Feely on me and after telling him to stop, he threatened me and said that he'd flunk me from orientation, it didn't go past Orientation because I left after one week (didn't even get to work the floor).

Fourth job: My first time at a nursing home, doing only treatment nursing( didn't have any advanced skills/ guidance or for someone to slap some sense into me and tell me that I wasn't as nearly ready for treatments (over 100+ residents) which included wounds and changing trachs/drains etc... but just because nurses are scarce in my area especially rns, they threw me to the wolves!!!) Left after one month.

Fifth job: LOOOOVED IT! It was long term care working nights(first 8 hr shift nursing job, working 4 on 2 off 😲😍) . No problems whatsoever, and was the longest I had ever been on an RN job(almost 3 months) . I even told my parents that this was going to be the job I keep until I'm done with grad school. Welppp, one day an influx of residents from another facility come in(we had zero knowledge about and had only found this out an hour before arrival even though the administrators knew weeks prior) and my residents were having panic attacks and calling family members because they room were being used with people who were incompatible, the outside residents were very sick from a long ride and some hadn't even had their insulin or oxygen and were being given food during triage without knowledge of their diet or allergies. I was trying to tell the managing staff including, the DON, administrator and regional person(the boss I guess🤷‍♂️) because I have always been an advocate for my patients. I guess they took this as me being belligerent and not wanting to care for the extra 30+ people on top of my 35+ regular residents. I stood up for what I thought was right , and didn't back down. Well it cost me my job. I was fired for "insubordination" aka arguing about safety to the DON/NFA/and the Region Director of Operations(the head of everything 👨‍⚖️) after simply stating that these people are sick and we need more staff(we were told that they would bring their own staff, but of course THEY DID NOT!)

It took me weeks to finally sit and analyze if nursing was for me, I really believed that that the last nursing home would've been where I planted myself at and flourished. Sadly mistaken. I even went as far as to tell my mom that it seems as though to make it in Nursing nowadays, you can't have a caring and compassionate spirit towards people.

I take 100% full responsibility of my previous actions with other jobs and I also believe that the last job could've been handled differently on both sides but after talking to my awesome elderly LPN's and RNs, I knew that everything was going to be better and there were quite a few who went through this in there first year of nursing

............. but in the back of my head, I still felt like if I'm speaking up for those who can't speak for themselves I'd get kicked in the butt and it makes me my not want to speak up for anyone anymore. Even though nursing isn't a passion for me, I have a naturally caring, compassionate, motherly soul (team cancer ♋). My feelings can go from 0-100 QUICK.

Anywho, I've received yet another interview, but it's from the organization's, that I've been trying soooo long to get into since clinical which was 1-2 years ago. I'm excited but I'm still timid because it seems as though something is jinxing me, or someone has sent negative energy my way(In my culture I wholeheartedly believe that otherworldly energies are real such as /voodoo/obeah/santeria etc...

Anyone out there that's experienced this or know anyone who has? Advice, ideas?....

I wouldn’t hire you or anyone with anything close to this track record!

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Lovethenurse2b25 is a ADN and specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

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I am a new grad myself. 5 jobs in less than 6 months wow sounds like you may of had some really good job opportunities. I left my first job in ltc after a month due to safety concerns and being the only rn on 3-11 with no supervisor.

Med surg and icu is so hard to get into as a new grad i would have stuck with it for at least a year.

Behind mindful of leaving nursing jobs because you will still need them for a reference otherwise you’d have a large gap in employee and also some companies will add you to the do not rehire list.

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I listed all of my many jobs once( in different areas of nursing), and was basically asked a butt load of questions about it during the interview. No you won't most likely get hired. It will be a red flag. I am just being honest. This is a prime example of when being honest will cost you to not get hired, sheez she won't even get the job to later be fired from it, trying to explain a bucket load of jobs that she has had in the past. If the person has there mind right and doesn't plan to job hop again, as I have, I say do what you have to do. To the OP, private message me if you would like to. I have been at my current place longer than any position I have had in this past year. I don't plan on leaving. I did a lot of soul searching. At the end of the day, most employers aren't completely honest with the employees, having them thinking they are getting hired into ideal positions, only to find out it is the complete opposite once they start working, and then offering them on support to navigate around the BS when they try.

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And yes I agree the employers aren’t honest either!

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22 minutes ago, Workitinurfava said:

I listed all of my many jobs once( in different areas of nursing), and was basically asked a butt load of questions about it during the interview. No you won't most likely get hired. It will be a red flag. I am just being honest. This is a prime example of when being honest will cost you to not get hired, sheez she won't even get the job to later be fired from it, trying to explain a bucket load of jobs that she has had in the past. If the person has there mind right and doesn't plan to job hop again, as I have, I say do what you have to do. To the OP, private message me if you would like to. I have been at my current place longer than any position I have had in this past year. I don't plan on leaving. I did a lot of soul searching. At the end of the day, most employers aren't completely honest with the employees, having them thinking they are getting hired into ideal positions, only to find out it is the complete opposite once they start working, and then offering them on support to navigate around the BS when they try.

no support I meant-

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I was asked about this one time when someone wanted to bring up a bad situation that they found out about otherwise, why I had not listed that particular job. Reason? The application provided four spaces, I listed the last four jobs. If three spaces, I list three jobs, and so on. No way am I going to ask for blank sheets of paper to list every minutiae of a 50+ year work life, even if I could remember it or had it typed on a cheat sheet. Now, another story is if it were a government application or the paperwork for the necessary security clearance, where you blank well better put down everything they ask for,,, back to the 18th birthday, means just that, back to the 18th birthday. No employer has ever denied me employment because I only listed four places of employment for four lines on the application. I guess I am lucky.

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I don’t think I can say anything unique here but just to offer some perspective. As a new grad RN in my first position I was very disenchanted with nursing and wondered if it was really for me. I felt the training was inadequate, I felt targeted by senior nurses for the mistakes I made and I was I attempting to escape all this by looking for another new grad position. The thing is, no one is ever “ready” for their first job and it’s completely normal to have the flight or fight response. That said accepting a job that requires day shift for training is part of the deal, every job is going to have some hurdles that you need to jump through to get to a sweet spot where you feel comfortable and competent. As others have said, stick with something for a year regardless of what’s happening. Use the chain of command to report problems when they arise. There’s always someone above the person you’re in a rift with even if it’s the state or a good attorney. You risk being caught not reporting your previous employers and you at the very least need to explain why you haven’t worked post nursing school which will force you to lie or tell the truth to your potential employer. Best of luck.

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