notthereyet0 3,367 Views
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I sincerely feel your pain. I have stuck it out for a year, about the shortest time that looks good for looking for another job. It is rough working the night shift and not being a night person. I also have had minor things that would not have happened if you weren't half asleep at work all the time. My suggestion is to start applying for day jobs and see what happens. Keep the night job but start looking around to see if you can find something else. It is hard to judge something without having anything else to compare it to. Good luck!
I understand your pain as the floor I am on is the same way. It seems like management finds all fault but never acknowledges the things done well or even sees your real performance because they are never there. Good luck in the future...
Wow, you sound just how I feel...except I would like to find an alternative to bedside nursing. I love the patients but want more time to impact them one on one. Days on our floor are insanely busy and you really can't even find a place to sit to chart or an open computer sometimes. Good luck in your pursuit.
I don't have much advice but to use your observation skills and notice what goes on around you. Do you have a training period? Don't be afraid to ask questions. I am curious to how you found the position? I am looking to get into a situation like you have...switching from bedside to clinic work. Thanks
Depending on your own comfort level with taking it right out of class, you might ask around about a review class if that is something you might consider. Sometimes you can take it and the paper work fills in the time gap between graduation and when you get your ATT.
Me too, except for the yacking part - good luck!!
I was talking with a nurse who wore a pedometer and she had 12,000 steps for a 12 hour shift. I think that is more than 3 miles but I am unsure of the step and mile equivalencies.
Congrats on getting 2 offers!!!!!!!
I was just like you when I started nursing school. I tried a bunch of things like getting pants liners, etc. In the end you see so many variations of white in the hospital that you get kinda desensitized to it all and just wear them. We found that white cotton modest undies were the best, hoped for long scrub tops and dreaded the female curse. Sorry this is not more helpful but whites must have been designed by a male - nough said.
You can customize the NCLEX 4000 and work on the areas you need to concentrate on. The questions seem adequately hard. I think this is a link to an online version of it but not sure.
University of Texas Medical Branch - Nursing
You might give that a try before you invest in a copy. Good luck!!
I am trying to whittle down what to waste my brainpower on and was wondering if anyone got any questions on converting Fahrenheit to Celsius or back again? Thanks!!!!
Wow, that is a big mistake!!! Especially for people here who are trying to cram it all in their heads!
We were required by our school to take the ATI test after each clinical class. They were ok. They get you in the mode of answering questions NCLEX style and some of the schools make it mandatory to pass these to pass the class. I think it improves their NCLEX pass rate. There are statistics that show if you can pass the ATI, then you are more apt to pass the NCLEX.
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