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Thank you guys for all of your comments and thoughts ! Appreciate all of them.
Just wanted to let you guys know that after a week of job search, I got a job offer also from another hospital also at the ER and 15 minutes of driving from home :-))) Just like they say, when a door is closed, a window will be open :-)
So for anyone out there especially new grads that are suffering from "misfits" --go ahead and quit. Life is too short to suffer ! There will always be opportunities esp since you've already gotten your experience even though its short :-))) Its their lost (the one who fired you) and not yours :-)))
Thanks NurseEd and Batmik for your replies.
Yes, I am looking at both ER and non-ER opportunities. For the ER one, how do you say "the situation was not supportive, the supervisor was listening to taddles from LVNs and CNAs and not hearing my side of the story" without slamming the old workplace ?
Once again appreciate any input you may have.
Im writing to know your opinion and advice on my situation. I am a new grad and worked at the ER for almost 5 months. I was forced to resign due to "inadequate assessment skills and documenting incorrectly." I was shocked because they did not even tell me or give me time to correct myself.
Anyway, I felt there was not a good support and training system in place for new grads over there (given only 6 weeks with a preceptor in a busy ER dept) and so although I felt it was unfair to treat me that way, I was relieved to leave the place too due to the level of stress, taddling and office politics going through there.
My question is right now: how do I position myself when a new employer interviews and asks me why I left my old job given only 5 months of work ?
Would appreciate any input and advice on how to answer the above question on new job interview.
Thank you and have a great day.
Good luck to you then !
I recently passed the NCLEX-RN and used the Kaplan Q-bank and Q trainer which was indeed very helpful. I thought the Kaplan questions were similar with the NCLEX styles.
Thanks and Good luck to anyone else taking it !
Congrats on getting into ICU as a new grad.
May you share how you got the position ? Are you a BSN or ASN or RN with a diff bachelors deg ree?
How is the job market so far in your city/state ?
Any tips would be great ! Thanks and congrats again !
Thank you guys for sharing your experiences.
For what its worth, I checked and did my own research and yes, PPD and Hep B vaccine (whether its the 1st or subsequent shots) are not contraindicated with pregnancy acc to CDC and other studies. Of course, one should consult with their primary care givers.
My wife recently graduated and got a job offer and we are so excited. Also, another good news is my wife is approx 4 weeks pregnant and we are expecting our 3rd child :-)))
The HR department told her to come to fill up paperworks and do some tests like PPD, and Hepatitis B done before starting her job (my wife only had the 1st Hep B done 1.5 years ago, but not the 2nd or 3rd shots).
My question right now are the ff:
1) is it fine to have those different tests done (e.g. PPD tests, perhaps 2nd shots of Hep B, or other tests given to new nurses ?) If its not safe, how do we say so and would they allow my wife to start her job without those tests if we decline it?
2) 2nd, if we tell them that my wife is pregnant, can the hospital rescind her job offer ?
We are just anxious that perhaps the hospital may say that since we cannot verify your safety with patients, then we cannot hire you just now and you can start the job after you deliver ?
We have never encountered this situation so any sage advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and have a great evening !
Yes, it can be done. I actually took A&P 1 and 2 with labs together (asked for Profs' permission) with Microbio with lab at the same time in 1 semester and got all As. Sobasically took just 1 semester of pre-reqs before applying and going to the accelerated program.
Good luck on your decision but it can be done.
Thanks a lot for your response.
Just could not find it via search but thanks for your help.
Anyone knows how much is the ongoing market rate for new grads in Tampa area for a new grad RN with a BSN ?
What is the salary range for a new grad RN with bsn in Tampa/Bradenton/Sarasota area ?
What is the weekend and night shift differential ?
Thanks a lot for your info and have a good one !
I am writing on behalf of my wife who got a verbal job offer from a regional hospital (near Tampa).
She got a low ball offer via phone this morning and was not too happy with the rate.
May I get some advice on how to proceed with the salary counter offer ? Can we do the counter offer via email or verbally (via phone) just like they told her ? Also how and when do we negotiate the benefits ?
Also what is the base salary of a new graduate RN with a BS degree here in our region ? What about nights and weekend differential ?
Once again, appreciate all the tips and advice you can give. More power to allnurses.com as we would not have gotten to where we are without your guys help and input ! :-)))
Thanks a lot guys for your replies.
Yes, our passing is C (77 to 84); B (85 to 92); A (93 above.)
I know I dont want to sound like sour graping but I have an actual comparison. My wife also graduated from a BSN accelerated program and she got Bs and As...though I must admit her entering class GPAs is higher than ours and plus hers is a University (BSN) whereas mine is an ASN (Accelerated Community College).
I heard that community college's RN program treats their students like "kids" and make them work harder. Anyway, just have to deal with this crap until we master what teachers want from us.
I am a student at one of the Accelerated programs (public institution) in the country. I am writing you guys to know of your thoughts and advice on what I and a few of our classmates' perception as grade deflation by our professor and what we can do about it. We can call her by Professor A.
Professor A is our program coordinator as well as professors for Fundamentals, Med-Surg, Pharmacology etc. The past quarter, approx 20% of the class failed (12 out of 48) either Fundamentals and Intro to Pharm. This quarter, the class median and mean grade for Med Surg are 81.9%, 80.5% respectively and for Pharm are 83.78% and 83.5%--Basically Cs.
My question is--what can we do to change this hard core, grade deflation policy? We thought that when this happened during the first quarter, its just an adjustment period, but alas, it has continued to this quarter and nothing has changed in terms of her exams, etc. The main problem, I think is that on her exam--say, 50 questions--30 questions would be easy, 10 questions--hard, while 10 questions is "out of this world"--basically, questions that were not covered during lecture, and so we would just be guessing the answers on.
My classmates and I are just concerned that with Cs in our grades, we would be at a disadvantaged when we apply to Grad school, etc. This is a class that is made up of professionals and career changers and has had the highest entering GPA according to admissions advisers. I, for one, have studied long and hard for each exam and has had a Median C to boast of. It is one of the most frustrating education program I have ever done and it is discouraging a lot of my fellow classmates.
Appreciate any suggestions of steps we need to do and know of. Has anyone ever experienced this, what steps did you do and what happened afterwards ? What are the chances of this (grade deflation policy or professor) being changed ?
Thank you in advance. Have a good day !
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