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New grad working LTC needs help, please.

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by nycNurse2b nycNurse2b (Member)

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I'm starting to dread going in to work. I don't think being in charge as a new grad is a good thing. If I worked with another RN that I could bounce things off here and there, I think I would be a much better nurse. And I'd be learning. Being by myself is scary and I don't feel like i'm learning. And the nurse who relieves me on the next shift has completely forgotten what its like to be new and gives me a hard time a lot. Sorry for venting. I really am grateful to have a job - - the new grad job market is brutal here in NY/NJ.

Any suggestions?

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classicdame works as a Hospital Education Coordinator and adjunct nursing.

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talk to you DON about how you feel. This person ought to know that unhappy employees leave as quick as possible.

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first of all congratulation for your new job, at least you have ajob.

in massachusets its very hard to get a job specially for new grad.

ya, u can talk with your charge nurse or DON may be they can help you, deal u as a new grad.

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Hello,

I know how you feel. It's a tough situation to be in. Do your best, ask questions, and be confident. Don't second guess yourself. You will be fine.

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I completely understand how you feel. I was also in a similar situation as you in an LTC facility and was left by myself. I spoke to the DON about my concerns, but nothing changed. I ended up having to leave after a month, because the working conditions were so unsafe. Thankfully, I already had 2 job offers waiting for me. I would also suggest speaking with your DON and I hope things get better for you. Also, continue your job search. :) Good luck!

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nycNurse2b works as a RN.

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Thank you everyone for the suggestions and encouragement!

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