Quote from RNewbieMA
Oh please tell me how I'm not competent in my job now ? I just don't understand how asking advice for down the road makes me a neglectful, incompetent med/surg nurse? This site is a joke because of people like you. I was simply asking for steps to take the ONC exam. You can always look to the future without "neglecting" your current position. Do me a favor, just don't comment on my posts next time, I don't like negative keyboard hero's. Thanks, next!
Quote from RNewbieMA
Oh btw learn to read because I literally said in my post I would like to stay a year? Smh, so sick of people like you
At four months in, no one is competent. I wasn't. None of my peers were despite what I thought at the time. None of my orientees were, and none of the colleagues of worked with since. It is generally agreed that it takes approximately a year to become comfortable as a new nurse, and approximately two years to become competent. Your best course of action NOW is to concentrate on understanding the pathophysiology, disease processes, treatments, lab values, test results and drugs of each and every one of your current patients and understand how they relate. Understanding Med/Surg thoroughly is a good foundation for every other specialty there is, including oncology. That was my path: Med/Surg to oncology to hematology.
You may be very different from me; I get that. But when you ask a question on a public forum, you get the answers you get. You would do well to assume that anyone who answers your question is taking the time to do so because they genuinely want to help and they know something that you don't. Being deliberately nasty to someone who took time out of their busy day to try to answer a question in a way that is helpful to you is unkind. It's not a good look on a nurse. You may disagree with my answer, and perhaps my tone wasn't to your liking, but I didn't go out of my way to insult you. I was matter of fact. There's a difference. I hope you learn something from this thread, but it is more likely that other newbies who have the same question will learn instead. And that's OK too.