Hello folks I need to hear from you all about this, I have posted previously wanting to know what shifts were out there since I am currently 5 months into my 10 month long orientation. I approached my nurse mgr about working flex shifts b/c I am working on my BSN. She declined stating I would not learn anything from working past 3PM--- this is a trauma/burn with rooms constantly running past posted time, a teaching facility with residents and day long hernia repairs and a 24 hour OR staff. I have previous OR exp. 3.5 yrs as an LPN scrubbed everything except open heart prior to becoming an RN. I did not market myself as an experienced OR nurse b/c i did not circulate as an LPN and wanted a strong orientation --- but I see that a bovie is still a bovie--- a kelly is still a kelly--- and I'm still planning for lunch once specimen is passed off--
. So I'm a bit more advanced than the other orientees. Point is if I don't complete orientation I have to pay back some money I am sentenced to this joint until 2008 on a fixed 7-3:30 mon thru fri :angryfire I worked nites 3/12's for the past 2 yrs --- and agreed to this job under the impression the hours were flexible. I didn't realize flexible meant after working 7-3:30 being called back for "call" thru the nite and expected to perform the next morning @ 7am. My dilemma is I won't be able to finish my BSN working here until 2008. Online classes not an option
---- I need the structure of the classroom.
Thanking you in advance for your replies