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while on orientation in NICU supervisor keeps pulling me out to float in peds floor

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by labnars labnars (New) New

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hi guys. i need your advice. i am working in peds floor for 3 years. i applied to transfer in nicu and finally i got accepted . i started my orientation but they keep pulling me to help in peds floor because they need staff, because there staff call in sick. i feel that it is not fair for me. its been 3 weeks now and i still dnt learn a lot because they keep floating me.

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Lev has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency - CEN.

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Check out the hospital's policy to see if you are even allowed to be floated on orientation.

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NicuGal has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU.

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You need to speak up. If they are

doing this, then you are owed that time to be made up. Is this right, absolutely not. What does the unit manager say? And why aren't the other nurses in the unit floating?

Our ur people orient one to one for 10 weeks, no floating, no cancellation. You also can not float or be cancelled for 6 months post orientation, this is our hospital

policy.

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thank you for all of your replies. even in nicu, if there is no staff, even im still on orientation they put me in the back where the stable babies are, wrking like a staff already without preceptor. if im lucky and there is enuf staff, im in the front with the really sick babies shadowing my preceptor. i voiced this concern to the nm but she said i hve been floated in nicu befre so i should know. but when i float befre i only feed.. do vs and i and o.. not give ngt feedings etc.... its so hrd to be in this situation where my orienation is not consistent... where i am being pulled out in peds floor or at the back in nicu help feed babies if they have no staff.

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