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EDNURSE20 has 3 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ED, med-surg, peri op.

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    Anything from nursing school or before now is relevant. You resume should only have personal statement, education, certification and work experience as a nurse. If you worked as CNA or something along those lines it may be OK to add at this stage of your career. But if it’s not healthcare related keep it off. Same with GPA/clinical ect from school, don’t put it on!
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    Pregnancy and Nursing

    Wait till you have graduated and have a job. Sounds like it’s not to far away. Then start trying, you don’t have to wait till you’ve been working a year. nursing school is stressful enough and getting a job as a new grad is already hard! Don’t make it harder by being pregnant. You’ve got plenty of time to have babies.
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    Is applying to 2 jobs at the same hospital ok?

    I ended up applying for 3 jobs at that hospital, ICU PACU ED, and got offered a interview for all 3! Was very surprised, applied for 6 hospitals, 9 different job and got offered 7 interviews. Luckily I got offered a job after my first interview at anither hospital. I decided to take it because I had so much going on at the time, not having to fit in more interviews was such a relief and also I was keen to move away.
  4. Folding laundry is the only non nursing thing they have asked of you. Was even all day? More than once? Is it that big of a deal! Otherwise everything is acceptable. Being adaptable and a team player is only going to do good thing for your career.
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    Paid minimum wage for quitting

    Let it go. You are out if there. yes loosing the money is awful, but would of you rather worked an extra 2 weeks to get it all? Like you said your safety and sanity is worth more. also don’t bother with lawyers and small claims court, lasting 2 months in your first job is a bad look already, add lawyers onto the mix and no body will want to hire you. When new employers find out they’ll be hesitant to hire you, because they don’t want to deal with the same drama. start looking for a new job, only tell them that the first job was not a good fit. Bad mouthing them only makes you look bad.
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    Leaving first job after 1 year

    I know exactly how you feel! I left my job in float pool, to move to the other side of the country to work in ED. Then Covid hit, and it’s been a rough couple of months. I’ve always been so independent, so I didn’t think anything of being so far away from everyone I knew would be such a problem. Plus I Was already living 2 hours away from my family before moving here. But I just feel isolated and have a bit of FOMO Also the job is OK, like I don’t hate it, and I’m good at my job. But I already know in the short time I’ve been here, ED is not my specialty. it’s not my passion. I saw a job today, much closer to home, in a area of nursing I’ve always been passionate about but I’ve only just started to get myself settled here, which has been costly, and moving after only a few months will look bad on my CV. I can’t stop thinking about this job though. March next year my student loan will be paid off, I’m aggressively saving every cent this year, will have a year of ED experience (plus 2.5 of float pool) and will have the freedom to do anything I want! That’s what’s getting me through. For you Just keep focusing on getting that magical 1 years experience and then you will be free! Another 5 months and you can start applying to new jobs, and hopefully Covid will be over or slowed right down, to make it much easier.
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    When was your a-ha moment?

    When did you know you were in the right specialty? was your chosen specialty what you expected? Or was it an area you never thought about before trying it? How many specialties did you try prior? just curious. I Started in float pool as a new grad, which worked well for me, 2.5 years later I’ve moved to the ER. I appreciate the learning opportunities, and plan to stay longer. But I know it’s not my specialty already. I do miss working with surgical pt and I Would like to try gyne, peds, or clinic nursing in the future Too, but don’t want to look like a job hopper either. ideally I would like to advance into a CNS or NP one day, when I have finally figured Out what my chosen specialty actually is.
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    How far can hospital go?

    I don’t get what the big deal is. Occassionly floating to peds can’t be that bad!! It not like they making you suddenly work on a rehab floor. It’s An opportunity to learn something new. And you will still be a postpartum nurse!
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    Nursing job with routine

    There’s been a lot of question lately about leaving the bedside, and considering the work environment lately it’s no surprise. personally I would wait for covid to be over, take a vacation, even if you just stay home Having time off will help. And see how you feel when thing return to “normal”
  10. I think you need more education if you are going to remain a RN. the amount of errors you’ve made is not OK. As well as staff not trusting you.
  11. A quick offer is not a bad sign. the fact that they are pressuring you into accepting is the red flag though. As a new grad I knew I had the job when I left the interview. I accepted the job the next day, when they officially offered me the job, and it was great. I had no issues. it was in float pool, a lot of there staff had just moved onto permanent jobs in the hospital, and they were needing to build up there resource unit. So they hired A few of us.
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    Switching units

    I agree. Talk to the charge nurse about your interest, but don’t move units till you can get full time hours. I’m the mean time take this time to learn as much as you can and get to know the surg nurses.
  13. There’s always education, there are nurses that work in hospitals just providing education to RNs and drs.
  14. I’ve been working as a float pool nurse for the last 2.5 years. I got offered a job in the emergency department 2 weeks ago while overseas, due to start may. Due to fast changes in my country, I come home early from my trip and was required to self isolate for two weeks. My country is now in lock down. so right now I’m living with my parents, which is about 1.5 hours away from where I living/working previously, so can’t continue to work there. And have no way of starting my new job due to the lock down and the job being on the other side of the country. All domestic travel is banned, even in Private cars! I am starting to feel overwhelmed by everything and not sure what to do. I’m greatfull I can stay with my parent during this, and I didn’t get the virus while travelling. But now facing unemployment and finance problems. As well as making my career goals harder. (getting into acute care while unemployed might not be possible)
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I don’t know what your rant about old school nurses and gloves has to do with me. The world is short of medical supplies and PPE, which is far more important than an extra dollar or two. we are in a crisis. There is no money. You time should be focus on advocating for our safety not Trying to profit from people misfortune.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I think this is very selfish. Thousands of people have lost their jobs. People are in financial crisis. The economy is crashing. Asking for more money for doing your job, which you chose, you know the risk we are at every single day, Is just rude!

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