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Lovethenurse2b25 ASN, BSN, RN

CCRN, Geriatrics

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    Why is nursing not working out for me?

    Hello All, I feel like I have the worst luck finding the right job. Why is it so hard for new grads to obtain the right employment. Let me start of by saying I am in NJ. New Jersey is in dire need of nurses but yet the hospitals won’t hire any new grads without going through a residency which has a limited amount of spots. I have a per diem job at a rehab facility which I love but when covid hit we suffered tremendously and I was canceled. Also, there is no current full time opening. So I went on the hunt for a new job. My new position is home case management and I hate it already. Im surprised the company even hired me with only one year of experience to handle cases with oasis etc. I feel extremely lazying sitting in a car all day I miss bedside patient interactions. Not to mention I am afraid to eat because of how unsanitary public bathrooms are. I travel away from home to my clients homes. I thought that it would be a good fit for me as a single mother to work M-F 8-4. But I'm left with hours of extra charting at home with no overtime. Not only that my new boss seems like a bully. I cant tell you how many times I overheard her threatening to write up employees for calling out. In fact she told one nurse she had not choice but to come in because they had no replacement during a power outage. I want to point out I hardly ever call out unless it is an emergency. I also overheard her and the regional direction threatening to make an employee ineligible for rehire if they left to work someplace else. It was if they wanted me to hear it in the office. I almost feel like I was better off being unemployed because my employers are not friendly at all. Why would some one want to sabotage another nurses career. I met a family friend at my interview and she made everything seem so nice, hence why I took the job. But in fact the agency is struggling to keep nurses and now I know why. Im thinking maybe working for six months and then going on to a new employer but I’m afraid they will blacklist me. Also with school being all remote I cant imagine teaching a 6 year old while trying to maintain my own work such as oasis etc. What did I do. All I want to do is work but not in a toxic high stress environment. I also have only a year of nursing experience.
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    Why is nursing not working out for me?

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    Switching Careers from Nursing because I hate it so much

    I am a novice nurse also, and since working as a nurse I have not found my niche. But leaving nursing, a degree I worked so hard on is not an option. Don't give up! Keep in mind we started as nurses during the worst time possible considering how terrible the pandemic is. Give it time things will get better, with experience. A nursing desk job with tons of paperwork and the phone ringing all day also does not sound much better.
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    Transitioning out of Home Care Nursing

    Thanks for clearing that up. Considering that the company has no legal obligation to act as a reference. I would take it as an experience to learn from. In the future upon hire ask about the policy for providing references to avoid any further hinderances. Also consider other areas of nursing like LTAC, Longterm care etc. at least for the time being.
  5. Hello, I recently started a new job after having my hours reduced due to covid. The position I took on was full time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. I have a 5 year old that is set to start kindergarten in the fall. Initially when I took the offer because school was set to be open. However just today I learned that school will be open for two days only from the hours of 8:30-12pm. As a result I am in a bind with my new job. I would like to downgrade my hours without tarnishing any future job opportunities. I have considered going part time. As I would need to someone to essentially watch my daughter everyday of the week if the school decides to conduct all remote learning. How can I ask to switch my hours without losing my job? P.s. I am still under the probationary period. And I am also a single parent mom. I don’t know how long I can take this. All I ever wanted to was work hard and provide for my loved ones. Please share any advice you may have ? Or suggestions.
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    Is it normal to feel this way?

    Hello everyone, I am a brand new nurse with a little over a year of experience. I just obtained my BSN this year and I am extremely grateful for all of my accomplishments. However, I am a bit dreadful about how nursing is going for me. I started working my first nursing job per diem because the job did not have any full-time openings. Along with me and 4 other new nurse graduates, strange enough this rehabilitation hospital hired new grads per diem to save money all the time. I also managed to land a job at a longterm care facility but the position was also per diem so I figured both jobs will equal up to a full time position. I have worked both jobs for over a year. I know some of you are wondering why I did not go to the hospital as a new graduate. In fact, I applied to all of the hospitals in my area. I interview for a nurse residency but because I did not have a BSN and was not enrolled in a RN to BSN program they chose to find another nurse for the position. Now that I have a year of experience I am ineligible to go into a residency program. I am depressed wondering if I will ever land the right job. Covid19 has impacted my per diem jobs tremendously resulting in me being canceled and without work for weeks at a time. I’ve never worked in such an unstable way. Before nursing I worked at a assisted living for 9 years, prior to that I worked 5 years in home health. I recently took on a home health nurse position full-time because I am in desperate need of work. But is not as fulfilling as I would like for it to be. Im doing a lot of traveling even in inclement weather. And I'm not sure if this would hinder my chances of getting into a hospital even more. I would like to be in a continuous learning environment and I would like exposure to more clinical nursing responsibilities. Im starting to wonder if nursing is the right career for me.
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    Is it normal to feel this way?

    Im sorry I was so caught up in my rant and yes I am discouraged. Especially considering how many nurses want to get out of the hospital and I am begging to get in. I also hate to have to start over, I loved the my job at the rehabilitation hospital it was 12 hours which is much more convenient for me considering I have a soon to be kindergartner. But the facility is unable to maintain a normal census due to a delay in elective surgeries related to covid. With the home health position I work from the hours of 8 to 5pm. I don't know how I’ll manage working and having a child home all day for remote learning. But I guess work is better than no work at all. Thanks for the advice.
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    Taking on The Case Manager Role

    Hello All, Im starting a new job as a Full time nurse case manager for home health. I have a year experience in nurse working at a Subacute rehab hospital and per diem at a Longterm care facility. Unfortunately I had to make the decision to find other employment due to a low census as a result of covid at both jobs. I was cancelled on numerous occasions and in march for a month. I also have prenursing experience in home health. Please provide any advice or helpful tips good or bad. Im very nervous but also happy to know that the organization has a teaching hospital so I can expect to learn a lot. Also, eventually transfer into the hospital.
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    Paid minimum wage for quitting

    Nursing homes are not for everyone, and some facilities are better than others. My first nursing job was at a horrible run down facility I left after a month for various reasons but the most important thing was safety. AfterI landed a better job with great pay and nice staff. The new employer didn’t even ask about the other job. Take it on day at a time. The nursing world is small, next time leave on a good notice.
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    Single Mom on Nightshift? Tips? Advice?

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    Complaints of Complaining

    I have never heard of a facility policing like so. I would start looking for a new job.
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    Struggling to find the right job

    Hello everyone, I currently work two per diem jobs, and I have been for over a year since becoming a registered nurse. I applied to so many hospitals and always came up short, one reason was because I did not have my BSN. I applied to a major hospital cooperation in my area 1000xs of times. Now the company is facing backlash and the nurses are on strike. So I am not sure if it is a good idea to work for them. This past month I recently graduated from Chamberlain University woo hoo !! With my BSN but I am anxious to find the right job. I do not want to go from job to job but my current employers haven been short changing me with cancelations since covid due to a low census. I never realized how hard it would be to land a good job. Not to mention a lot of jobs in my area want to hire novice nurses as per diem employees. I am even more upset that my current employers haven’t offered me full-time hours. The rehab hospital that I work for hires all new grads a per diem nurses. Can anyone point me in the right directions for employment opportunities that take BSN prepared nurses? I do have children and really need the benefits. I have received offers for homecare but the positions are not benefited and I am afraid I’ll lose all my skills.
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    Wilmington University RN to BSN

    Has anyone attended Wilmington University RN to BSN program. If so how were the classes ? Is there a lot of papers ? Did you find the coursework to be hard or easy? Are the instructors reliable. I am in search for a RN to BSN program fully accredited preferably online. Please recommend a school if you had a great experience. Also share the not so good experiences.
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    For the past few weeks my shift at work have been canceled due to the recent pandemic. A few days ago I was asked to work but unfortunately turned it down because we have a entire unit of Covid-19 patients. Heres the thing I have a toddler with asthma. Who is currently experiencing difficulties with her asthma due to the weather changes. In the past she has been hospitalized for 4 times for rsv causing low 02 levels resulting in more than a weeks stay. While I would love to be on the frontline saving live I afraid to compromise my child. I dont have anywhere else to send her. Her pulmonologist told me to stay away from anyone suspected of having it. My job feels as though I'm being selfish because they say its what I signed up for. I honestly would work if I had support. What are your thoughts? p.s. several workers have tested positive. The facility is using contact/droplet precautions.
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    Sorry for not elaborating more on the current situation. My child has not been exposed. In fact, I have not been to work in three weeks due to them canceling my shifts for a low census. When the facility called I was so eager to get back to work only to find out that the unit is all covid & numerous employees and new patients have tested positive. My supervisor stated they had covid patients for over two weeks. The census is currently still low and now employees are not showing up to work or either getting sick. Hence, why are deciding to call me into work now. I also don’t think droplet precaution is enough when we are expected to use the same blue mask.
  16. Lovethenurse2b25

    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    Its my per diem job. They canceled my shifts for 3 weeks straight due to a low census. So I have not been exposed to anyone with Covid 19. The census is still low and now we are short staffed which I feel is kind of sketchy for them to call me after cancelling. Turns out employees have been testing positive.
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    No I could not live with it. I love being a nurse and helping others. But at some point in time I think we have to be nurses to our families and protect them.
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    I turned down extra shifts not scheduled shifts. My facility is short staff and pressuring everyone to work more hours. Unfortunately at this current time I'm afraid of doing so. I'm sorry if my concern angers you.
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    It was extra shifts not scheduled.
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    How do you juggle nursing and family ?

    When I decided to become a nurse I knew it was a promising career that would provide lucrative income for me and my child. As a single mother I find that many of the jobs I have come across are not equipped for nurses with minimal or no support. What hours or jobs would you recommend that allows time for children to be dropped off to and from school. 7-3 and 7-7 does not work and unfortunately the support I do have threatens to not help me in terms of dropping my preschooler off to school or picking them.
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    New Grad Jobs in New Jersey

    Hello Everyone, What jobs hire new grads in New Jersey ? I feel as if the state of New Jersey is limited to job opportunities for new grads. I have applied to all the nurse residency programs in my area. So far no luck with landing a job. Also share any jobs that are willing to train a new nurse i have been working as a nurse for 9 months. I have two PRN jobs but im looking for something full time.
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    New Grad Jobs in New Jersey

    Chamberlain RN to BSN program. I hope so. Who knew being a RN would be so limited if you don't work for a hospital.
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    New Grad Jobs in New Jersey

    Central new jersey by the jersey shore
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    Investing for Nurses?

    What do you think about investing for nursing? I work at a hospital that currently has stock for $69 a share. I was wondering if anyone else invested in a healthcare business that could provide me with insight ? I am trying to learn as much as i can about investing.
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    RN Dialysis training - Davita vs Fresenius

    Thats great. Its rare that a i hear about a nurse liking dialysis.

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