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  1. NurseLAE

    Time to move on?

    Yes, it is ok to leave . Always do what is best for you .
  2. NurseLAE

    new grad nurse update

    hello all last year i posted how i was starting on a med surg unit as a new grad. it is now 11 months later and i took everyone's advice to stick it out. my year will be up in august and my new grad residency program will be over in September ( which i did not want to do & was not mentioned in my interview lol). Anyway this year was full of trials and tribulations, but nonetheless it was great experience. In april my med surg unit closed so i attempted to transfer to a women's health unit within the hospital. It took 2 months for the women's health manager to tell me no. As some of you have said before its possible for an internal transfer to be blocked ( which is what most likely happened ). I was trying to stay positive and hopeful. the unit that I'm on now is ok but the nurses are very territorial and many are not friendly. i notice that i get the first admit all the time depending on what seasoned nursing i work with. I notice that i will get two or more busy patients while everybody else is sitting down watching tv shows on their phones lol. All days are not bad and all days are not good. Im also pregnant Yippie!!! I still make sure i do my job and get things done. Sometimes i find myself doing to much because people don"t want to help out and i get tired of waiting. At times i do get stressed out but i know that i have to stay calm and centered for the sake of my body & baby. The hospital has a huge nursing shortage going on. They over work us and give us pizza to make up for it lol. I know that it is getting closer for my time to get out of there. I said all this to say if any of you have advise on trying to stay positive and stress free, i would love the advise or any stories of your own. thank you :)
  3. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    HA HA HA .. definitely not worked up. Just taking it as it is . Any experience, like I asked in the post ??
  4. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    I never said nights are easier. I started on nights. There is good and bad! I already know that !
  5. NurseLAE

    New Grad Nurse! Help!!

    i know how you feel. i just started in med surg because i couldn't land a job in postpartum or L&D. i believe med surg will give me the experience i need to move on! im hoping the time flies by and my preceptor continues to be a great help !! we can do this !!
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    New grad on med surg unit

    I started on night ma and I know that they are not easy. Some nights are ok and some nights are not. I will get to train on days as well. Both have pros and cons! I'm well aware of that !!
  7. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    Yes we will get through this !!!
  8. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    Yes I have 1 grandparent and she is the reason I want to go into OB/GYN nursing along with other things. I don't have anything against the geriatric population ! I just thought I would see different age groups. Like I said before I'm there to learn learn learn with a smile on my face !!! I will take it one day at a time. I believe it's ok not to care for med surg, but I go on that unit and do what I have to do for the time being !!
  9. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    I'm very aware that it's possible, even though she said we want people to be where they want to be. I'm new not stupid, I know people are going to do what is best for them and I will do the same for myself ! Get my experience and move on.
  10. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    Also, I don't believe all med surg units are a dumping ground (bad choice of words). The unit that I happen to work on is like that. My first night working the nurses were talking pretty bad about the unit and I was so shocked to hear so many grumpy negative nurses, who supposedly hate their job. They were asking me questions like, why would you come to this unit etc... I told them I'm here to gain experience! They made me feel really uncomfortable . So negative and unprofessional!
  11. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    Thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I will continue to do my best, learn, and stay positive. I just take it one day at a time. Having a good preceptor is a plus . Having PCTs that don't always do their work, which I don't mind helping out at times is a negative thing on this unit. Again , thank you !
  12. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

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  13. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

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  14. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    Thank you 😊
  15. NurseLAE

    New grad on med surg unit

    hello all! im a new grad nurse working on a med surg unit. med surg was not my first pick, but they hired me. i was told by many people that i should get a year of med surg experience before becoming an OB nurse (dream job/field). im striving to work med surg at least 6-12mo. i have been working for two weeks. so far im learning alot but i can see med surg is not for me. this unit is like a dumping ground and most of the patients are geriatric. you have your good nurses and your not so good nurses. my preceptor is a really good nurse and med surg is truly her thing. i admire that so much, i hope to thrive that way in OB nursing. i was told that we can transfer after working 6mo, which has been on my mind. the unit manager is aware of my future goals but i feel bad that i really dont like med surg. i will do my best to stick it out and learn as much as i can , but i do see that med surg is not my thing. i do believe working the night shift will help me get through on most days. i also know the first year of nursing is not easy! how did some of you deal with your first year as a new nurse on a unit you didn't care for???
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