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    Have any Nurse Residents had to ask for letters of rec?

    It’s not the best look to already be outwardly planning your leave when the unit just spent quite a bit of time and money training you. However, life happens, and a good manager in a healthy work environment should not make this “career suicide” for you. How comfortable the manager will be giving you a recommendation is something personal to the manager. At the end of the day the worst they can really say is no. When I first graduated, I was just as go-go-go as you. I really just wanted to go straight through to graduate school. But I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t know your situation but grad schools will always be there. I recommend you take some time as a nurse to really learn how to be a nurse. At the very least a year before you think next steps. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it will make a difference. It will help affirm your decision to go to grad school, make applying (and getting in!) easier, and, whether or not it’s fair, also make you more competitive in the job market/respected in the field. Your first year as a nurse changes and challenges you in many ways.
  2. There are many threads on this topic but I recognize they may be old. AWHONN has a nice perinatal textbook the new grads use on my unit that isn’t too expensive. You can always reference whatever OB textbook you used in nursing school. Your practice should also be informed and guided by your facility’s policies. You will be taught how and what to teach people before discharge - don’t worry too much about that. My organization has a folder and booklet we give to families and we go through that with them. Best of luck!
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    Grad Classes During Orientation?

    I'm sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough. I was just wondering if it was possible to have some flexibility during orientations or if that isn't common. I haven't accepted a job, just going to be on the hunt soon and was curious. Thanks for the advice!
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    Grad Classes During Orientation?

    I am planning on attending grad school part time while also starting a new job. Would I be able to request a certain day of the week off in order to go to school (my class has a regular meeting time), or would I have to wait until after orientation to have any say in my schedule????