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    Should I leave the ICU? New grad

    I am a new grad nurse in a large 40 bed cardiac ICU with only 5 months of experience and have been on my own for a month now. I will cut to the chase... I am not sure that ICU is for me. I get extreme anxiety going into work and worry non-stop. My anxiety is so bad that I feel I am on the verge of tears my whole shift because I'm worried something bad will happen or that I will make a mistake. I have been reassured many times that I am doing a good job, but that doesn't help the stress I feel. I find myself in tears crying when I am not at work worrying about my next shift. I sleep horribly and wake up multiple times throughout the day (I work Night shifts) dreaming about work/patients/making mistakes/machine alarms. Everyone I have talked to says it will get better, but all I can think about is how fast I can get out- but I don't want to be labelled as a "quitter" if I do leave. I realize that my high-stress personality may not be a good mesh for such a high-stress environment, but aren't all areas of nursing extremely stressful? I was thinking about trying to switch to an oncology floor, but then again I am worried that I won't be able to handle 5-7 patient load on the floor. I would like to eventually end up in an outpatient setting, but I want my 1 year acute care experience & most places require 1 year acute care experience as well. All I know is that I can't continue to feel this way for much longer because the stress is wearing me down immensely. I know many new grads would love to start out in the ICU, so I don't want to sound ungrateful in any way. Thank you in advance to anyone who has any advice...
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    New grad bedside nursing disappointment

    I, too, am in the exact same boat. Constantly asking myself every day if I can do this, if I'm smart enough, and worst of all if I even LIKE this. I worked so hard to get into the ICU as a new grad and now, 2 months into orientation, I'm ashamed that it might not be for me. Even considering transferring to a tele unit. I hope cath lab works out for you! Best of luck, but know you are not alone.
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    Application approved but no ATT

    Hi everyone, I have applied for my RN license through the California BON as well as created an account and paid for NCLEX registration through Pearson Vue. Yesterday (June 5) my application was approved through the CA-BON, yet I did not receive an ATT email. I know it has only been about a day, but I know many people get their ATT email right away after the BON approves them. Should I call the BON or Pearson Vue? Or give it another day...? Thank you so much!!
  4. Thank you for starting this thread... I'm anxiously awaiting to hear back!!
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    Mayo Clinic AZ new grad rn residency 2018

    Hi, I as well have not heard anything unfortunately... it seems like a long time to wait and not hear anything back so I have not gotten my hopes up
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    UCSF New Graduate RN Residency Program 2018

    New Grad applications are up on the UCSF career site NOW!!! Good luck to everyone applying, there are quite a few positions posted :)
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    Baptist Hospital Versant Program 2016

    I know I am about two years late to this post but I haven't been able to find another post about Baptists South Florida Versant residency program.. I can't find anywhere on their website about how to apply to the residency program. Anyone out there know how/where to apply? Thank you!
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    2018 Mayo Clinic Nurse Residency- July 2 Cohort

    Hi everyone! How long after you applied to Mayo did you receive a call from them to interview? I have applied to 4 positions so far (Feb. 24th, Feb. 27th. March 2, and March 5th) and have not heard anything.. I have read that some people hear back within just a few days.
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    Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurse Residency Program 2018

    Hi! I got an email this morning offering me an interview with JHH, but I have to pick 3 weeks that work best with my schedule to fly out and interview. I am applying from Hawaii, so this would be a huge move. I could also benefit from anyone else's experience or tips! Also, I graduate with my BSN in May 2018.