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    Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn

    Hi All! I would like any honest feedback regarding what it's like working at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Staffing/morale/patient ratios, etc. Particularly in their Emergency Department if possible. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn

    Hi All! I would like any honest feedback regarding what it's like working at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Staffing/morale/patient ratios, etc. Particularly in their Emergency Department if possible. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Leaving before 1 year? Don't know what to do..

    Apparently all the floors are this bad, and the ER is even worse. The ICUs are even short-staffed. Management is complacent and does not help, they always claim they are "hiring more nurses" but even when they do, those new nurses simply replace the ones who leave due to burn out and frustration and find opportunities at better places. I will definitely try to hang in there until 1 year unless I get a call from another hospital gig.
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    Leaving before 1 year? Don't know what to do..

    Thank you for your input- I cannot transfer internally until 1 year (believe me, I have checked). Nice Daria avatar by the way.
  5. Hi All, I have been working on a telemetry unit in a public hospital in NYC and this month makes 6 months experience for me as a new RN (I was an LPN prior to this but it was in a clinic setting). I am so stressed out and burned out already due to short staffing and caring for 10-12 patients per night (many of which are severely ill and should be in a stepdown or even ICU). I am learning by sheer force. I know that nursing does not have to be as bad as this, but in a way I just want to run and do home care or something that still in the nursing field but is not as stressful as this. I have trying to get in with private hospitals but they want me to call back at 1 year of experience(6 more months from now). A friend recently told about her experience as a UAS assessment RN and enjoys it. I am wondering several things- 1) Is leaving a hospital job prior to 1 year of experience going to bite me in the a## later? 2) If I leave for a less demanding/stressful position (UAS, dialysis clinic, or home care gig or something like that), I am concerned that this will make it very difficult for me to return to the hospital setting later (ideally I want to do ICU or ER)? NOTE: Further complicating matters is that I am finishing my RN to BSN program online and am less marketable due to this. I feel kind of stuck in my current position until I finish it, or get a year of experience. I just don't really know what to do here. I almost want to plow thru my BSN course work just to be more marketable but this will add even more craziness to my schedule of working 12 hour night shifts and already being a student at the same time. I could just tough it out for another 6 months... but a large part of me would rather just take another job ASAP. Perhaps I am being too impatient? I know there are many posts about things like this. I know that adjusting to an RN career is difficult. But I know it is not this bad in other places. I guess if anyone has advice or words of encouragement, this can help. Much appreciated. Even if it is just to politely say this is "how it goes".
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    Some advice on "Orientation"

    Thank you for your feedback, I'll do my best to keep plugging along.
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    Some advice on "Orientation"

    Hi All- I am a new grad RN who accepted a position at a large hospital. When I interviewed, they really played up how well they were going to train me (14 weeks total) and outlined how it would go. However, I am now in Week 6 of my "training" and have barely been shown how to do anything, have had to figure out everything on my own, and when I ask questions, people are not very helpful. No one is supervising me at all, and the "Clinical instructors" are too busy to spend much time with me. No one is even reviewing my EMR notes or anything. I have not gotten any feedback on my performance at all (and frankly no one would even know it seems). I am taking care of 3 "easy" patients at a time at this point, and each week it is supposed to progress by 1 additional patient until I reach 6 patients. Then I will begin a new phase of "training" on the floor they actually hired me for- At this point I feel like it's going to be another situation where I am winging it. I try very hard to ask questions and to advocate for myself, but this gets very exhausting on top of learning the EMR, etc, and I can't yet do anything fast as I am a new RN without the advanced time management skills. I am concerned that I will drown when this "orientation" is over and I have to care for at least 7 complicated patients with even less support. My question is... Is this normal in a hospital setting? Is training usually this bad? Because this is really crazy. I have been bringing this to the attention of the those in charge of training new hires, but they say they cannot help me due to short staffing. I will try to keep advocating for myself and perhaps bring this to a higher level of management if need be, but I just wanted to see what insight other nurses may have. I know it is hard for new nurses but the lack of training and supervision is surprising to me.
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    Kings County Pay Question

    Thank you!
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    Kings County Pay Question

    Hi Everyone! I had some questions about the pay rates at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I know the Hire-in rate, but does anyone have insight about night differentials, prior experience pay, etc.? I am having a hard time finding concrete info on this. Feel free to send me a private message - thank you!
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    Kings County Hospital Hiring Question

    Sorry that was a typo- I meant to say that they did NOT offer a timeline, they just told me that I would be hearing from the HR department.
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    Kings County Hospital Hiring Question

    Hi! Forgive me if this is supposed to be posted elsewhere but I wanted to ask if anyone here works at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I interviewed there and it went very well, and they said the next step is that HR would reach out to me. How long should that take? More than a week? I'm just hoping to get a verbal answer soon. The nurse recruiter that I interviewed with said that the hiring process can take time but did mention a timeline about when I should hear back from HR. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
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    First semester at CUNY SPS

    Hi! I am registering for classes for my first semester at CUNY SPS' RN to BSN online program, and they suggest taking only 2 classes the first semester. I just wanted to reach out and see if anyone here has any experience with the difficulty level of CUNY SPS and of its doable to take 3 classes instead of 2 if working full time. Any advice or info is much appreciated- thanks!
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    How NP programs view WGU?

    Hi! Forgive me if this has been mentioned before- I am interested in the online RN to BSN program at WGU, but have concerns about the future- if, someday, I decide to pursue being an NP, will thise programs "look down" upon an online degree from WGU? I'm an LPN who is graduating with my RN next month and am looking into online RN to BSN programs. I live in NYC and am wondering if anyone has insight into this- Also, someday if I move to Texas or California, will I run into problems being hired due to accreditation issues? Or if I decide to become an NP down the road, do NP programs accept WGU? Please let me know if anyone has any insight into employer/NP program attitudes regarding this. Feel free to bump this to the appropriate place if need be, I am new to this site. Thank you!
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