Bearcat-RN

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  1. Sick Days?

    Of course you should really try to not call in. If you're sick, you're sick. What can you do. However, you even said yourself that you could have sucked it up a couple of those times and gone in. Even if your manager doesn't say something, think abou...
  2. Words of Guidance to New Nurse

    I'm only about 6 months into my nursing career, so not a veteran by any means, but I was in your shoes a short while ago so I thought I would chime in. It sounds like you're starting out on a challenging floor. The most important piece of advice I ca...
  3. I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    Is this a joke? The only thing "jinxing" you is your lack of work ethic. Not saying that you deserved the s*** show at the nursing home or the creepy preceptor at the psych facility, but leaving after the first day because you have to orient on days?...
  4. How to Explain Why I Quit my Last Job

    I agree with the above posters who say you should keep your answer short and sweet. However, if the interviewer keeps pushing and absolutely NEEDS more info, be very careful with how you explain the situation. I would still stay as general as possibl...
  5. new to this

    I would say if you have to question whether or not it is appropriate to post, it most likely isn't. The biggest suggestion I have is do not mention your employer/hospital by name. You'd be surprised how big, yet small this site is.
  6. What city do you work in and how much do you get paid hourly?

    Cincinnati metro area, new grad: -$24.71/hr base pay -$4/hr night differential The system I work for has the lowest starting pay in the area, but some of the best benefits
  7. I quit during orientation.

    I just recently finished my new grad orientation, so I feel as though I can relate to a lot of what you are talking about. That being said, It seems like most of the issues you pointed out were your own perceptions, not necessarily problems brought ...
  8. Hospital New Grad Orientation. I feel like quitting nursing.

    This is great advice. Im a new grad in a medical ICU. I was lucky enough to get a 6 month orientation, and just recently finished orientation and am officially on my own. Writing out the hours and what you have to do during each helps a ton. It makes...
  9. I hope he is okay.

    I was at a bar, looked over and saw a group of people standing around an unresponsive man. Did CPR for about 5 minutes until EMS arrived. The bar gave me and my friends a free tab for the night 😉
  10. New RN, how to save face

    When I read this to begin, I was expecting so much worse. Like others have said, I'm sure you are thinking about this way more than anyone else 👍
  11. I want to quit during SICU orientation

    If you need more time, don't hesitate to ask for it. Switching specialties is a major adjustment, and just because you have previous experience doesn't mean you should be short-changed with orientation.
  12. Giving Tylenol to patient with elevated alt/ast

    Not a med error. Could you have called the doc or pharmacy to get something else ordered? Yeah, but you gave the med as ordered, so nothing to report.
  13. Anxious About Clinicals

    I have been a nurse for about 6 months now, but still remember the stress that came with clinical. I didn't always have the greatest attitude towards clinical. I always felt like us students were in the way and a burden upon the nurse to which we wer...
  14. Student Loans and Debt

    I definitely agree with whoever suggested PA school. If becoming a practitioner is your end goal, that may be a more direct/cost efficient route (although PA school is definitely not cheap). But I would definitely not suggest taking out 175,000 in lo...
  15. Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    Nursing is a tough profession, and you need to have tough skin. If your instructor truly was giving you a hard time and singled you out, then that is simply not okay. However, it has happened, and now it is up to you to decide how you respond. You ha...