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    ICU Residency ; How I got let go.

    Where do I begin? I accepted a position at a trauma 1 center as a trauma/surgical ICU new grad. I failed miserably. I had a very difficult time adjusting to the fast pace environment. I had 4 preceptors in less than 4 months. I was task-oriented, anxious, sleep-deprived, and felt very incompetent. "Strong personalities" that is what my nurse educator would tell us about the staff on this floor. There were nurses who could see I was struggling and helped me tremendously. Then there were others who looked at me with such disappointment. I had meetings every week to discuss my progress (or lack thereof). Once a week; I sat in front of my preceptor, educator, and director of nursing; and they would point out what I was doing wrong, how unsafe I was to my patients, and I won't disagree, I was unsafe. I could tell I was going to be let go; I could feel it coming. The following week; I had yet another meeting. This time with an additional member; the director of nursing education or whatever. This meeting was to address whether I would be fired or transferred. This was my 6 day in a row I worked; thanks to my preceptor for not giving me the heads-up. I was exhausted both physically and emotionally. Anyway, back to the meeting, they were all talking and I was zoned out. I just wanted them to tell me; to never come back or that I could start a new position. I was tired of the critiques, I felt I really gave it my all, and it wasn't enough. I didn't meet their expectations; I get it. ICU is for the thick skin. The director looked at me straight in the eyes and asked me "Honey, you cannot handle two patients on this floor if we give you a position on a Med-Surg floor, what makes you think you could handle 4-5 patients?" " Don't you think maybe nursing isn't the career for you?" It took everything in me not to cry in front of them. Especially from being so exhausted. To be completely honest; this is probably the first time in my life that someone has said something that hit me to my core. A first-generation college student, the very first in my family to even graduate high school. Nursing is what I want to do and I have never regretted my decision in choosing this field. Then this 'director' who doesn't know anything about me, is questioning my career choice. I am not sure what her goal was; however, this failure has only taught me to keep working harder. I am a neuro ICU nurse and hope to land a trauma ICU job in the future. Please don't let anyone make you feel discouraged. Strive for the best, set high goals for yourself. Fail a hundred times if you have to and learn something every single time. Things have been better. -peace
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    Thank you! Not sure if they send them all out at once but good luck.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    She has replied. I have an offer so hopefully you guys hear something soon! Best of luck.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    She basically said they haven’t received approval to extend offers. She said no one has an offer yet.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    I have emailed her two times and gotten a response. I haven’t emailed her again because she relief a little spicy the second time. Lol you guys should if you haven’t but I’m trynna not be annoying. Her response was spicy *** lol
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    Still, have yet to receive a response.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    Have you received anything. I still have not.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    Omg no! So I emailed Kay even though I was really trying not to , and she said they haven’t extended offers and I should know by then end of the week (this was last week) so I emailed her Friday Aug 6 (the end of the week?) and she said the same thing again. It’s been two weeks and a few people I know haven’t gotten anything either.
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    Methodist Dallas October Residency

    They called me yesterday for ICU. Interviews are held next week.
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