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crystalpan

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crystalpan has 2 years experience and specializes in new grad.

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  1. crystalpan

    What else can I do? Help please

    Thank you all for your replies. I do know that there are not that many options available for my limited experience. I am just thinking what non-bedside nursing jobs I can do and I am willing to go back to school for it. Thank you all for your time.
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    What else can I do? Help please

    Hi, How many years of experience does it require? thank you.
  3. crystalpan

    What else can I do? Help please

    Hi all the nurses out there, I am about to hit a 1-year mark on a very busy med/surgical floor, which I am tired about being a bedside nurse (floated frequently since 2-3 months on my own including 2 months of taking care of COVID patients). Hospitals worry about too much patient satisfaction (I get it), often times, we do not have staffing on the floor for night (1 CNA for the entire floor which we have to help out a lot of things), and that make me unable to like what I do. Right now, seeing more people are leaving, that makes me think what else can I do especially with combination of IT. All I know so far is nursing informatics, but anything else? Appreciate all your input and thank you all nurses!
  4. crystalpan

    is 1 year enough to get a new job?

    Hi everyone, I am wondering when is the "good amount" of time for you to leave your current job and work for another hospital? The current one I am working for is too far and would like to look for something closer (paying for 2 places and driving back and forth every week is exhausted). Thank you everyone for your input. 😄
  5. crystalpan

    Late entry

    Hi all nurses and future nurses, I am a new nurse on the floor for about a month on my own. I had a patient who I was told that he used walker to ambulated, but later I realized he was too weak to walk (bedbound most likely). But I forgot to change my admission assessment on him. That happened last week, and my first shift for this week is 5 days after my previous shift. So I changed my assessment, and it showed when I first documented and when I edited (5days later). Am I in trouble ? New nurse freaking out now. (Probable should buy malpractice insurance). Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!
  6. Got 2 calls by now about two former patients (not covid r/o, or positive for coivd) got confirmed later. I have been having non-productive coughing, running nose, feeling fatigue. Yet, occasional health told me that I am at low-risk, and can continue working until I have a fever. Are our lives not worth to be taken care as well
  7. crystalpan

    Debating between two jobs

    Hi and thank you again. The recruiter said they strike for 5 pts but I think they "might be" working on that still? I was told that the unit is fast-paced and always packed. So I am sure that there will not be days to have 4 pts.
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    Debating between two jobs

    Hi, I think i forgot to mention this in my reply. They called me last week and it went to voicemail since I was driving. The recruiter was saying they are very interested to offer me the full time position. Is there a difference between "interested to offer" and an "actual offer"? Thank you a lot!!!! Hi, I think i forgot to mention this in my reply. They called me last week and it went to voicemail since I was driving. The recruiter was saying they are very interested to offer me the full time position. Is there a difference between "interested to offer" and an "actual offer"? Thank you a lot!!!!
  9. crystalpan

    Debating between two jobs

    Thank you all for your wonderful inputs. Here are a bit more information. -The distance for #1 would be about 120 miles for a day. -#2 has $7/hr than #1, and I believe #2 has a better benefits and it has other programs for employees to increase their pay (according to recruiter) -#1 community hospital (pts are more stable). #2 trauma center (more complex patients) -#1 I asked this question during interview, and the manager said the ratio wound be between 5-6 per RN. Overall: is 6 tele patients doable? thats my biggest concern and i have been told that here in my state right now 1:6 is pretty common??? no pt ratio.
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    Debating between two jobs

    That sounds a lot, and I have been searching online if 6 is doable. Many people are saying it wont give you 6 right away but maybe they will start with 1->2-----6 eventually by the end of 14 weeks of training. but still!!!
  11. crystalpan

    Debating between two jobs

    Thank you for the detailed input. I am looking for suggestions from everyone especially those who are nurses. Maybe they have insights that I have never thought of. Everything about #2 is good but just the thing I have 6 patients and they are high acuity and very busy floor. I dont mind to be tired but as a new grad, I just not sure about if I can handle such high acuity patients.
  12. crystalpan

    Debating between two jobs

    Thank you for your time. #1 is 61 miles one way so about 122 miles round trip from my place to the hospital. The work schedule is like two 12 hours shifts (Mon-Tuesday) and 2 eight hours (Thursday-friday), no weekends and holidays. Since we just move to a state it snows, not sure about driving on snowy days.
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    Debating between two jobs

    Thanks for your inputs. Actually, the pay from hospital 2 is couple dollars/hr more than the first one and the #1 is a community hospital and #2 is a trauma center. I came from CA where tele patients is 1:4 during my preceptorship, but 1:6 is something I am not used to and afraid that I would not make it on top of being a new grad.
  14. crystalpan

    Debating between two jobs

    Hi all nurses out there. :D, My situation is that now I am debating between 2 jobs. I am a new grad just moved to a new state, so I dont know a lot about the hospitals here but I am very fortunate to have two offers. Hospital 1: I accepted the job offer (new grad residency program-12wks) around the 11 of October, and finished my physical, reference and background check. I was getting ready for this job that starts on middle of November. There will be 8 total new RN in the same cohort, so we could get support. The bad thing is that the place is 60 miles one way from my place (will need to relocate again by myself first). I truly appreciate the opportunity they offered!!!! Hospital 2: got a call today. A Tele position and patient ratio is 1:6. I also get 14 weeks of training. As a new grad, getting 6 tele patient is scared and I dont know if I will be ready by then in 14 weeks of training. The good thing is that it is about 10 miles from my place so I wont be moving again by myself. A bit about myself: both my BF and I relocated from another state. If I pick 1, I will be moving by myself first since our lease is until 08/2020. If I pick 2, we can save money on rent/food. Any input will be more than greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!