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NewGradEDRN BSN, RN

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  1. NewGradEDRN

    New grad ED woes.. advice appreciated

    The more I have thought about it, the more I want nothing more to be out. I’m submitting some applications today to another hospital. How do I navigate the awkward question of why I’m leaving after only 4 months and how I’ve never even been off orientation 😣
  2. NewGradEDRN

    New grad ED woes.. advice appreciated

    I have only 3 weeks left now, and that’s why it felt even more like a punishment because they basically said if I don’t improve in the next 3 weeks then I would be asked to transfer elsewhere. I honestly should have spoke up about acuity before.. they had me sweeping the floors.. literally.. and I finally said something. They did not paise me on a single aspect, and I know I do have positive ones. They didn’t even give me concrete examples of how to improve when I asked, so I left even more confused and my confidence in the trash.
  3. NewGradEDRN

    New grad ED woes.. advice appreciated

    Thank you all for your responses. I was just deeply upset that they were so critical of me during this meeting but did not offer any positive feedback. I asked for some specific examples of how to improve and they couldn’t offer me any. I felt as though the offer to get placed in another area was more of a threat than a helping hand offer... which is even more upsetting. I feel like 6 (mostly unstable) patients as a new grad is a lot as well in an ED.
  4. NewGradEDRN

    New grad ED woes.. advice appreciated

    Hello all! I graduated this year and landed my dream job in an ED. I have not had previous ED experience, but was lucky enough to be hired. I was offered two positions in EDs, and took the one for less money, hoping I would be more comfortable there. Unfortunately my orientation has gone nothing short of unwell. I am currently on my 3rd month of 4 total. I have not felt welcomed at all. I have had multiple different preceptors (like 5+) and was put in assignments that did not have any acuity. I finally spoke up and got a lot of acuity and the whole assignment given to me at once. (1:6 ratio here) I was obviously a bit overwhelmed with the drastic change. They ended up telling me 2 weeks ago that they did not know if it was a good fit for me because of time management. I don’t leave things for the next shift and always keep safety as my #1. I have honestly been so discouraged that I’m unsure if I even want to stay in the ED. If things don’t improve they will help me find another position in the hospital. I’m tempted to start applying elsewhere and start fresh.. worried though because I’ve only been here for a short amount of time and that they will know if I need references checked. The job offer I turned down said I could always have a job if I was unhappy with where I chose. I also feel discouraged from even applying to other ED, as I feel like I’m not cut out for it anymore. Thank you all for your time
  5. NewGradEDRN

    New Grad ED woes.. advice appreciated!

    Hello all! I graduated this year and landed my dream job in an ED. I have not had previous ED experience, but was lucky enough to be hired. I was offered two positions in EDs, and took one the one for less money, hoping I would be more comfortable there. Unfortunately my orientation has gone nothing short of unwell. I am currently on my 3rd month of 4 total. I have not felt welcomed at all. I have had multiple different preceptors (like 5+) and was put in assignments that did not have any acuity. I finally spoke up and got a lot of acuity and the whole assignment given to me at once. (1:6 ratio here) I was obviously a bit overwhelmed with the drastic change. They ended up telling me 2 weeks ago that they did not know if it was a good fit for me because of time management. I don’t leave things for the next shift and always keep safety as my #1. I have honestly been so discouraged that I’m unsure if I even want to stay in the ED. They left if that if things don’t improve they will help me find another position in the hospital. I’m tempted to start applying elsewhere and start fresh.. worried thought because I’ve only been here for a short amount of time and that they will know if I need references checked. The job offer I turned down said I could always have a job if I was unhappy with where I chose. I also feel discouraged from even applying to other ED, as I feel like I’m not cut out for it anymore. thank you all for your time