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    Overwhelmed in Preceptorship

    Hi everyone, I am very overwhelmed with my ICU preceptorship. I have had a few shifts on the floor so far, but today was my first day taking a patient and doing pretty much all the care/charting myself. I have been doing pediatric and obstetric clinicals for the past year so I am trying to be understanding with myself, but I am very overwhelmed. My nurse has been a nurse for 30 years and is the veteran on the floor; while she has a ton of knowledge, I feel stupid asking her simple questions that I feel like I should know the answer to, but have just been off the floor for so long that I don't remember how to do. I am also struggling with getting everything done while charting everything at the same time. What if I make a mistake or miss something important for my patient, like a lab draw or med administration, because I am so busy? My nurse expects me to be able to keep up with all that demand, but I am just feeling very overwhelmed and running around constantly. Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm currently working on the UC Davis new grad RN residency program application. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on getting my cover letter/resume to stand out and get past the ATI screening system? I know to include keywords, but I never know how many to use or how else to make it stand out. Any other tips would be appreciated, thanks in advance!
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    NorCal Kaiser New Grad Hiring

    Hi everyone, I just received my preceptorship placement and found out I am at a Kaiser hospital in the Sacramento area of Northern California. I am disappointed because I have heard that Northern California Kaiser hospitals do not hire new grads; I was wondering if anyone else has heard this? I'm trying to be upbeat and grateful that I even got a preceptorship as I know people last year did not because of Covid, but it's hard when my classmates are being placed in hospitals where they will at least make connections and have a chance of being hired post-graduation. I just need some uplifting advice as I'm pretty down right now. Thanks!
  4. Hi, I will be graduating in May 2021 and am starting my hunt for new grad RN programs in NorCal. I am struggling to navigate the websites of the various hospitals just to find out if they even have new grad programs. Does anyone have any advice? I am looking around Sacramento and the Bay Area. I know the big 4 in Sacramento are UC Davis, Sutter, Kaiser, and Dignity Health. I know Kaiser doesn't hire new grads and I found UCD's requirements, but does anyone have advice on how to find the dates for Sutter, Dignity, and the Bay Area hospitals? Or do I just have to spend hours scanning websites (LOL)? Thanks!