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coffeenurse24 BSN, RN

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  1. Hi, I am a new nurse as of July 2020. Long story short, my first job as an RN did not work out. I was not supported by my bosses and they did not foster an environment where I could make mistakes and ask questions without being ridiculed. I have been working in the COVID vaccine clinic and was just told I will only have around a month left there, and I should start looking for new jobs. I am currently living/working in Boston, MA and would love to find a job on a postpartum unit here! My first position was on a pediatric med/surg unit so I do have some experience with newborn care! I have been looking at all the major hospitals and some smaller ones too. I think my long term goal would be to work in labor and delivery and maybe eventually become a midwife. I am hesitant to try to work on a Labor and Delivery floor that does not offer a nurse Residency program, as I don't want to drown and for it to be too fast paced for me. What are some L&D nurse residency programs worth apply to? I have been thinking of moving somewhere out west or maybe even south if I found a job worth leaving for! All suggestions welcome 🙂
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    struggling first year nurse help needed

    thank you all for your kind words and suggestions!!
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    struggling first year nurse help needed

    Hi everyone! If anyone has the time to read this, I would greatly appreciate it. I am new nurse and really struggling with my career and mental health regarding it. Quick about me: I graduated from college in May and started a new grad program in august working on a pediatric med/surg floor. After a going through the program and orientation and not getting much feedback, my bosses deemed that I was not where I needed to be to come off orientation and work on my own and told me I would not be successful working on the floor. They did not offer me feedback until it was essentially too late and did help me feel supported or help me learn from mistakes. I was put under such a microscope and it started making me extremely anxious and I started making silly mistakes. My hospital then transitioned me to work in the Covid vaccine/testing clinic, which is where I am currently working. Unfortunately, my bosses in the clinic are no more supportive. Within the first few weeks, I made a documentation error where I documented giving someone their vaccine under the wrong person- something I thought I would never do! The hospital put me on administrative leave to investigate the issue and made me feel like I am incapable of succeeding as nurse /incompetent to do a simple job such as administer vaccines. After doing their investigation, they found out that there has been many glitches in the system and that there had been many other mistakes made, none which were user error. I never received an apology from anyone nor did anyone even give me a full explanation as to what happened despite me asking to meet with them multiple times. I am still at the job but am very unhappy there. I want to quit and just start completely over, but I don't know where to go from here and am overwhelmed. I have made a list of things I am searching for in my next job... Any suggestions for my next steps? Things I like/what I am looking for in job ◦patient interaction: comforting others, being able too nurture and build relationships with my patients ◦Patient education ◦Active/hands on jobs (not sitting around all day) ◦Interprofessional collaboration/ teamwork ◦utilization of holistic and complimentary therapy ◦Not always feeling rushed: (ex: having time to look up a policy before doing a procedure) ◦***feeling supported by my coworkers and bosses*** ◦Good balance between variety and consistency ◦project initiatives ◦encouraging continuing education, “climbing the ladder” ◦Something where I can travel Dislikes: ◦Hostile working environment —> everyone being competitive with each other and not helping ◦Stationary work ◦Extensive documentation What I want to gain: ◦Confidence and experience! ◦Hone in on these skills: ◦Educating ◦Organization ◦Time management
  4. Hi everyone! If anyone has the time to read this, I would greatly appreciate it.  I am new nurse and really struggling with my career and mental health regarding it.

    Quick about me: I graduated from college in May and started a new grad program in august working on a pediatric med/surg floor. After a going through the program and orientation and not getting much feedback,  my bosses deemed that I was not where I needed to be to come off orientation and work on my own and told me I would not be successful working on the floor. They did not offer me feedback until it was essentially too late and did help me feel supported or help me learn from mistakes. I was put under such a microscope and it started making me extremely anxious and I started making silly mistakes. My hospital then transitioned me to work in the Covid vaccine/testing clinic, which is where I am currently working.

    Unfortunately, my bosses in the clinic are no more supportive. Within the first few weeks, I made a documentation error where I documented giving someone their vaccine under the wrong person- something I thought I would never do! The hospital put me on administrative leave to investigate the issue and made me feel like I am incapable of succeeding as nurse /incompetent to do a simple job such as administer vaccines. After doing their investigation, they found out that there has been many glitches in the system and that there had been many other mistakes made, none which were user error. I never received an apology from anyone nor did anyone even give me a full explanation as to what happened despite me asking to meet with them multiple times. 

    I am still at the job but am very unhappy there.  I want to quit and just start completely over, but I don't know where to go from here and am overwhelmed. 

    I have made a list of things I am searching for in my next job... Any suggestions for my next steps? 

    Things I like/what I am looking for in job

    ◦patient interaction: comforting others, being able too nurture and build relationships with my patients

    ◦Patient education

    ◦Active/hands on jobs (not sitting around all day)

    ◦Interprofessional collaboration/ teamwork

    ◦utilization of holistic and complimentary therapy

    ◦Not always feeling rushed: (ex: having time to look up a policy before doing a procedure)

    ◦***feeling supported by my coworkers and bosses***

    ◦Good balance between variety and consistency

    ◦project initiatives

    ◦encouraging continuing education, “climbing the ladder”

    ◦Something where I can travel

     

    Dislikes:

    ◦Hostile working environment —> everyone being competitive with each other and not helping

    ◦Stationary work

    ◦Extensive documentation

     

    What I want to gain:

    ◦Confidence and experience!

    ◦Hone in on these skills:

    ◦Educating

    ◦Organization

    ◦Time management