hi everyone! i am a relatively new nurse, got my RN in ontario in oct '03 and have sort of been bumping around trying to find a spot for myself since then. sars really slowed down my progress because of the hiring freeze, but am now in a position where i can really look seriously...i have put a bit of a resume together between casual work and agency.
so my question is, where do people think is a good place to go as a new RN? i'm a hard worker, but i don't do very well with politics in the workplace. i've discovered about myself that i cope well with moderate caseloads (even heavy when needed) and can organize myself well to get the job done, but so far i've struggled when i'm placed in the charge nurse position. i'm more of a team player, than a team leader and really prefer it that way.
so in a nutshell, i'm looking for the type of hospital where i do floor nursing on a med/surg type unit, preferably where i don't have to direct or co-work with RPN's...no offense (i originally just wanted to be an rpn) but at my current job that i work better with rn's than rpns and the RPN's have done more competing with me than actual helping me out. i've noticed that RN's are sometimes pushed into rotating into charge nurse position or pt care managing while the rpn's do more bedside care. i actually really like working at the bedside and would like to just do that for now: meds, am/hs care, treatments, orders, etc for a caseload.
i would really appreciate any help at all if you know of hospitals that you've had good experience with or even specific floors/departments. i have a car and am willing to travel anywhere from whitby to oakville/brampton area and even as far north as york central; although for convenience would prefer something more central. open and private emails welcome.
thanx so much!