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    New Grad Program - Not Licensed in Time

    Hi! My first job was a similar scenario but in the East Coast. I thought I’d share my experience since you had no replies. My license took almost 3 months to get done by endorsement. (Thanks, Jersey! ) Anywho, I kept the Director of Nursing up to date with my status and my start date was just pushed back. With my current job, same thing. I’m getting my license endorsed by another neighboring state and they wanted me to start sooner but my license has t come in yet so they just pushed me into the next group of new hires for next month. I would think as long as you are honest and didn’t lie and say you already had it, they’d just push your start date further. I can’t imagine you’d be blackballed because your license isn’t done yet. If you haven’t tested for boards yet, you may lose the job, but again, not be blackballed. I know of nurses in both situations- ones that failed the boards and lost the job and ones that were able to keep the job and retest and ultimately start at the job later. Just be honest and keep them up to date with the status and it should work out. Good luck!
  2. I have the opportunity to go to the OR or to the ER at a pediatric hospital. I have no hospital experience as an RN but do have pediatric experience. I feel I could excel at both specialties with time but I’m scared to make the wrong choice. If I go into one, I may not be able to transfer later to the other if I change my mind because they are so incredibly different and the skills don’t really line up. I know this forum may be biased because it’s your specialty but I want advice from those in one of the two fields. About me: I have a strong personality but am always told I’m very sweet. I’m very A.D.D. and super committed to my work. Help! I must decide very soon. What should I do?
  3. I have the opportunity to go to the ER or to the OR at a pediatric hospital. I have no hospital experience as an RN but do have pediatric experience. I feel I could excel at both specialties with time but I’m scared to make the wrong choice. If I go into one, I may not be able to transfer later to the other if I change my mind because they are so incredibly different and the skills don’t really line up. I know this forum may be biased because it’s your specialty but I want advice from those in one of the two fields. About me: I have a strong personality but am always told I’m very sweet. I’m very A.D.D. and super committed to my work. Help! I must decide very soon. What should I do?
  4. Fellow nurses, I need some advice. I couldn't find any posts of nurses being between two offers at the same hospital and being in my circumstances. I just landed an ER job at the hospital of my dreams. I was holding out for my dream job in the OR at the same hospital but hadn't heard from them. I had one offer (ER) and I couldn't afford to risk losing it so I accepted. That same day (hours later) the OR reached out to interview. I have a very good shot of getting the OR job because I have the training for it as entry level (am taking Periop 101 right now) and I have people in the OR department vouching for me. (I've been told I basically already have the job) However, the ER management that I met are amazing and seem to be great people to work for and of course, the ER experience would be excellent for me. This would be my first hospital job with 2 years of SNF experience as an RN. I don't start for another six weeks so its still early on. This all happened 24 hour ago. I didn't mention the hours for either position because I didn't want replies to get side tracked and they aren't relevant to my decision because I'd be willing to work both schedules. So my dilemma is .. I don't know what to do? If I take back my acceptance for the ER, I'm burning a bridge within the same hospital, and if I tell the OR that I can't interview for them because I accepted the ER job because I hadn't heard from them, I'm scared I will lose the momentum that landed me in this position in the first place. I've considered talking to HR about it, the OR manager, or keeping the ER job and maybe trying to transfer to the OR in the future. I just have all this guilt because I really loved the ER management and staff. The OR staff I met were equally amazing but I feel bad because the ER actually offered me a position and I don't want to screw them over. What do I do? I accepted the ER and now the OR is wanting to interview and I really think I'll get an offer if I interview with them. All at the same hospital.
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    LPN to RN, thinking of dropping out :(

    Wow guys, that was really encouraging. :) I really needed to hear that. I've been so stressed out but you're all right. I can do it, and if I fail something, I can take it again. Its not the end of the world and my future employers wont know how I did on my tests or my grades at all. You all really made me feel so much better... Thank you to everyone who posted something and anyone who adds.. I CAN DO THIS! I WILL!
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    LPN to RN, thinking of dropping out :(

    Im an LPN and I am back in school working on my RN. I'm thinking of dropping out because I am struggling so much. I'm taking A&P for the 3rd time, (1st time in High school 5 years ago and second time in LPN school 2 yrs ago) and I am struggling so much. I feel like I'm trying so hard to study and I'm failing miserably. I studied for my first exam, and got a C. I studied even harder for my next exam and got a D! I'm also taking a clinical math and struggling with that too. I got an F on my first exam and I studied a lot for that too. I just feel so incredibly overwhelmed and although I knew it would not be easy, I feel like this is so hard that I'm going to fail out anyway. I'm so stressed and freaking out that I cant even look at my A&P notes without feeling a cloud of stress in my chest. I guess its anxiety. I'm really freaking out and its brought me to tears because I want it so bad but I feel like I'm not smart enough. All my other classmates seem to be doing fine while Im struggling so much to get my C,D and Fs. I don't know what to do. I am getting tutored and talk to my teachers but all they said was basically Relax and Study more... I just dont know what to do
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    Lets get a current salary thread going for 09/10

    LPN for a year but starting rate at my LTC facility was $18 for all shifts with shift differentials of a dollar or two. I work 3-11 and make $20.50 with full benefits and work every other weekend
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