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  1. New Grad Resigned from 2 jobs within last 8 months

    My preceptor is one of my floors absolute best nurses. He has been on our unit for over ten years. My preceptor told me about how when he was done with his new grad orientation he was a disaster. He would shake like a leaf d/t anxiety, was always ...
  2. New Grad Resigned from 2 jobs within last 8 months

    I'm a new grad in an ICU setting and while its been stressful and tough I absolutely love it and have done fairly well with a ton of support and lots of training. So I disagree with posters that say new grads don't belong in ED or ICU's. You have t...
  3. Which unit would be better?

    Which unit seems like you'll get the most support from? Which unit has the nurse manager that you meshed well with? Was there a unit where the nurses seemed particularly happy and helpful? What is your gut telling you? With these type of decision...
  4. Tips for a NICU New Grad?

    I would love to get the report sheet as well. Do you mind emailing it to me? Thanks so much!
  5. HPU

    GO to UH Manoa!!!! It has some minor headaches as well but its a great school. I cannot stress this enough...GO TO UH Manoa!! Good luck and congratulations!
  6. New grad nurses- what did you do to get hired?

    Move!!!-that is my biggest and best suggestion. I moved from San Francisco to Idaho. Not my ideal spot at first but let me tell you I found an amazing job, in an amazing hospital, and I've never been happier. It was the best decision I ever made. ...
  7. Sad day for a want to be experienced RN =...(

    That is so heart-breaking. I had this happen to a girlfriend that got a job in an LA-area hospital so it can happen anywhere. About the legality of what they did-unfortunately with new grads because we are entering training/orienting positions its ...
  8. Indomethacin as IVH Prophylaxis???

    We had a 23 weeker on our unit and an MD prescribed two rounds of Indomethacin as a prophylais for IVH for this kiddo. I read the research that was done in 1988 and I wasn't completely convinced by the research article on the validity of Indocin as ...
  9. Hawaii RN jobs? Anyone from Hawaii?

    Its really really hard in Hawaii to get a job as a new grad. Its become a basically who do you know game. I suggest getting a home health RN job. I know Wilson Home Health is good for new grads. Then keep applying for jobs, RN and otherwise (CNA,...
  10. Anxiety at work...Feelings of panic attacks?

    I am 4 weeks in, starting on my 5th week of my first nursing job in an icu unit and I am definitely having problems with anxiety. I feel the acute responsibility I have to my patients, aware of the multitudes of areas I can mess up that has severe c...
  11. pick a state, any state

    I got an interview with a hospital in Colorado Springs fairly quickly so I would check out the hospitals in that area and apply, even when it says experience preferred. Also Texas definitely has availability. Just be sure that you adequately explai...
  12. "you're just not ready..."

    P.S. one really important thing I had to learn was don't take everything so personally. She is not attacking you personally. Don't get defensive. Think of it as a boot camp where you are willing to do anything to be the best nurse possible and she...
  13. "you're just not ready..."

    A step-down ICU med/surg unit has got to be one of the hardest places for a new grad to start. So first off, bravo for jumping into the deep end of the pool and just realize that its going to take awhile before you feel totally comfortable. A 6 week...
  14. I worked as a home health RN while filling out as many applications as possible for positions all over the country and...whamo two months later I had a job. I had to move cross country...but it was so worth it! So my piece of advice is...TO MOVE!!!...
  15. New Grad in SF Bay Area

    The Bay Area is ridiculously tough right now but still send out your applications to those medical centers hiring new grads-UCSF, Oakland Children's (if peds) , Stanford, SF VA, UC Davis, etc. Other areas in Cali hire from time to time-UCLA hires a b...