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QueeenB

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  1. I started working per diem at the behavioral health unit and I absolutely love it! I've always had a thing for psych even when I was in school so I'm really pumped I got it. As for the skills.. I was just thinking about that last night on the evening shift but then I was like, yup, my skills can "get lost" lol! It will come back quicker than you think! You'll never forget to *insert clinical skill here*. If you do, there are instructions on the packaging. If there are no instructions on the packaging, ask someone for help :) most of the nurses will help you no questions asked because that's our jam!
  2. I interviewed for a psych position and the hiring manager said he wanted someone with experience so they can "hit the ground running". This totally discouraged me. I'm so bummed out. How do I get experience if no one wants to give me experience? I want to be in psych, I don't want to be in the other units. I know beggars can't be choosers but how do I show them that I'm going to hit the ground running?
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    Hard and Soft Skills

    Wow. Will send you a PM.
  4. What are you looking for? Experience? Passion? Straight A's? Also, what do you consider as a "weakness"? I just want to get a sense of what psych nurse managers are looking for since this is where I want to be. I want to end up in psych nursing! Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Meet nursing managers or wait for HR?

    Hi! I'm trying to get out of LTC.. Lol I'm trying to get into the hospital or a clinic, which is my first choice.
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    Meet nursing managers or wait for HR?

    I'd hate to make me seem "entitled" but I don't know what else to do. I don't really know when to follow up, HR keeps telling me my application is still valid & that I don't need to resubmit. It's very frustrating. I just want to know if I have a shot, at least deny me like some others do lol I really want to quit my current job, but I'm scared that if I do, the gap in my experience will be frowned upon. Any takes on that? It's messing with my health, relationships & my sanity
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    Meet nursing managers or wait for HR?

    They use paper applications & they're very laborious to do, wish they did online apps! Lol! I know of a nurse that works in the hospital but not at the units there are openings for. I wish there was some other way for me to meet & follow up.
  8. Hello everyone, just wanted to ask something: is it ok to show up unannounced to nursing units and try to meet with nurse managers or is that borderline weird? Lol I've been applying to this hospital for what seems like forever & I've never gotten a call back. I've dropped my application off and follow up with HR accordingly but I never get anywhere. I see openings on their website & follow up with HR all the time. They said I don't need to reapply & I'm getting sick of it. I want to go into the units & maybe talk to the nursing managers. Is this a good idea or not? Thanks for all your help.
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    New Grad RN still no job

    Lol!!! true true! I sent you a PM!
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    New Grad RN still no job

    Have you tried nursing homes in your area? I know it's not the most feasible place to start but it's RN experience and it's paid :) (this is what I tell myself lololol) I also felt the same way-- people thinking I was lazy or picky but it's the total opposite. Now that I'm working.. I miss being funemployed! Hahahahha! There are opportunities in Alaska & Hawaii, if you're willing to go this far!
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    New Grad RN still no job

    I first obtained my license to a different state before applying, just so they know you're serious. Pick a state or two or get the compact one and apply to those. :) which state were you planning to apply to?
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    I want to quit.

    Thank you! Does it need 1 year experience? I'd like to get into school nursing too, much better fit than ltc.
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    I want to quit.

    I guess I'm afraid of quitting because I don't have a backup plan. It will be like, ok, I quit, now what? Do I continue being a nurse even if I'm already burnt out or do I just stick it out for the sake of being a nurse? I've already wasted 8+ years of my life waiting to get into nursing school, looking for a job, etc and I just feel sad for myself lol I don't know what to do. Thank you for the encouragement.
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    I want to quit.

    Thank you. I get paid for the breaks I don't take, but if I take a break, I'd have to stay longer just to finish everything that has to be done. We're also assigned a lot of extra work on different days like pain charting, diabetic charting, etc in addition to all the redundant Medicare charting we have to do :,( I would love to quit but in afraid I won't have enough experience to get another job.
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    I want to quit.

    So bad. I just don't know if it's the right thing to do when I don't have another job lined up. I have experience of less than a year in total, 4 months at my current workplace and I've loathed it eversince I started orienting on the floor. I never got a say in anything-- the hours, days, units.. I'm put on-call forcefully and required aka forced to pick up shifts due to understaffing. I've never missed a day and got my PTO request for 4 measly days denied. My mental health, physical health, emotional well-being is being compromised, not to mention my relationships with my loved ones. I don't need the money per se, my husband can support me while I look for a job, I'm just scared that it will stall me getting the experience I need if I quit... I'm just treating this as a clinical rotation just for the sole purpose of gaining experience. The money is ok, but sometimes it's not worth being this miserable everyday. I know I should be thankful that I have a job, I am.. But I think I've had enough. I'm exhausted, these 14-15 hour nights with no breaks can do a number on you. I think safety is being compromised everyday and I'm really scared to lose my license over something that's "negligent". Any thoughts on this? I consider turning in my two weeks everyday. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Notice in, moving forward.

    I love this so much. Kudos to you. I wish I had the courage to do this. I just don't know what will happen next :/
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