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  1. Right now I feel kind of lost. Don't know where or who to turn to about this. So 2 weeks ago I got an offer to work at a home care agency. I met the boss who owns the company and (for privacy reasons..) he/she interviewed me in person after calling me a few days prior. I come in for the interview and ask about training/orientation. He/she said that I will have a 1 month orientation shadowing an RN. I am a BSN prepared RN. At the company there are no medical staff, only 5 other RNs, and many CHHAs. Me, being the 6th RN. I accepted the offer, trusting the position would be a fit for me. I accepted the offer on a Wednesday and they wanted me to begin the next day. I asked the RN that has been "orienting" me about the orientation and how it would be for a month and she shook her head 'no' and that a month orientation is too long. A few days and you should be ready to go out to pts homes on your own. I accompanied the Rn the next day and she showed me how to document etc. The day after that I was in the office alone waiting doing nothing, not knowing what to do. Minutes before my shift is over to go home, all the staff scramble me and rush me to go to a pts home to give an injection. Mind you, I was around all staff for the past 3 hours and then they didnt even say one word. The Rn then says very quickly, go there now and that is your pt every single day, you will go to this pt every day from now on. Its as if the RN told me last minute so I could just agree and say yes. I was dumbfounded and did not want to argue so I went on my way. Pts family member called the offices asking why I was taking long to get there, and they lied to the pts family and said "the rn is lost on the road" right in front of me. I was late to the pts home and said next time to be on time..? In a nutshell, I have not even been on "orientation" for more than a week. I feel uncomfortable, unsafe, and I really feel like I could lose my license. This is my very first job as a new grad after almost 1 year graduating. I know I should not be complaining, but I'm overwhelmed. The staff are not medically licensed whatsoever and just coordinate cases/pts and place the Rns and aids to the pts home. Also the Rn who I'm "orienting" from is not BSN prepared, is a 2yr degree and is called the Nurse Director. I was told I could "do whatever you want" you can plan your visits whenever however etc. I was told that I would be on 90-days probation, but I dont even believe that anymore. All staff are too laid back, chat and gossip all day at the office. IDK I don't want to lose my license. I need to leave this position, I feel ike theres alot of loopholes going around in this agency. The nurse director started calling potential employees to come in and interview and the next day they would be hired w/o any training. Just to have bodies and to fill hours. The company is extremely understaffed and there are over 600 cases. Please help. What should I do? I have only been working here for not even 3 weeks. I'm already in the system, I gave my ss, went through HR etc.
  2. kjan

    Afraid to quit job after 2.5 weeks

    Also may I add that no policies, no training on Blood borne pathogens/universal precautions or ANY pre-employment training was reviewed with me.
  3. kjan

    Afraid to quit job after 2.5 weeks

    @eatmysoxRN I apologize for that bit about the ADN nurse, I should include that the nurse and I are the same age and received his/her license 1 year prior to me.
  4. Hi all, New AN member here. I'm a new grad. Graduated this past May. I have read many posts on AN about job offers and how every institution is different than another, when it comes to hiring and making a decision. I had an interview with the Nurse recruiter/HR and then a few weeks later was called back in to have my 2nd interview with the Nurse Manager on the floor. It was actually a panel interview, with the Manager, the Nurse educator and another staff member. I then had a 3rd interview with 2 of the staff RNs working on the floor, that same day. I understand that even though an interview goes "really well, and they really liked me," it is possible to not get hired. However, it seems to me that in my situation I really do feel that they admired me. Every answer that I gave they thoroughly enjoyed and actually smiled at one another. They even said "yup, that's exactly what a X nurse would say. You have the mentality of a X nurse!" That is just one of the things that happened during my interview. It even seemed like more of a casual discussion at one point, because I found them laughing and genuinely were enjoying my interview with them. I literally poured out my passion about wanting this position so bad. I think they really picked up on it. Well, it's been one month since that 2nd interview. I knew that there were many candidates for this position and that she would be very busy conducting interviews etc. I called the Nurse manager 2 weeks after my interview, because 1 week after would not have been possible, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. So, I called her 2 weeks after the interview. She answered. When I told her that it was me, she immediately said "HI! OH YES!" and proceeded to tell me details about what is currently going on and how she thinks it's only fair to give other candidates time to interview with her and whatnot. She then ended the phone call saying "Do not worry. I definitely did not forget about you!!!" Fast forward another week after that call. Nothing. And another week. Nothing. I called again her office. She picked up. Long story short, she said that her schedule's been so busy because of all the interviews and her hands have been "tied," she even said that she wished the next steps of the process would go by faster too. She told me that she just got in contact with HR and by the end of next week, I should expect a call from them, especially after she gets that final call from HR in the beginning of next week. My stomach is turning! LOL! I am very religious and pray every single day. I have been on many other interviews ever since I graduated, (probably more than my fellow nursing classmates) but never got through to receive an offer. This time it feels a little different. I know that I shouldn't rely on this one position. The job hunt still continues for me. Has anyone experienced something like this? Is it possible to hear back after a month (maybe more than a month), just to receive a rejection or offer? Please, I would love to hear your stories and experiences. Thank you in advance! SORRY this was long too!
  5. kjan

    Thoughts on potential job offer?

    I'll keep that in mind, the suggestion you made about writing an email. You're definitely right. Thank you for your advice.
  6. kjan

    Thoughts on potential job offer?

    Very true. I thought I may add that one of the staff members of HR Nursing, one of the higher positions, attends the same church my family attends. That is probably the one reason why I got this far. She encouraged me to apply.
  7. Hi all, New AN member here. I'm a new grad. Graduated this past May. I have read many posts on AN about job offers and how every institution is different than another, when it comes to hiring and making a decision. I had an interview with the Nurse recruiter/HR and then a few weeks later was called back in to have my 2nd interview with the Nurse Manager on the floor. It was actually a panel interview, with the Manager, the Nurse educator and another staff member. I then had a 3rd interview with 2 of the staff RNs working on the floor, that same day. I understand that even though an interview goes "really well, and they really liked me," it is possible to not get hired. However, it seems to me that in my situation I really do feel that they admired me. Every answer that I gave they thoroughly enjoyed and actually smiled at one another. They even said "yup, that's exactly what a X nurse would say. You have the mentality of a X nurse!" That is just one of the things that happened during my interview. It even seemed like more of a casual discussion at one point, because I found them laughing and genuinely were enjoying my interview with them. I literally poured out my passion about wanting this position so bad. I think they really picked up on it. Well, it's been one month since that 2nd interview. I knew that there were many candidates for this position and that she would be very busy conducting interviews etc. I called the Nurse manager 2 weeks after my interview, because 1 week after would not have been possible, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. So, I called her 2 weeks after the interview. She answered. When I told her that it was me, she immediately said "HI! OH YES!" and proceeded to tell me details about what is currently going on and how she thinks it's only fair to give other candidates time to interview with her and whatnot. She then ended the phone call saying "Do not worry. I definitely did not forget about you!!!" Fast forward another week after that call. Nothing. And another week. Nothing. I called again her office. She picked up. Long story short, she said that her schedule's been so busy because of all the interviews and her hands have been "tied," she even said that she wished the next steps of the process would go by faster too. She told me that she just got in contact with HR and by the end of next week, I should expect a call from them, especially after she gets that final call from HR in the beginning of next week. My stomach is turning! LOL! I am very religious and pray every single day. I have been on many other interviews ever since I graduated, (probably more than my fellow nursing classmates) but never got through to receive an offer. This time it feels a little different. I know that I shouldn't rely on this one position. The job hunt still continues for me. Has anyone experienced something like this? Is it possible to hear back after a month (maybe more than a month), just to receive a rejection or offer? Please, I would love to hear your stories and experiences. Thank you in advance! SORRY this was long too!
  8. kjan

    Thoughts on potential job offer?

    Thank you so much for your comment. I really hope so too.
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