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  1. SticU <3

    Leave off or list job that I've only been at a month???

    I was employed from May 2012-Nov. 2013 in a surgical/trauma/neuro icu and also worked at a gen. Micu/Sicu from April 2013 thru October 2013 in a community hospital. Yes I would be quitting the job I just started but can't till I have another job. I like my current job but I didn't have much time to consider long term consequences I.e. how it would really feel being away from family and support, financial implications, etc. before accepting the positioning. The first unit listed, I was at the hospital for six years and my track record is good and I'm not flighty but I took an opportunity that I thought would be amazing but really wasn't much different than previous experience and would require my boyfriend giving up a solid job (which is hard in the teaching field) and is more of a specialized school located in a psychiatric facility. I want to be honest but I'm afraid no one will look at my resume. I thought about making a note in my cover letter explaining briefly why I am leaving it.
  2. I took a job out of state thinking this was best for me professionally and academically. At the time my significant other was supportive and still is but we both are having doubts that is worth the risk to us financially. My question is should I leave it on my resume or list it? The unit is nice and my work has been fine there but my personal life is more important. I've never been through something like this and could use some advice.
  3. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    I totally understand what you mean by "hand lac" lol. I think that every ICU sees a patient like that now and then that somehow manages to slip through the crack. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of traumas counted include minor "traumas". Deer aren't very smart, are they? Hope the patient recovered from her incident. I think I'll always need a trauma element to my patient population. :-)
  4. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

  5. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    Right now the acuity is unusually low, according to the staff, but there have definitely been a few interesting cases. Falls from all types of objects ranging from 8-30 ft, major MVCs, etc. Definitely no hand lacs lol. I would say they're more significant traumas then minor "boo boos". Time will tell though I suppose. There seems to be great teamwork and the unit seems promising. I hope to be challenged and learn a lot.
  6. SticU <3

    Advice Please!

    Is it possible to move slightly closer to the bigger hospital without moving completely out of the state aka back home? Perhaps compromise with your fiancee? I completely understand where you are coming from in regards to experience and the need to be challenged. My first ICU job was at a decent sized hospital and then my significant other had to take his old job back and move an hour and half away. So I found a job closer to him, a small 250 bed hospital, to say I was miserable would be an understatement. So I found an amazing opportunity 11 hours away in a different state. I'm just starting there and pray this works out because I'm ready to settle down. My significant other doesn't have a job yet and will hopefully be here with me in the next few months.
  7. SticU <3

    Moving to MD

    I've just started at UMMC and am from Indiana. I do have 2.5 years experience but I was told by my recruiter they're hiring a lot of brand new grads for the step down units in the critical care tower. As far as the licensing process. It's not bad. If you can get your fingerprints done in state, it takes less than a week to get your temporary license. Not exactly sure how long if you're not able to get here to do it. Hope that helps.
  8. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    Update: I start orientation Monday. Which is super close and it's been quite a journey to get there. I'm excited and nervous. Still finalizing housing but I'm lucky to have a couch to crash on until then. Thanks to everyone for their well wishes.
  9. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    I've tried working a different unit (basic med/surg ICU)and found the best way for me to maintain my sanity was to work with trauma. Got so bored with non-trauma patients. But that's what's great about nurses, we're all different.
  10. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    Thank you!!! I know they have hired new nurses into the IMC or "step-down" units. Best of luck to you :-)
  11. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    I concur :)
  12. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    Thank you so much. I look forward to the many learning experiences. I'm pretty familiar with Neuro and Trauma in the ICU so I can guess why
  13. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    Thank you! They're expanding to 14 and the whole critical care tower has expanded. It's typical ICU patient ratio.
  14. SticU <3

    Trauma Centers- East Coast

    The biggest hospital I've worked in is 440 beds, so this should be interesting lol. It's never fun starting a new job, but once that phase is over it gets better. :)
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    Trauma Centers- East Coast

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