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  1. Pistachio830

    Best way to quit for a new grad?

    Yeah I don't want to lie and say I'm moving far away especially when I'm going to a hospital nearby. I just don't want to tell my director which hospital I am actually going to since she asked me since day 1 why I didn't go there
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    Best way to quit for a new grad?

    I was offered an ER Job at my dream hospital and I officially signed the paperwork this week. With that being said, I'm a new grad currently working on a Medical/Surgical/Telemetry floor and I've been there for about 6 months. I love the people I work with, but the hospital is doing some illegal things that I really do not want to be a part of and I'm not getting my full time hours as well. (which is why I applied to other places to begin with) I was initially planning on staying one year at this hospital and then leaving but this ER job I was offered is my dream job. I plan on e-mailing my two weeks notice to the director who hired me this week (who I have never spoken to since the day I had my interview 6 months ago) She's a very scary lady that no one on our floor likes since she doesn't really seem to care about any of the nurses on our unit. My friend is the one who got me this job at this hospital and I don't want to make her look bad. She's telling me to lie and say that I'm moving to a different county. She's also in a lot of trouble with the director for calling out of work too many times so she's afraid that with me quitting its going to make her look even worse. Whats the best way to go about this? I know that I can't tell the director which hospital I'm going to because during my interview with her I had mentioned that I volunteered 300 hours at a local hospital (the hospital I landed the ER job at) and she asked me why I didn't apply there. I've written two week notice emails before but when she asks me where I am going do I lie to her or do I tell her the truth?
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    Med/Surge/Tele to ER

    I'm currently a new grad nurse working on Med/Surge/tele for the past 5 months. This hospital is a community hospital in a low income neighborhood where heroine use and homeless people are prevalent. I am getting tremendous experience and I'm very thankful to have a job but I fear for my safety daily as I deal with criminals, gang members, etc. I call a code gray almost every time I work and we have very scarce resources. (Lack of security, no leadership etc) Recently this hospital has been losing a lot of money so they have been doing some illegal stuff to make more money (creating a floor for one race, only hiring people of that race, discrimination etc) and I have also not been receiving my full time hours as they have hired 3 more groups of new grads after me. I have never received a full paycheck, as I have been cancelled every other week for the past 5 months. So I started applying for other places, and I received an interview at a magnet hospital in the emergency department and was offered the job. As long as I pass an EKG test and get 5 referrals. I've read everywhere that it looks bad to leave a hospital if you haven't completed your one year. And I know its something that doesn't look good on your resume. Am I making a huge mistake by leaving this hospital and accepting this ER job? ER has always been my passion
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    Med/Surge/Tele to ER

    I'm currently a new grad nurse working on Med/Surge/tele for the past 5 months. This hospital is a community hospital in a low income neighborhood where heroine use and homeless people are prevalent. I am getting tremendous experience and I'm very thankful to have a job but I fear for my safety daily as I deal with criminals, gang members, etc. I call a code gray almost every time I work and we have very scarce resources. (Lack of security, no leadership etc) Recently this hospital has been losing a lot of money so they have been doing some illegal stuff to make more money (creating a floor for one race, only hiring people of that race, discrimination etc) and I have also not been receiving my full time hours as they have hired 3 more groups of new grads after me. I have never received a full paycheck, as I have been cancelled every other week for the past 5 months. So I started applying for other places, and I received an interview at a magnet hospital in the emergency department and was offered the job based on passing an EKG test and 5 referrals. I've read everywhere that it looks bad to leave a hospital if you haven't completed your one year. And I know its something that doesn't look good on your resume. Am I making a huge mistake by leaving this hospital and accepting this ER job?
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    Tough clinical instructor

    I am not trying to get back at my clinical instructor or anything like that. She is the way she is and I have accepted it. All I want to do is get better at what I am doing and build up my confidence when I am around her. She just scares me. Its like all the work I do just deletes from my brain the second I see her. I've never had this kind of anxiety before, I don't know if its because I'm worried about messing up or getting kicked out or both. I just can't say out loud what I have learned/worked on. It's not like I didn't write down my sbar or practice it before I saw her, I did. It's just not the way she wanted it. I'm not trying to come after my clinical instructor in any way. I just need some tips to build up some confidence because I've never had this type of anxiety in my life. And I have read multiple threads about instructors being intimidating/tough and what not and I know that everyone has gotten through it. And I know I am capable of getting through it too. I just wanna know how other people did and what I can do about it in my situation. Also off topic, she does not know that I am a former EMT, nor does anyone in my class know about it.
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    Tough clinical instructor

    I have a very tough clinical instructor that I really want to impress because I really do respect her and value her help. This past week I messed up on a sbar report and she threatened to kick me out. I realized the mistake I made for leaving out crucial information but every time she made me re-do my sbar I would forget something and she would get even more frustrated at me. It got to the point where she said that she doesn't think that I should be in second semester and that she will not let me move on unless I get it together. She told me if I don't sbar correctly next week I am done. She is very intimidating and scary and I think the pressure just got to me so I just started forgetting everything. I started to get teary eyed and my voice started to crack because all I could think of was getting kicked out but I still kept trying to sbar in the way she wanted it. She started to notice how much this was getting to me so she mentioned that she understood that it has been only two weeks since school has started and that I had a very complex patient. She mentioned that she knows that I have potential and that she expects a lot out of her students. I know she was trying to make me feel better but I feel horrible. So horrible. I never had a problem in clinical in first semester but this semester when I am around my clinical instructor I am totally nervous, and I lose all my confidence and forget everything. Its like I draw a blank. I don't know how to get over it. What can I do?
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    Float pool CNA position

    I have an interview for a float pool CNA position for night shifts. It is also per diem. What should I expect them to ask me? I'm guessing situation scenarios but I don't really have any hands on experience except for my first semester of nursing school and volunteering at a different hospital for a year. I've had the same job for 7 years so its been a while since I've been in an interview. I have read tips like knowing the hospital's mission statement, know the chain of command and difficult situations I have resolved in the past but for a float pool CNA? Would they ask specific things with certain units? Also I just want to get a sense of whats in a float pool position. I get that they move around floors and what not but with per diem I assume I only work when people have vacation days, call in sick, emergencies etc. I am a night person (I work nights at my other job so its not a problem) So I'm not worried about that but I have heard bad things about being in a float pool. But I figured with per diem it wouldn't be too bad. I am doing this for the learning experience. :) Opinions would be helpful. Thank you in advance :)
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    And...done!!!

    Congratulations! I am super jealous. I just finished first semester and can not wait to be where you are at !
  9. I currently have a well paying part time job but our teachers told us to start working at a hospital or any job whatsoever that is medically related to get our foot in the door. I really struggled in first semester and barely passed so I'm worried that if I work as a CNA and my other job then that would affect my grades. I only worked 2 times a week at my part time job during first semester (16 hours) but I still really struggled and cut it to one time a week. I'm not going to quit my current job for a CNA position because I get dental and vision insurance through them which I don't have under my parent's insurance. They also pay me really well and I pick and choose when I'm available to work so they work well with my schooling. But I really would like to get my foot in the door for a future RN position. I have volunteered at a hospital for one year and worked at a cardiologist office for 2 years (as a billing associate) and also got my EMT license before I started nursing school but I have never had any real hands on experience. Our teachers tell us that hands on experience on our resume will help us land a job for the future. Any advice on what should I do? Thank you.
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    What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?

    ADN 26. BSN hopefully 28
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    Test day ritual?

    I usually get up around 4-5AM and get ready wearing comfortable clothing. For almost every test I wore a hoody and leggings and then head to the starbucks located right by my school. I would get there by 6AM and sure enough I noticed other students going there were 2nd, 3rd and 4th semester students as well :) Our tests were on computers so I made sure to come in early, and log into my account. Some people would forget there password/username and lose time on the test because of it.
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    Finally ACCEPTED!!!!!!! Now what?!

    I agree with others relax and spend time with friends and family. But as someone that just finished first semester 2 weeks ago. I wish I had started reading before I started first semester. Thats just me though :)
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    Head to Toe Assessment

    I used to practice on my teddy bear over and over to make sure I didn't miss anything. And if I did miss anything (on my patient at the hospital) I would go back and ask and or assess.
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    First semester was really hard.

    It was hard. Majority of them already didn't pass the first 2 exams (like me) and if they didn't pass the third exam they would automatically be exited and get a F in there overall grade. (My schools policy for first sem is that you can only fail 2 exams) So most people were thinking better to be safe and drop with a W then keep going and get an F.
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    First semester was really hard.

    We had a total of 11 people drop, and only 3 out of 11 were actually kicked out because of grades. The rest dropped because they didn't think they would be able to pass. I just didn't wanna drop no matter what so I kept going.
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