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  1. New Grad Stuck In Orientation In A Covid MICU. Help!

    Friend, I went through something similar. It was a traumatic experience and I almost quit nursing. In fact, if I didn’t get the job that I have now, I would quit nursing all together. And I have decided that if I can’t find a job within the specialti...
  2. Were you a bully in high school?

    I was never a bully, but when I was age 12 or so, I had a crush on this boy in my class. He was a handsome kid, geeky, and a little crazy based off of his MySpace profile: my type. I thought the best way to flirt with him would be to tease his name, ...
  3. Were you a bully in high school?

    Yes, nursing attracts bullies. But the type of bullying I have experienced in nursing isn’t the stereotypical high school bullying that we normally see on TV. With nurses it’s about power and stress. The stakes are higher in nursing. A squabble with ...
  4. Anyone taken a pay cut for sanity?

    Yes!! I only have a few months of acute care experience and about 7 years of non acute care experience. I do not have the same level of skills or job stability as a nurse who has years of experience. However, I have a normal work schedule and less s...
  5. Doctor refuses to treat the unvaccinated

    I work with folks with all sorts of rough backgrounds. A number of them will not get vaccinated, no matter how hard you try to convince them due to their issues. A lot also suffer from mental health conditions, low self esteem, history of trauma, etc...
  6. Do I have to do bedside nursing as a new grad?

    I agree with nurse Beth that it depends on your goals. If your goal is to work in a specialty or path that requires acute care experience, then you should get acute care experience. If it’s not, then you don’t need it. I disagree with nurse Beth that...
  7. Well I am back in public health. But I have a promotion and am happy. The issue with acute care wasn’t the hard work. The job I have now is still challenging (not boring) but in a different way. I definitely think public health is my “niche”. ...
  8. Burned out new grad. What non bedside job can I do?

    Also on the facebook post for this group everyone is raging on OP’s “critical thinking” statement. SOME PEOPLE IN ACUTE CARE LIKE TO USE CRITICAL THINKING AS AN EXCUSE TO BULLY AND HUMILIATE I don’t work acute care. Where I work, “critical thinki...
  9. Burned out new grad. What non bedside job can I do?

    You do NOT need to “pay your dues” and spend 10 years slaving away in the hospital to get a nice M-F 8-5 clinic job. I got one with minimal psych nursing experience. You DO however have to be open minded with regards to both pay and prestige. If you’...
  10. 15 Minutes in the Life of a Nurse

    And here is why I will only ever work psychiatry or Public health.
  11. Why Do Nurses Quit?

    Why I left my nursing jobs. Job 1, as a new grad, non acute care: They told me I would rotate between nights, evenings, and days. Then they put me permanently on nights. 11pm to 7:30 am, 5 nights a week. I said "**** that (self-censored), I am becomi...
  12. Help Quit New Grad ICU Job

    If you’re still on orientation a lot of jobs don’t care about two week notices because it’s more expensive and time consuming for them to keep training you than to just have you go.
  13. How do I demonstrate critical thinking in an interview? I recently was turned down in an interview, and I asked the manager why I didn't get the job, and she said it was because I did not demonstrate critical thinking in my interview. Now I am gettin...
  14. I recently got a job in acute care after working in public health for 4 years. I am nervous about what is to come but I was getting bored and needed change. I haven’t started yet, but I figure that if I hate it I can always apply to clinic jobs and l...
  15. Disheartened by friends' reaction about Residency

    Lol I would tell my friends not to sign those contracts unless they had absolutely no choice!