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  1. new grads in boston hospitals??

    I was in exactly the same situation a year ago (BA in psych, AD in nursing). MGH and BWH will not hire new grad ADNs unless you have worked there as an aide preiously. However, once you gain a years experience they will consider you although having ...
  2. Changing jobs the first year

    I agree that waiting until my year was up would have been the best thing to do. Unfortunately, my year is up in August and I was afraid that I would run into the same problem as I did last year when looking. All new grad positions are taken, and th...
  3. Changing jobs the first year

    Thank you everyone. I got a call yesterday with a job offer for the med/surg floor I interviewed with last week and I am going to accept it. The position is 40 hrs, 8hr shifts, and days! There is a 3 month orientation as opposed to the six weeks I...
  4. Changing jobs the first year

    Has anyone else changed jobs within the first year? I am currently working in sub-acute rehab and I am miserable for a variety of reasons. I wanted to go into med/surg since I graduated and was assured that rehab would get me my experience. Yes, I ha...
  5. So...you give out pain pills?

    My nurse manager once in a meeting with all the RNs told us the other staff (therapy department mostly) think all we do is give pain medication. I would like them to walk in my shoes for a day and when they go home bone tired and emotionally spent, ...
  6. 7 months in...not what I expected

    I've been a nurse for nearly 7 months now. After months of searching and countless resumes sent out, I reluctantly took the first job offered to me at and acute rehabilitation hospital on a general rehab/musculoskeletal unit. As a new grad, I really ...
  7. Not sure I like this...long

    I have only been working as an RN fro 5 1/2 months on a busy musculoskeletal/vascular floor at a free standing rehab facility. I am on days, and my patient load usually consists of 6 patients some s/p joint replacement, amputees, vascular, SCI, burns...
  8. Rehab "team"?

    I've been working at a free standing acute rehab hospital for about 4 months now. I have noticed that in my facility, the nurse is not valued as a member of the rehab "team". I had patient for a month and a half with 3rd degree burns over 80% of her...
  9. Teaching students?

    So here I am, 4th week off orientation...one of my patients was severely burned (80%burns) and has a very time consuming dressing change. I have been doing her dressings, along with another, more experienced nurse, for the last week or so. I did the ...
  10. Need help with burn patient

    Hi, I am new rehab nurse and one of my primary patients has over 80% TBSA chemical burn. She has daily wound care: cleaned with a gentle soap and water then tripple antibiotic and xeroform to open areas and A&D to closed. The wound nurse helped...
  11. exhausted!

    I have only been working for a little over 2 months now in a rehab hospital and I can honestly say that I have never felt so physically and emotionally exhausted in my life! I work full time days which is great. Like all of us, I am constantly runn...
  12. Feeling like a TOTAL loser (long)

    I am a new grad RN, too and I can definately relate to some of what you are saying. Maybe you could look into an acute rehab facility. Not as stressful as med surg for a new RN since the patients have been stablized for the most part. I am currentl...
  13. Am I a safe nurse? (LONG)

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. Even thought I am a new nurse, I expect to know everything and when I don't I tend to beat myself up relentlessly. My preceptors last day working a regular schedule was my last day of orientation so I need to ...
  14. Am I a safe nurse? (LONG)

    I am a new grad nurse just off orientation (4 days) after 4 weeks with a preceptor at a rehab hospital. I am on a general musculoskeletal/neuro floor and we see a lot of stable post-op patients. One of my patients was admitted with a s/p aortic valve...
  15. Just finished first week of orientation

    Hi all. I'm a new grad and just finished my first week of orientation on an ortho/post-trauma floor. I am just wondering if anyone else has felt completely stupid and incompetant when they started their first RN job. My first day I went on the flo...