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ADN_Is_Complete has 2 years experience as a ADN.

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  1. ADN_Is_Complete

    I never thought this would happen

    I went PRN 3/29. I have only worked 24 hrs in 3 weeks. One shift screening visitors and one shift on the medical floor. My floor closed and combined with cards for the time being. Our full time staff is constantly being called off as well. These are some pretty scary times. Hopefully, it'll get better soon. ❤
  2. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    I'm not sure. Maybe I would become a vet tech or something. And I like being a nurse for the most part. I just don't like working in the area I'm in. I want to try out a few more areas before I give up. And you're right. Things are not changing for the better. I just have to find an area I can tolerate.
  3. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    Yeah, I'm kind of wary about this. But if push comes to shove and I can't find anything else, I'll have to take whatever is willing to hire me. I just don't know how to juggle 23-44 pts.
  4. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    I have but shouldn't I have more experience?
  5. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    I'm willing to try it. It feels like I've been applying for Dr. Offices and other non-bedside positions but I keep getting passed over for more qualified candidates. It's so frustrating. I've applied to CVICU and CCU so we'll see where that goes.
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    I quit

    I'm reluctant to have that talk with my director. She really seemed not to care when I resigned. I don't know. Maybe I need to humble myself LOL. For the most part, I enjoy taking care of patients. I just don't like the bull, politics, and staffing issues. I want to try a few more areas before I give up entirely.
  7. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    @ Golden_RN..That's makes me feel better. I felt like I should have things figured out but I dont. That's makes me hopeful I'll land where I belong some day.
  8. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    I honestly dont know where I belong. I'd be willing to try ICU or outpt.
  9. ADN_Is_Complete

    I quit

    Hey all, I've been an RN for 18 months and I will be resigning from my floor in two weeks. I realize this isn't a wise idea. I'm just so burnt out and I know that's not the place for me. I have an offer for a nursing home, but I feel I may get overwhelmed by the number of pts. I'm really not sure what kind of nurse I want to be. I've considered the ICU. How did you guys find your niche? I love taking care of the pts but hate the unnecessary drama. Drowning in work constantly with no real help. We've been short a good bit and when this happens some of us have to take an extra pt. Our ratios are 4-6 pts. It's mostly 6 now without considering the acuity of the pts. Also, I think nights are making me feel drained all the time. But I don't necessarily want to have a 9-5, no weekends or holidays. I don't like having to take call 1-2 times per month. I also don't like the scheduling at my job now. Ex. one work week. M, T, F, Sa, Sun. It feels like by the time I recover it's time to go back to work. Part of me feels like I need a 2-3 week break and the other part is worried I won't find a position I like. I'm just so confused.
  10. ADN_Is_Complete

    Advice from experienced nurses please

    Good points. I try to cluster when I can especially since I work nights. I assess with my med pass. Also, I ask the patients about pain, potty, positioning, etc before I leave the room. Most times that helps, but you have the occasional patient who hops on the call bell 3 minutes after you leave the room.
  11. ADN_Is_Complete

    Would you be insulted?

    I don't have any advice for the precepting issue except for making it known you'd really love to when the topic came up. I can understand the isolation you feel. I am also a black nurse on a unit with maybe 3 other black nurses. It is hard to relate when everyone else is married or getting married and/or have kids. For the most part, my unit is pretty good with including everyone. I always get to join when they're going bowling or something like that. The only think that annoys me is they all want to add your personal fb. Haha. I don't agree with them excluding you. Do you make an effort to talk with them? Do they make an effort to talk with you?
  12. ADN_Is_Complete

    Advice from experienced nurses please

    Thanks for commenting. I couldn't help but laugh when you said "by George it was still running at 7am". You're right. Hopefully I will look back and laugh on all of this. Maybe I'll make a post in a couple years about how unrealistic I was as a new grad. Haha. I think the delegation thing for me stemmed from when I was orienting, my preceptor would have me do everything so I knew how to do it. She had me shaving patients, lab draws, ADLS. Which is good but she never really showed me how to delegate. We would just do whatever came up. So in my mind, I'm like I'll just do whatever and not even look for an aid. I've gotten better. I don't call them for everything. But like a previous poster stated, it's not fair for me to hustle and for them to be sitting around. And right "magically appear. They knew what they were doing.
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    Advice from experienced nurses please

    Hey NurseSpeedy! I was floating all around the hospital when I was an aid. The funny thing is I never floated to that floor and I didn't even realized it existed. Haha. I didn't know about it until I was interviewed by the Cardiac Division. This included CCU, CVICU, Cardiology and Heart & Vasc. My original goal was to go to Cardiology but when I finally took NCLEX, I only had an offer from Heart & Vasc. At that point I was broke and ready to accept any offer.
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    Advice from experienced nurses please

    I agree. They really aren't well compensated for the work they do. I try to always explain what tasks I have to do if I can't do something myself. I feel like some understand this most times and don't just think that I don't want to do something. I really try not to overload them. I believe in helping however I can. I remember when I was precepting as a SN in ICU, I expressed interest in working there once I graduated. An aid told me I needed to go to the floor first because it's scary what the new nurses don't know and how badly they are talked about. I was really shocked. I agree sometimes aids do think they know a bit more than what they do.
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    Advice from experienced nurses please

    Thanks for addressing that JKL33. I think the biggest issue for me is knowing what information is important and what can be omitted. I understand how busy everyone can be and I just want my call to be straightforward. I've started jotting down notes and before I call I mentally rehearse the important points. I don't find that method self-deprecating.I think I'll try including that. And like you said having the chart open and ready.
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    Advice from experienced nurses please

    I see many of you on other posts and you guys always give good advice. I truly appreciated everyone who commented. Thanks for the support. I feel much better being able to vent my frustrations with all of you because you've all been there. " Thanks
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