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Quitting my 1st RN job

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Nori.Giselle has 4 years experience and specializes in TICU.

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Tenebrae has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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I wouldn't think that there's a time table of competence. One could become competent in a short time, while other may make a lifetime of such things. I don't think you can say, "in two years you are a competent nurse." According to most hospitals, they think you are competent in a yr. or others you orientation and training is 12wks!. I wasn't prepared to be by myself in 12wks. My point is, I don't think you can put a number on competency.

I passed my competency and could change a vac/renasys/pico dressing within 14 weeks of starting my first job out of nursing school and included six weeks of orientation

Could I have told you about the contraindications for negative pressure dressings and what to look for when things go wrong, heck no?

All a competency is a piece of paper that shows you have the basic mimimum skill set to be able to perform a routine procedure, its also a bottom overing exercise and something goes wrong and ones employer can say "but we make sure all our nurses are competent in this"

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Tenebrae has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Competency is a relative term. The NCLEX deems a new nurse "competent".

No, the nclex deems a new nurse with having sufficient knowledge to start the process towards competency, knowledge building as a novice nurse

Please note my use the the word 'novice'

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Tenebrae has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Benner's Stages of Clinical Competence lists five stages; "Competence" being the third after Novice and Advanced Beginner. "Competence" occurs after two to three years in the same job or one very similar to it. According to Benner, there IS a timeline for competence, and one year isn't nearly there...."

Woot, then I'm just the other side of competent:roflmao: and moving on from there

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didi768 has 25 years experience and specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg.

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You are so correct. Many are scared to death to post on this site for this exact reason. They really do eat their young.

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didi768 has 25 years experience and specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg.

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That was meant for Soliloquy, meant to quote, sorry.

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