Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum and also a new graduate nurse. I applied for a job on an admitting floor in Oct. and was hired. This floor is like a "mini-ER", very fast paced and extremely busy. I've had a total of 24 days on the floor to learn computer charting, meds. admin, admissions, and getting down the basics of floor nursing. I've been w/ about 4 or 5 different preceptors, all of which do things differently. One of which didn't know how to hang blood. (I had a direct admit with a hgb of 5.9) Also, my orientation mostly consisted of getting telephone orders implemented as well as doing a full admission. (I'm pretty much getting that part down) However, I have not had the greatest orientation, I feel like my preceptors were too busy to really teach me. To make a long story short, I'm considering moving to a different unit. I've had snide remarks made to me by other nurses as well as a tech who down right refused to transfer my patient. (I ended transferring my pt. myself, he was in an ortho bed) One nurse told me I needed to go in the "back and eat some popcorn" yeah, ignorant, i know. :angryfire THis nurse has repeatedly asked me why in the world would I want to work on this "f-ing" floor. The nurses station is full of employees who bs around and cuss and carry on as if they were in a bar. Very unprofessional, especiall b/c we have family in and out of our unit. I'm 35 yrs. old and refuse to be talked to like I'm worthless. Does anyone have any suggestions? I talked w/ my unit mgr. and she's willing to transfer me to another floor, but hr tells me it will not be any different elsewhere. How sad.