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chenoaspirit is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Home Health.

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I have to call Monday to let the HH supervisor know if I want the job or not. Ive only worked med/surg since I graduated nursing school. Im SCARED to change jobs. How did you guys get the courage to leave your first job? I mean, I know I can do it (deep down), but I still feel like "I would feel like a fish out of water and lost". Im scared! All that paperwork! Any advice..please!

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I haven't switched jobs yet. I'm still at my first job out of school. But I just wanted to tell you that you obviously applied for a new job for a reason. Of course it's going to be scary at first because it's new and unknown, but change is GOOD! :)

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I just started on my first job as an LVN. It has been about seven days and I want to leave, I just do not know how to do it. My boss is very controlling and expects me to know everything even though she knew that this is my first job right out of nursing school. Any advice on how to do it?

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labdad1234RN specializes in Nursing Informatics, E.R., med surg, ENT.

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a new job is like a new adventure. there is a lot of antcipation, and anxiety, aprehenson, elation, etc. perhaps you should go to the backyard. take a deep breath and say to yourself, "it will be a great experience". i can relate to our situation. i am transerring to an ED/ER/clinic department in my hospital from the acute psych unit. I loved working in psych but felt it was time for me to move on to another experience in nursing. I feel the butterflies in the stomach because of my upcoming transfer but at the same time. I am expanding and growing as a nurse and as a person. i bring with me the experiences I had in psych and perhaps contribute to making my new job and unit a great place.

maybe a new nursing experience will be good for you.

whatever you will eventually decide to do, you know what is best for you and base your decision on that. Good Luck! Bon Chance! Buena Suerte!

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I got my first Nursing Jobs while I was still in school. My approach was to pretend the jobs were like a school clinical situation. I was so green and unknowledgeable in my mind that I gave myself homework for everything I did, just like I was in school. The only thing I didn't do was create care plans for my LTC residents, but I did this for my home health clients because at my first job there was no 485 in the home and nobody bothered to provide me with one. By taking time to prepare myself for my jobs, I worked away some of the apprehension. I had to do something because I wasn't getting adequate training from my supervisors and coworkers and I was very anxious. It helped me to be proactive about learning the ropes. The best advice I can give is to request a thorough orientation: to home health in general, to your agency expectations regarding paperwork, notifications, etc., and to individual clients. There are agencies or individuals in agencies that give good orientations, but you often have to press the issue. Good luck.

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I would like to know more about home health or hospice care.As of now I work in ccu. This is my fist year of nursing I don't think ccu is for me. Can anyone that works in these areas or has worked in these area enlighten me.

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I need some info on home health and hospice nursing. I currently work in CCU and not very pleased with it:(.I am a new nurse(out of school 1 Yr). Would like to hear from someone that has some knowledge about this type of nursing.:nurse:

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There are many threads in the home health and hospice forums that discuss this area. Suggest you go back and read some of them. Basically, home health has two main kinds of work. You can do intermittent visits or you can do shift work, which is also known as continuous care. You will read where many people complain about all the paperwork that is required of them. This occurs in the intermittent visit arena. If you see seven patients in one day, you must complete paperwork for seven patients as well as any separate sheet for your time and mileage. For shift work, you work with one client for the shift and produce one nurses note for that shift. Shift work consists of providing nursing care that is of a routine nature for stable clients for the most part. You will need good assessment and decision making skills. A car in good condition is also necessary. You can find greater detail in other threads and posts. Some posts are very informative. If you decide to go into home health or hospice, I hope you enjoy your work.

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I just started on my first job as an LVN. It has been about seven days and I want to leave, I just do not know how to do it. My boss is very controlling and expects me to know everything even though she knew that this is my first job right out of nursing school. Any advice on how to do it?

Hang in there? I think just about everyone wants to leave their job in the first few days. Ultimately its your choice but just keep in mind that new jobs are scary and new jobs in new professions are even scarier. The people who stay felt the same as you - they just just made themselves keep going until they got comfortable.

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