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  1. Nurses have ups and downs during their shifts, many times feeling the downs outweigh the ups. Isn't it great to be recognized for our successes - no matter how small? Share your feel good (or bad) moments...
  2. Out of State New Grad Advice

    I'm in need of some advice from anyone who successfully relocated out of state following graduating from a BSN program. I will be graduating from my ABSN program in Houston, Texas in December of this year and relocating near Atlanta, Georgia soon aft...
  3. I am new here and have been reading a lot of posts. Can't really find one that is recent relating to my situation so here I am. I graduated 10 years ago and practiced very briefly (6 months), then had to move to a different country that I couldn't pr...
  4. I was just offered my first job, the one I wanted, while still in accelerated nursing school, graduating 8/26! My only concern is that they suggested that I attend orientation in September. I would prefer to postpone my orientation start date to Octo...
  5. New grad Nurse quits nursing

    Hi, I'm a new grad nurse who graduated with a bachelor's in paediatric nursing in sept 19. Throughout nursing school I had my doubts whether nursing was truly for me, I completely dreaded clincials. Never had a huge interest in anatomy and physiology...
  6. Constantly Making Mistakes

    Hi everyone, I’m a new grad of about a year and a half, working as a floor nurse. Since I’ve started I’ve been repeatedly messing up. I’ve never harmed a patient, however, I’ve made 4 med errors now (some of which were purely my fault such as mi...
  7. Survey: New Nurse Burnout During COVID-19

    My name is Taylor and I am a MSN-FNP student at Simmons University. My co-investigators and I are conducting an online survey to examine the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and new graduate nurse burnout and professional satisfaction. Your ...
  8. New grad here, graduating at the end of next month. I just wanted to talk about this where people understand- I'm so happy and proud. After feeling like I'd never be smart enough to be a nurse, I am now two years later accepting a job offer at the la...
  9. Hi everyone. I am a brand new grad and I am extremely anxious about my new job in LTC. I have little experience in LTC - one and a half semesters during school (cut short by COVID). I applied to a bunch of various open positions in my area when I reg...
  10. There seem to be many posts of a certain "flavor" that relate to new grad employment contracts: 1. The employer is not giving me the training/orientation that they promised, I'm afraid for my license/mental health, etc. I need to leave- are they...
  11. Super Unhappy New Grad RN, HELP. Advice needed.

    I am a new graduate RN. I graduated in the Spring, passed my NCLEX, and am currently looking for a job. A little background, I never wanted to be a nurse. However, I do LOVE helping people. I was forced into pursuing nursing by my parents who basical...
  12. Ok so when I finished nursing school I got my dream job on a unit at a very well known and competitive hospital. My plan was always to work a few years and then go back to school to become an NP. Long story short I ended up applying to one of the bes...
  13. Is it common to go into a new grad program, with a contract, and not know what shift you will be working? Or is this a red flag?
  14. New grad straight to OR - bad idea?

    So I am a senior in nursing school and will be graduating at the end of this year. Up until a few months ago, I had no idea what specialty of nursing I wanted to get into, so I thought I would just start in med-surg since that’s what everyone seemed ...
  15. What would you do?? New Grad 2021 Houston

    Hi yall. I’m looking for some career advice. The career counselor at my school doesn’t help at all, and I have no nursing mentors to look up to ? I recently graduated with my BSN, and will be taking my NCLEX in June. I am relocating from DFW back to ...
  16. Messing Up As A New Nurse

    How to deal with mistakes? I was told to give MOM to a resident to get a faster stool sample, although I knew they had a BM the day before. MOM is mainly used for our facility protocol if no BM in X days. I just listened to the nurse, because I figur...
  17. Getting off orientation too early?

    I am a new grad LPN working on a med/surg floor. I put my notice in to stop working at the end of this month because we are military and got orders to move overseas. Anyways, I was still on orientation when I told my manager about my plan to leave. O...
  18. I don’t know what to do

    I am a New grad in a nurse residency. I have been working there for almost 3 months and recently out of orientation. Unfortunately, I do not think my unit is in a good situation right now and I am aware that with COVID-19 it’s been even more challeng...
  19. Dear Nurse Beth, I'm a new grad nurse who took the first job offer I received. At the time there was hesitancy on my part to take it because of a gut feeling. I ended up talking with other nurses, friends and family all who said to take it be...
  20. The title pretty much sums up my situation. My husband died suddenly 5 weeks ago. We have no children. I need to go back to work in order to pay bills. I am a recent nurse graduate. I haven't even taken my boards yet. I started a good j...
  21. TIP #1 Check your own practice Over time you most likely have adopted, adapted and normalized some work-arounds or shortcuts into your practice. Maybe you carry a pocketful of NS flushes in your pocket, but know you shouldn't. Since you are now a...
  22. Hello Nurse Beth, I am about to graduate with my second bachelor's in nursing. I moved to a new city for the program but knew I wasn’t going to stay here. I have applied all over including my home state (CA-which is hard to get a job for new ...
  23. Always Feeling Stupid

    I’m in L&D, I’m new to the unit and just feel stupid! My question to you is do my coworkers think I am dumb? I make small mistakes which is normal for being new, but my coworkers seem so perfect to me and never offer to tell me any stories of the...
  24. Hi all! I am currently in my second year of nursing school, and I love it so far. However, I can't help but feel like I am not getting the experience/exposure that I need. I'm a PCA at a children's behavioral facility and I work in the psychiatr...
  25. Dear Nurse Beth, I am a new Grad RN (graduated in September) and have finally had some luck with jobs after months of applying! I just got a verbal offer from a pediatric hospital, but I ALSO just did a video interview for a different hospital that i...