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  1. Fresh RN

    I was an LVN for 6 years and have recently (7 months) gotten my RN. I am currently a treatment nurse at a LTC facility and love wound care, but am seriously questioning if I have made the right career choice. I’m not sure if it’s the toxicity of the ...
  2. I have been a nurse since August 2021. I graduated in May 2021. I landed my first job on a Med Surg/COVID unit and have been there about 5 months now. However, I seriously cannot take it any longer. The whole floor is COVID (we no longer get med surg...
  3. I’m a new grad that has just been offered a position. The hours are 3-11pm, working 24 hours a week. How is it working 3pm-11pm? Everyone keeps telling me it’s the worst possible shift. Is this true? I have three kids ( 6,4,and 1). I can’t work day ...
  4. Lost and Anxious

    Hello, my start to nursing was anything but conventional. Unfortunately I graduated during the pandemic and did not receive a roll transition. Many hospitals around me then went on hiring freezes. My particular residency program delayed start dates b...
  5. I am a grad nurse in the NICU. I struggle with being a fast learner and remembering skills (especially if only done once). I also struggle with confidence. I find myself asking for the opinions of other nurses and using other nurses as resources...
  6. 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...
  7. pinkdoves

    How do you guys do it for so long?

    I've only been a nurse for a little over a year and I have hated it since day 1. People told me it would get better. It did get better once I got used to things, but I still genuinely hate this job. I don't think acute care is for me. The thing ...
  8. Med Error

    I got an order to give insulin IV. Dextrose and calcium Gluconate due to a critical K . This order was so odd to me. I never heard anything like it. I asked the charge and I said insulin and dextrose are apposite is this order correct? She sai...
  9. I will go ahead and state that this may be a sensitive topic, so please forgive me ahead of time if I offend anyone, it is not my intention. I just need some advice from people who may have experienced the same thing I am. This may get a little long-...
  10. HelloSunshine545

    New Grad through COVID

    I started as a new grad nurse on an orthopedic floor this September, a floor that I have worked on as a CNA for about a year. I got three weeks of orientation and I felt comfortable in my position, especially since the majority of our patients are me...
  11. #1 Adapt and Overcome Remind yourself that you are capable of handling whatever your shift throws at you. You can always adapt and overcome. A positive attitude goes a long way in your next twelve hours. #2 Find A Routine That Works For You ...
  12. I just started my first nursing job as a new grad in the MICU two months ago and I want to quit so bad. I need advice. We are at max capacity Covid right now and have been since the beginning of November. While I knew it would be challenging sta...
  13. New Nurse Experience During Pandemic

    I graduated in December 2018 from an ADN program in Virginia. The commencement speaker said a few things that impacted me when I graduated. She stated that there would come a time in your nursing career where you will feel like you are not learning...
  14. IDK, What I Want To Do With Nursing

    I've been a nurse for about a year and a half now. I started as a postpartum nurse for a year and am now in a training program for OR nursing. My true passion though is babies and I want to become a labor & delivery nurse, maybe a NICU nurse in t...
  15. Resignation Question

    I started my first ever nursing job in the beginning of September. I interview for and accepted a role on a post-surgical floor and was excited to work with the manager who interviewed me. I received a call that next week from a different manager who...
  16. 9 Tips for New Grads 1. It’s OK to speak up. Even though you are new and don’t really know the culture of the organisation, if something is bothering you, speak up. For example, what if you were promised 2 preceptors, a primary preceptor, and...
  17. I feel like we have to play the role of pharmacist somewhat (knowing side effects and contraindications) and doctor somewhat (if they prescribed the correct drug, route or dose and if they considered the allergies ) and we are responsible for knowing...
  18. Hi there? I am new to posting so I’m sorry for the long read! I just recently landed my dream job in NICU/CCN. Previously I worked on a Medsurg/Renal transplant floor for a little over a year (I only have a little over a year of nursing ex...
  19. How do I stop being so emotional as a new nurse?

    New RN here since the beginning of this year. I started in LTC where I continue to work contract since I have started my new med surg position at a local hospital that I have been at for all of 2 weeks so far. So here’s my question, HOW do I stop bei...
  20. 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...
  21. Quitting first RN job

    Hi, I am an RN who will have 1 year of experience come August in the ICU. I was an LPN for 3 years before working as an RN. I did my clinicals in ICU and thought it was going to be the place for me. My clinicals and practicum were in a smaller medica...
  22. When was the last time you read your company's employee Procedures and Policies handbook? In some places, they update their handbooks every year. Do you know where your handbook is at? Please share any stories that you may have regarding "policies at...
  23. New Grad Job Searching without Referrals?

    I hope this is not a bother but as a new graduate, I am just wondering if there is anyways to find jobs that will hire/consider new graduates? I have applied to a handful of places and even got one phone call back (waiting to see if they will call ab...
  24. New RN being moved…

    I am in a residency program. I was hired into a busy ER and was expected to take 4 pt on day one. After a few weeks I was totally drowning. I asked to move to another unit and was moved to a Med/surg floor. This was much better but… I am still strugg...
  25. Hi. I'm starting my first position as a night tele nurse next week. Unfortunately, somehow in school I just didn't get a chance to practice several skills, at least not successfully, including folly catheter insertion or a successful IV. While my wor...