Published Feb 24, 2014
.....especially as a new grad? I graduated last May. I have I interviewed for several LTC positions (bc noone else will really consider new grads), and I always ask about nurse to pt ratios and general expectations. These employers want soooo much outta you, but wont even give a decent orientation for goodness sake! 3 days is the 'norm' around here. Even the aides get 2 wks! I HAVE heard this from former classmates as well. If facilities dont wanna get SUED then why cant they at least offer adequate training and staffing??! Plz help me figure out how I can avoid places that abuse NEW GRAD nurses AND STILL somehow get a job!!!
I'd hate to be a new grad; sounds brutal out there. All I can think, if I was in your shoes I'd try not to be married to a geographic location. Do you have really strong ties where you are? It might be worth your while to look for some remote place where they have trouble getting nurses. They might be more willing to deal. If there's an abundance of hungry new grads in your area, employers will pull crap just because they can. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you find a situation where they appreciate you. Good luck.
Ty, triciaj :) It IS rough out here for new grads!!!
I agree with not being stuck to a geographical area. I was willing to relocate and found an amazing job which will require a move but will be SO worth it!
nurseprnRN, BSN, RN
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(What is "Ty"? I thought that was the guy that made Beanie Babies!)
Ty is "thank you"
Just a quick reminder: we have many readers who do not speak "text" and for whom the txtspk abbreviations are not readable. We are not supposed to use them, so please use English per TOS, above every post box. Thanks! (What is "Ty"? I thought that was the guy that made Beanie Babies!)
Lol (laugh out loud), it means thank-you :). I usually type out properly, but when on my tablet, txt just, well happens
brandy1017, ASN, RN
I thought lol meant lots of luck (with that) not laugh out loud!
Mn nurse 22
In long term care, lol can also mean "little old lady"
Lol, that's funny.
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