I'm a new nurse and I feel like I need to say "yes" everything that is sent my way (shift changes, additional duties, extra hours, etc) I want to look good for my new supervisors and I want my coworkers to like me.
How can I say no? Should I say no??
I always work really hard at everything I do. But it's only been 4 months and I am TIRED from all the extra things i've been doing for my coworkers and other hospital staff.
I have been wanting to go back to school to get my RN degree. I have a BS in the health field but it is from 1996. Every school I talk to tells me that basically my degree is invalid because it is from so long ago. I have been told I have to start over. How can this be right? I paid for and earned this degree, now it isn't worth anything? Help! #education #nursing #bogusrules
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My dilemma: I was terminated from my last position as a Nurse Manager in 7 months. Prior to this I was a Nurse Manager at another hospital and left for more better position and pay. I have been out of work 4 months now and have applied as both a Nurse Manager and Assistant Manager for open positions. I interviewed for 2 Nurse Manager positions but was declined, it seems once the interviewing manager saw the name if the last hospital which stands out in NYC as an excellent institution. Never mind the torture my supervisor and director put me through for the 7 months. I took no days off, never called out sick and worked padt my 7 1/2 hours to make sure my unit ran efficiently. I reported them to the EEOC but got nowhere. I contacted a lawyer who said "I'm sorry that happened to you, but they can terminate for whatever reason they want." Even the Director of HR was tied into my elimination. They posted my position when I was there almost 3 months and when I was asked by my staff if I was leaving and why, they alerted me my position was posted. My bosses and the director of HR said it wasn't and they had no idea what I was talking about when I showed them the printout. I was told it was an old posting. Finally I get offered a 13 week contract close to home; however, I won't be able to get medical insurance until a month from when the contract ends. This is an issue for me, as I really need medical. The hospital where the 13 week contract is has a posted full time position with benefits where I will be going. So I applied today. However, I am to meet with the agency tomorrow who got me the job. Because I really need a full time job with benefits, I am wondering if I should hold off taking the 13 week contract and try to contact the manager at the facility directly to see if she would hire me full time. Not sure what to do.
I’m an ADN-RN and I have been “terminated” from the last 3 jobs I have had for being a “great Nurse but not a great fit.” Which in each I can agree with because they were not in the area of Nursing I wanted to be working in. And for those who are reading this and not of the medical field, getting in your specialty can be either a great pain in the butt, because you have to work at least 2 years on a med/surge floor, than another 1-2 years on a ER/Trauma Unit. Plus you must receive & maintain multiple certifications that can only be acquired if you are working in a hospital. That’s the pain in the butt way. Now I know some people I went to school with were able to get onto units of their choice because they knew someone who was able to get them in. Anyway back to my “terminations.” My very first job as a RN was in home Care with NICU babies, which I stayed at for a little over 2 years before I decided to get my first Hospital job. Actually It was the only way I could get a Hospital job was getting 2 years experience in home care first. I went from 1 patient a night to one of the busiest ERs in the metro area. I was let go at the end of my probation because I couldn’t handle a full patient load by the end of my time. I was told I was a Great Nurse with Great skills and that they didn’t like letting me go, but they needed someone who could handle a full load on their own. I was acceptable for rehire in the hospital but I didn’t receive any help from them in relocating. The next two places I work were places said the same. I have been unemployed since August and have tried applying at hospitals only to be told by on HR department I wasn’t hirable because of my terminations. I’ve really lost my confidence and have become very depressed and my anxiety is through the roof. I’m not sure what to do anymore. I have really blown some interviews because of my anxiety. What should I do?