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5/16/07 5:56 P

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There is always a nursing shortage, but it never seems to be in the area that you wish to get your job in. Being a nurse myself I can tell you, if you want to take care of patients that will/should be what your mind is mostly based upon not the type of job it is. Once you get out in the "nursing" jobs you will notice that somethings may change but not all, only the people you around is really the greatest change in switching jobs in nursing. It will come, and sometimes we have to pay or dues (working nights), or end up with a job we despise because we just have to have that day time shift.

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5/16/07 10:00 A

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The job sounds wonderful. Your nerves are normal. Take a deep breath and enjoy the offer. The unit sounds like a wonderful place to start out. You will learn on the job, that is normal. Just remember you will not learn it all over night. So starting out, you will be exhausted...but it will be a good exhaustion. The orientation sounds great, make sure you meet weekly with your mentor to give and get feedback. Keep us posted and do not forget the thank-you note!
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5/16/07 8:15 A

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Andrea, thanks for everything. You are great!!!

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5/15/07 10:31 P

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you and me both sister!!! lol, i loose during the week, gain it all back on the weekend, loose again and gain again. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, and that in every experience there is a lesson to be learned. Try it out, and give it some time, you can always change your mind latter on if you really dont like it, or who know maybe you will really like it, stay open and give it your best. Perhaps you can find a skinny body that you can transplant your head on, lol.
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KRISSYM826's Photo KRISSYM826 Posts: 61
5/15/07 10:21 P

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Well it is on a trasplant unit. Most of the patient are post transplant. They also have patients on VADs. I am really nervous because I feel like I have no knowledge and this is like a step down unit. They said I would have 6 months of orientation and everyone seems really nice and everyone seems to enjoy their job on the floor. It seems like a real team environment. So I am pretty sure that I am going to take it. I told them I would let them know by Friday. Thanks for everything!! Now I just need to get this friggin weight off of me! :) emoticon

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emoticon emoticon emoticon yippy, that is great, how about now changing that topic to YEEE I got a job!!!!
So tell us which is it, the first one you talked about what are you going to be doing, when do you start, details girl, details.
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KRISSYM826's Photo KRISSYM826 Posts: 61
5/15/07 10:13 P

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They offered me the position!!! WOOHOO I am kid of nervous though! I guess that is normal when starting a new career and taking people's lives in your hands. I told them I would let them know by Friday but I think I am going to take it!!! Thanks for everything everyone!! emoticon

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woo hoo, good for you, will keep my fingers crossed for you, get back here afterwards and let us know what happened ok. Good luck!!!!!!






 
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5/14/07 4:34 P

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Well, it is MOST important for me to like my job. I think that nursing is one of the most important careers and if I took a job that I didn't enjoy, my work would suffer, and since my work is taking care of people, I don't think it is a smart thing to do to take a job that I don't or wont like. I also know that nurses burn out really easy, especially if they work a job that they hate. I think that I would like to not hate my job and not dread going to work. Therefore, it is most important for me to find a job that I will at least like in not love.

On a positive note- I have an interview tomorrow morning. Granted it is at a hosptial about 40 minutes away but it is on a transplant unit. I am very excited. I will let everyone know what happens. Thanks for all of the support. You guys are awesome!!!
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5/14/07 3:31 P

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Hi Krissy,
I work in Illinois, so I can't help you with a job, but the recruiter in my local hospital has a saying: There's no nursing shortage on the day shift! Most new nurses end up working 3-11 or 11-7 or 12 hour nights to start. Also, the pickier you are about the unit you want, the more difficult it will be to get a job. You have to decide what is most important to you. Good luck!

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KRISSYM826's Photo KRISSYM826 Posts: 61
5/13/07 9:41 A

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That is a great idea about the thank you card, so when I FINALLY get interviewed I will keep that in mind. Thanks!!! :)
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5/12/07 9:32 P

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The right job will come along. I do not know any institution that works fast with the offer. Be patient. The other thing you might do if you have not done it already is send a thank-you note to the manager who interviewed you. It never hurts to grease the wheel....
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5/12/07 2:41 P

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good luck on the job hunt.it will happen.

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5/12/07 2:40 P

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I'm 23 and just got married this past October and my plan is a minimum of 2 years from now to try for a baby but probably within the next 5...we'll see. I know my husband is more eager than I am at this point...he's 28...but we need to both be better at being healthy and managing ourselves before adding someone new to the mix.

Anyway, keep looking for that job, you'll find one and a way to make it all work. Then you can really look forward to what becomes available when you finish school. Job searching next spring is already getting me nervous and excited. I don't know where I'll be heading after graduation next May. Oregon, Atlanta and eastern NY are all possibilities at the moment.

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5/12/07 2:22 P

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Krissy I understand completely what you are saying. I always told everyone all I want to be is a mom. I have 2 sons and in sept they will both be in college. It is breaking my heart. Enjoy each and every minute.
When the right job comes you will know it, finishing your education is a great idea. Good luck with the job search. There are so many options open to nurses. Schools, the y, hospitals, Drs offices..anything is better than nothing while you are in school...

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KRISSYM826's Photo KRISSYM826 Posts: 61
5/12/07 11:44 A

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Well, I have always wanted a baby. I have always wanted to be a mother and I believe that is why I was put on this earth. It is the most important thing to me. Plus, my husband is 36 and I would like him to be young when we have children too, but it wont be for a couple of years- he wants to wait at least 2 years so we will see. That will at least give me time to graduate from the bachelor's prgram and be comfortable working before I get pregnant!

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hi there, beautiful picture, congradulations. Well it sounds like you have alot on your plate, your still in school, but you are looking for a job, but you want a baby. hmmmm, which is your priority?
Anyway, hang in there, if you dont get a job, then the job you applied for is not for you and keep looking, you can also apply for the higher paying one and see what answer you get from both of them, and if you get both of them atleast then you have the choice. I think its a good thing that you are trying to get the eating under control now before having a baby, but at the age of 23 what is the hurry about having a baby, why not enjoy being married first and do all the things that are are hard to do with a child in your life, because once its there, it will be a loooooooonnngggg time before that time rolls around again.





 
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Well, I am really trying to get into one of the 2 main trauma hospitals right now. Hopefully I will get something. I have given it another week and if I dont hear from the manager of the floor I applied to I am going to see what else I can find at another hospital- who is paying more anyways!!!

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5/12/07 9:38 A

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Too bad you aren't in Maine! I could get you a job in a heartbeat. What kind of work are you looking for? have you tried long term care?

And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.



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Well, it has been about 3 weeks that I have been looking for a job and still no luck. All the crap about nurses being in need is a bunch of CRAP!!!! The only nurses in need in Florida are night nurses and I am still in school for the Bachelor's in science and nursing so I cant do nights :( Oh well, hopefully something will turn up soon!!!! On a positive note I started seeing a personal trainer three days a week. He is AWESOME!!! I am on a 1200 calorie a day diet which really sucks! My poor body is so sore but I lvoe it! Hopefully my little ticker will be on its way down. The only bad thing is he only trains Monday wednesday and friday so if I ever find a job and have to work on any of those days I will be working out after a really long day at the hospital. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do! Hope everyone else is doing fabulous!!! emoticon

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