Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Job hunting again

It's not that I am a job hopper... it's that I am NOT a job settler... Tele... as I feared is not for me. A lot of things have happened to lead me this way... but most importantly was that this job interfered in my family too much. Since I do not work to live or live to work at this stage in my life... the priority has to shift. I just don't feel the need to work in acute care like a slave, when my true passion and enjoyment... I have already discovered. I guess it just takes that step away to reevaluate life where you learn that... Yes... I AM A CHRONIC CARE PEDS NURSE.

I am still going to go for my masters degree, however, it'll be in Management... since my new career path has lead me to that direction... now to just get all the life stuff out of the way and get onward toward a new... and not so new path.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Insert Sounds of Squealing Brakes here...

My RN-MSN has been put on hold.

Why? Because I am about to tear my hair out.

You see I had the bright idea to become a foster parent. Then, I had the bright idea to say yes to a two month old after already having a 3 year old. I then had the bright idea to say yes to a 14 year old after already having a 4 year old and a 11 month old. I then had the bright idea to say yes to a 7 month old, after already having a 4 year old, a 1 year old, and a 14 year old.

Oh yeah then I got the bright idea to start a PCU Tele job at a hospital AT NIGHT!

Yeah I'm not that bright :-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

No likey

I don't like my new job... big surprise. Probably because it's tele/medsurg...bleck! Oh well... Great company tho right!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Let the new journey begin

First hospital position day 1. It's just a week filled with new hire orientation classroom stuff, but it's exciting. Is itwrong to say that this feels like I am finally starting a real nursing job? It's not that I haven't had years of nursing experience and some actual critical care events. But I've felt like a pill pusher, babysitter, and a Medical Assistant at my last positions, so this...this is the beginning.

Friday, November 21, 2014

On to the Next Step

Well it's on to the next next for me. Last day at Urgent Care was today and was less than Urgent. Excited to start this next chapter after a two week break and a ton of school work! :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cardiac PCU

Received my offer letter and orientation paperwork. I have my pre-employment physical on Tuesday. This is getting pretty real here. 1 more week until my last day at my current job, then I have a two week break before starting the new one on the 8th. I have a ton of school work to get through before starting since I know my time will be limited.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Career News

Ok so I did get a call from HR from the ER position and tentatively accepted it. Given that I needed a start date that wouldn't bankrupt me and I have already given notice at work. I was starting to get worried that come my two weeks notice being up I'd be unemployed in the end.

So in order to not to burn a bridge I went to an interview at a closer facility in their Cardiac PCU (step down ICU) that a very good friend from nursing school told me about. Walking out of there, just like NCLEX, I left feeling like I totally blew it and had no hope. The floor is a big change for sure.

So lets see...

ER- too far away
ER- Kids
ER- more money than I make now
ER- Nights
ER- Huge variety, fast paced, some things I already know a lot about. Some things I know NOTHING about.

PCU- Lots of things I know nothing about, small things I know some things about, LOTS of learning potential and critical care experience
PCU- way closer
PCU- No kids
PCU- more money than I make now
PCU- Nights

There was one thing I had no interest in doing was kids ER... so that and the distance were the deciding factors for sure on why I would take the PCU job. I mean either way I am excited to get to be a NURSE!