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I hate my offer Letter!

Hello MNC,

I hate my offer letter and need ideas on negotiating. I  recently decided to make a job change for various reasons.

I got interviewed at a hospital that I really want to work at. The interview went well and I received an offer letter from this hospital.

My problem is that I hate my offer letter! I like the hospital and I am going to be working on my specialty unit which are both bonuses. But I cannot seem to get over the offer they made me.

I am not a novice nurse by any means and I feel that I should be paid more. What should I do?

Annoyed Nurse

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Frustrated New Mommy: Nursing vs Childcare

Hello MNC,

I recently became a new mommy and am loving it. But I am faced with a dilemma!My husband works a 9-5 job and I work 8 hour day-shift as well, so we discussed childcare.

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How to Fit in on Your New Job

How to fit in on your new job shares tips on getting along with your co-workers at a new job. Much has been said about how people should treat a new employee but not a lot as to how that new employee should adapt.

Not to worry, here are tips to help

  1. Be Friendly: At a new job, you want to make sure that you are personable and friendly with everyone you meet. Don’t set out to ruffle any feathers.
  2. Be Respectful: Your co-workers have been there longer than you have so give that respect of probably understanding the job’s culture better than you do.
  3. Be Mindful: For this, you would need to have emotional intelligence to understand how your actions and/or non-reactions may be perceived by your co-workers. While you do not want to come across as pretentious, you want to make sure that you are not sending out unintentional negative vibes
  4. Ask Questions: It is commonly said that you never get lost asking questions and that is correct. So ask questions! If you don’t understand, it is okay to ask questions for clarity and to avoid confusion down the line.
  5. Keep an Open Mind: Do not go in with preconceived notions about what should happen. Every job, dynamic and relationships are different. So while it is okay to have certain job expectations, don’t expect to see everything follow set paths that you may have known. Keep an open mind and learn new things
  6. Don’t engage in Gossip: You’re the newbie here.While engaging in gossip may sometimes be tempting, don’t do it. Being a gossip reflects badly on you and though you may not know it, people are watching

Lastly, relax and enjoy your new job. Let the new adventure take you somewhere you have not been before and make it a point to learn something from this job.

Good Luck!

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How to Make your Nurses Happy

How to make your nurses happy provides simple steps on what to do to keep happy nurses and in turn, happy patients

  1. Listen to Your Nurses– Understand that your nurses thrive when you listen to their opinions. You may not be able to act upon every opinion that is given but at least you give them a chance to be heard, which is what 99.9% of nurses want.

2. Treat Every Nurse Fairly: Every nurse deserves to be treated fairly whether or not you agree with what is being said. You may not realize it, but once in a position of leadership (or not), people are very observant of what you do or do not do. Make it a habit to be fair to all your nurses.

3. Treat Every Nurse with Respect: Fairness and respect go hand in hand. When you are fair to your nurses, you automatically want to treat them with respect. Respect is an emotional feeling, a sense of self that every one has. You show you respect nurses, through your interactions and the enforcement of the policies that you have in place.

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Help Precepting an Older Nurse

Hello MNC,

Help precepting an older nurse! I recently came across your website and wanted to share my story. I am currently precepting an older nurse who is a recent graduate and it is no fun.

I started out on being her preceptor with an open mind and willing to show her the ropes. I am younger but have been a nurse for several years, at least much longer than my new orientee has been, which is zero!

I am mindful of the age gap and always respectful and professional in my communication with her as well as my co-workers.

This is a career change for her and I constantly get the feeling of being talked down to. An example of this is, the other day, I went to show her how to perform a new procedure and she completely shut me down saying, “I don’t need to know this right now, you can show me later.”

I was quite shocked and upset! This is a new orientee who should simply be learning the ropes and can do what she wants later. My co-workers think she is a PITA and I am beginning to think so too.

My supervisor asked me how things are going and I tell her, “very well”. I am wondering if I shouldn’t mention it to her because if this new orientee has a problem dealing with me because I am younger, she will definitely have problems on our unit as everyone is almost as young as I am.

Any suggestions?

Frustrated Preceptor

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