First let me explain my situation. I am a new RN I graduated this summer and started working in an ER right away. I loved it! I love the fast pace, the not knowing what is going to walk in through the door... but recently I have just had it with everything at the hospital. Our ER has gone through some major changes lately and it has completely stressed out the whole staff. Everyday we walk in the door and the whole ER has basically changed from the night before. How we run the department is completely changing everyday. Besides that it does not seem that most people who work there want to work as a team. Everyone is constantly screaming at each other and it all has just gotten to be too much. I am sick of coming to work just to be screamed at by the patients, the other RN's and the doctors. I understand we are all overworked and stressed, but if we all treated each other a little bit nicer and worked together more it would be a much better place to work. So to get to the point my questions.... is this normal? Am I just being to sensitive? Should I stay or should I look to go somewhere else? I hate to leave, I have only been there 4 months and feel like if I leave I am being a quitter, but dont know how much more I can handle. Advice is desperately needed!
Dec 15, '06
Do you have a supportive nurse manager or nursing supevisor you can vent to perhaps? He or she should be more than willing to listen to your concerns. If not, then maybe it is time to transfer inhouse or somewhere else altogether different. Good luck. It bites to not enjoy your working environment and/or colleagues...
Dec 15, '06
I think it sounds like the whole place is out of control. Its one thing to thrive on chaos when it comes to getting the adrenaline-rush. However, its another to have staff screaming at each other. That is too out of control.