I Love My Job!

  1. 18 I am about 800 hours in to my first RN position as an emergency nurse. While I was working late last night and juggling 5 patients of moderate acuity including a ETOH withdraw, a ?perfed ERCP, a PE, a chemical splash to eyes, and a renal colic. Between assessing them and running orders I took a second and thought man, I love this.

    I work with an amazing team of nurses, both new and with 25+ years behind them. Every single nurse is a joy to work with. I am so grateful they take the time to teach me, and I feel like I contribute to the team.

    Work is so infinitely better than school. The paychecks are nice too!

    It's even nicer being juuuuust a little more familiar with the place than the new residents, so that I actually seemed knowledgeable when they asked for help

    Do you love your job too?

    Let's spread a little happiness today!
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    flyingchange has '2+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'MPH Student Fall/14, Emergency, Research'. From 'Canada'; Joined Nov '08; Posts: 309; Likes: 417.

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  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    I do, but I work in research.

    The team you work with is what makes or breaks any job.
    CHESCCRP, NewTexasRN, marydc, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  KimberlyRN89 profile page
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    Quote from equestriRN
    Work is so infinitely better than school. The paychecks are nice too!
    If I could like your post twice, I would. Just for this comment alone! Lol. I'm a new LPN & I loooove working. I work in corrections & no two shifts are the same. But school starts in about 10 days My senior year! I'll be finished with my BSN next spring . It's gonna be a drag to go back to school, but I know it will be better in the long run.
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  5. Visit  britney705 profile page
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    Thanks for this post!! I'm only a pre-nursing student and its nice to hear a POSITIVE story about someone's experience fresh out of school and actually working. It's awesome you usually only hear horror stories which I'm soooo tired of hearing. I mean I know that nursing is not an easy job and that it does comes with a lot of negatives but it's good to hear someone place emphasis on the positives. It reminds me why I want to do this. Congratulations on your new found happiness!!
  6. Visit  hakunamatataRN profile page
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    This is awesome to hear. I'm a new grad on the floor, but interviewed and wanted the ER so bad. The floor is tough, but it is good experience. Corrections is also my other secret area of choice, I'd like to ultimately do that. So glad to hear you guys are loving your jobs, it's where I am hoping my first one gets me
  7. Visit  MissRN2b profile page
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    I agree that it's awesome to finally hear about a new grad who is loving his/her job. I have recently been reading so many posts from nurses that have been having horrible experiences with their new jobs. Reading about migraines, sleepless nights, irritability, and so forth, has really made me nervous about what I have to look forward to. This post, however, has put a smile on my face . Thank you equestiRN for that. This tells me that it is possible to love ones job right out of nursing school.
    SkilledorthoLPN likes this.
  8. Visit  alicia3825 profile page
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    I totally agree with you! I have been an LVN on a transplant floor and we work with the number 1 liver and kidney transplant programs in texas and in the nation! I love all my patients, and I work with an awesome team of seasoned and new nurses. Its always nice coming to work knowing that yes we will get our confused ESLD patients but that in the end everyone is alway so greatful that we were there for them! Its great knowing that your patients appreciate what you do for them at their worst! Great Post!
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  9. Visit  SkilledorthoLPN profile page
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    Well I have been an LPN for just over two yrs, my first nursing job was at a LTC facility with 30 resident's and a team who was all about themselves, it was difficult but I got in the groove. I stayed for about a yr and was dismissed for something that I didnt do, even though I took responsibility because it involved my aids and I was the charge nurse, well leaving that job made me wonder if I really wanted to be a nurse. I found another job at a skilled orthopedic rehab and I have been there for almost a yr and I have completely fallen in love with nursing, every aspect of it, this is what I was made for. I love it so much, back in school for my ADN and cant wait to work in acute care/ trauma!!!!!!!!!! Im glad that there are other nurses out here who actually do it for more than the money!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Visit  Jammin' RN profile page
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    Thank you so much for your post this morning! I was having some anxiety after my first week of orientation (hit the floor next Sunday) and this helped to relieve me! It's really nice to see a positive post on here!
  11. Visit  cherryames1949 profile page
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    Thanks for accentuating the positive! I love my job and can't imagine doing anything else. Thirty years and counting. I'm so glad that someone is coming after me who feels the same way.😍
  12. Visit  billyboblewis profile page
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    I remember working in the early stages of my career and all the bizarre and upseting things you were exposed to. Life is truly fragile. A 72 year old blind man shot to death by police because he was waving a pistol around wildly firing off rounds. A dead baby brought in by her mom after she had suffocated in bed...We did cpr for a long period of time to bring some peace to the family. The 39 year old man dying of a heart attack when he thought he had a cold and the wife there waiting. People going wild on various combinations of drugs and having to tie them to bed to keep them from harming themselves or us. Shootouts in the staircases..and this was in a rural area...Working in the er makes everything else boring but you do learn to enjoy helping people in regular med surg once you get the hang of it. A hospital is not the normal place for anyone to be and so you always have an aura of excitement.










    Quote from equestriRN
    I am about 800 hours in to my first RN position as an emergency nurse. While I was working late last night and juggling 5 patients of moderate acuity including a ETOH withdraw, a ?perfed ERCP, a PE, a chemical splash to eyes, and a renal colic. Between assessing them and running orders I took a second and thought man, I love this.

    I work with an amazing team of nurses, both new and with 25+ years behind them. Every single nurse is a joy to work with. I am so grateful they take the time to teach me, and I feel like I contribute to the team.

    Work is so infinitely better than school. The paychecks are nice too!

    It's even nicer being juuuuust a little more familiar with the place than the new residents, so that I actually seemed knowledgeable when they asked for help

    Do you love your job too?

    Let's spread a little happiness today!
    cherryames1949 likes this.
  13. Visit  hopefulheath profile page
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    As a student starting the RN program this fall, it is so refreshing to read about a positive work experience!! I understand that people need to vent and nursing is not all peaches and cream but it makes me feel better that there are Nurses out there that enjoy their job!!!
  14. Visit  FMF Corpsman profile page
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    Quote from britney705
    i mean i know that nursing is not an easy job and that it does comes with a lot of negatives but it's good to hear someone place emphasis on the positives. it reminds me why i want to do this. congratulations on your new found happiness!!
    britney, you're right, nursing is not an easy job, but the rewards are there, if you take the time to see and appreciate them, otherwise, this too will be just another thankless job, from which you'll soon burn out. i know you didn't ask for it, but i have over thirty years on this job, so i take a few liberties now and then, and one of them is giving unsolicited advice when it comes to nursing. i would advise you to take a long hard look at your career choice before you commit to something in which you are already seeing the negatives. you are taking a wise road; by going the path of lpn to rn, you are seeing what is in store for you and what others in the field must go through at the same time. it will give you a respect for them that others may not have since you will have been in their shoes at one time. i know it isn't easy, but i would encourage you to stay the course, as some of the best nurses i have ever known and the finest nurses i have ever had the privilege of working along side of have been those who have taken the same path you are currently on. along this path you get not only expertise you get from the rn program but you also get the practical experience by being an lpn, but are lacking in so many of the rn's programs. things you just cannot learn from a book. practical experience in dealing with the patients, lpn's spend more time with the patient's than rn's tend to, one on one doing dressing changes, hs care, baths whatever, depending on the shift and whatever floor or specialty unit and/or if lpn's are even utilized in the unit. many hospitals have done away with lpn's altogether, which i think is a fatal error on their part, but they didn't call and ask me, so. it is your life and your future britney, be certain before you invest so much of your time and energy into it. i personally think it is absolutely worth it, but when i started, i had a completely different kind of motivation.
    cherryames1949 likes this.


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