Been working in ICU for over 6months and I love the nursing part but hate the politics and drama on my unit.
Previously, I worked as a LPN in LTC, school health and Substance abuse.
My long term goal is to teach nursing school and or open up my own assisting living or HH agency.
Right now I only
have my ADN and don't have many options. Many people are dying to be in my shoes, however I'm just about fed up with bedside nursing period.
I want to request part time but my husband thinks that will put a target on my back and my job may fire me for wanting to work less hours.
Honestly, working parttime in bedside is the only way I can see my self surviving.
I'm tired of taking ativan the night before and after my shifts.
Tired, of the cattiness and rudeness of docs, nurses, family, and patients.
Tired of 13 hours shifts ( my shift never ends on time).
Tired of rushed 30 minute lunch breaks
Tired of management
Just plain ole tired.
If I could I would do full time School nursing or substance abuse in a heart beat. I'd even dreamed of working in post partum or well baby nursery.
So over it....