My understanding is that new nurses (recent graduates) are the most likely to leave the field. If true, why is this? Is it because they underestimated the job's demands?
Personally, I never worked a day as a CNA and do not see it as particularly beneficial. Unless of course you see your whole future as an RN as cleaning poop and repositioning patients etc. The roles are completely different and while nurses do a large amount of patient care that is something anyone can do. Now a days many places like to hire RNs who were a CNA in the facility first but that is because they know you and your work ethic etc. Networking is always important for newbies. All of this said anyone who has read these boards even a bit knows why there is such turnover. These are things like: lack of respect, high demands, staffing issues, expectations of doing more with less, heavy patient loads, and of course the all encompassing patient satisfaction scores that are all so important now a days. The expectations are enormous and becoming harder to reach by the day. My pay hasn't increased for all of this extra effort and stress though. The hospital has now become the Burger King Drive through where patients "get it their way" and now. Do not be late with that pain medicine and by all means make that ice a little colder. I digress as surely you get the picture
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