"You've never said you liked nursing." A vent. - page 4

Had a really tough shift the other day, and I brought it home. My husband asked me what was wrong, and I just rambled for 15 minutes. When I was done, he said to me, "You've never said you liked... Read More

  1. Visit  RN In FL profile page
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    I am so upset I put all that time, money, & effort into school for this & this is what I get. Disappointed![/QUOTE]

    Exactly, what were you expecting???
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  3. Visit  RN In FL profile page
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    Quote from bendyprissy
    Wow, I knew I was not the only one but I had no idea this many nurses felt just as appalled and devastated with this "job" as I do! Kind of nice to not be the only one so absolutely frustrated and angry! I am an RN on a post-op Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Med/Surg unit in a hospital. I have been a nurse for a whopping 6 months. I hate it! I only cry occassionally now vs every night at work. I am so upset I put all that time, money, & effort into school for this & this is what I get. Disappointed!
    You are disappointed? Exactly what were you expecting??
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  4. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Quote from RN In FL
    You are disappointed? Exactly what were you expecting??
    Probably a professional environment within which to work - not much to ask for.
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  5. Visit  RN In FL profile page
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    Quote from netglow
    Probably a professional environment within which to work - not much to ask for.
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
  6. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    You see this is what I assume from your posts. Simply stated, that, you are the type that never has been in a professional environment to be able to benefit from the difference it makes or to have any where-with-all to even want to be in one, if you could. Some people are the "it's my lot in life" types. You would be surprised at what you could have if you'd only want it for yourself and those you work with.
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  7. Visit  awalker1015 profile page
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    Though I loved my patients, I hated nursing the whole time I worked at the hospital. It was exhausting being treated so poorly. Then I left for a specialty practice and I love it.
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  8. Visit  squatmunkie_RN profile page
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    Hmm, one of those people who think thinks nurses should shut up and take whatever the boss man throws at them.
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  9. Visit  dudette10 profile page
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    No, you're not sorry for your attitude toward newer 2nd degree nurses. I am also not sorry for my perspective on the work environment. You seem to get mighty riled up at those who don't share your view of the profession. I'm glad you like what you do and the environment you do it in. I don't, and my and others stating so shouldn't send you into an apoplectic fit.
    DoeRN, Savvy20RN, and joanna73 like this.
  10. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I saw exactly what nursing was when I was in clinical, and I wasn't impressed then either. I'm also a second career nurse, and I was very aware of what I was entering. I also knew back in my second year of my four year program that I had no intention of staying in bedside nursing forever, and I still don't. Bedside nursing can suck the life out of anyone, due to the environment that exists, which none of us asked for. It just is what it is. Fortunately, nursing offers many choices. I'm paying my dues without complaint at the bedside, but I am getting out within the next few years, and that is a choice I won't regret. My quality of life comes first, and many people, including the OP feel this way. If we weren't dealing with chronic understaffing, mandatory overtime, and lack of resources, more nurses would enjoy the bedside I'm sure. Nursing is great....it's the current system, which we did not create that is draining.
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  11. Visit  mtngrl profile page
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    I am totally sick of nursing. I AM SO SICK OF BEING UNDERSTAFFED EVERY DAY EVERY MONTH EVERY YEAR EVERY JOB!!!! In non nursing jobs being understaffed isn't the same stress as when it is in nursing. I am soooooooo ready to do any job other than nursing, the only reason I havn't quit yet is money of course. Been at it 8 yrs so burned out, and have tried many different kinds of nursing. Just don't like it.
  12. Visit  catlvr profile page
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    I love love love nursing, but not my facility. There are not many options where I live (almost a monopoly here, and that seldom leads to anything good), so I'm trying to stick it out for a while until I find a new job. I'm a second career nurse as well, but after 20 years of being a secretary, I guess that I'm used to getting the brunt of the badness of the work world (:
  13. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    I was having this very discussion with my girlfriend from nursing school the other day. Neither of us had a higher calling or some divine saintly moment when we felt called to be nurses. I like being a nurse, and so does she, but it is a blue collar job that puts food on the table.
  14. Visit  FLmed profile page
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    We are understaffed at our hospital. We are frequently getting very high acuity patients that have no business being on a Med-Surg floor as well. I had a patient with a blood sugar of 800 and I was required to check blood sugar every hour. What? Really? I had 5 other patients
    that day. How does one juggle this? Needless to say, I got behind on everything. I just keep saying to myself, "I can only do the best that I can do." This patient should have been upgraded to ICU or at least PCU to be on endotool, but there weren't any beds available. The computerized charting can make it easier, but when you're interrupted 13 times while you're just trying to assess your first patient, it's very easy to have holes in your documentation. That's why I stay late to ensure that my documentation was done correctly. If ED calls report, we have 2 minutes to get to the phone. Got written up the other day because I was gowned up in a C Diff patient's room taking care of the code brown without a CNA to be found. I'm okay with cleaning the patient up-- even with the lack of help. I realize the CNAs can't be in 14 different places at one time, just like the RNs can't. I would never leave my patient soiled, and I did what needed to be done. But, to get written up because I didn't answer ED's call. Really?? Annoying. Why can't I just call them back when I'm done cleaning up the patient. I love being a nurse. I really do, and I love my patients (well-- 85% of them). I do not like management. Things have to change. I don't have the time with my patients like I want. I am not sure how much longer I can go on like this, and it's a shame. My hospital will be losing a damn good nurse who genuinely cares about her patients. I really think I would like Med-Surg nursing if the ratios were lower and management had our backs.
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