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bedside nursing, is it really that bad? - page 3

So I have been reading a lot about nurses hating bedside nursing lately. I know that at some point in my career as a bedside nurse I really wanted to throw in the towel. That is why I went and got my... Read More

  1. Visit  OCRN3 profile page
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    Username RN, you have great points, also same reason why I left the floor at some point when I thought it was not worth it. Same point happen to us, where I work the floor. Sometimes though, the good outweighs the bad. I worked per diem on a really bad floor for a few years, and if I had to work there full time I would absolutely hate it. To this day, mAnagement there is horrible and treat their nurses like work horses. They care more about patient satisfaction scores then anything else. I am sure there are far worse floor jobs then good ones. If that is the kind of floor you work on, you will get burnt out in a week. That's the sad part of our job, no one care about us nurses as much anymore. Many floor nurses are even scared to open their mouth to this unfair treatment. I agree that there is good and bad in nursing, mostly bad on the floor. Hopefully you can find your niche soon.

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  2. Visit  NJnewRN profile page
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    Eh, to each his own. I can say that floor nursing by far has given me some great and horrible experiences. With just my nursing diploma, I have to two options: Ship out (turn in the license) or go back to school (get an advance degree). Maybe something is wrong with me, but one of the very last times I worked on the floor, it took me out for months. Sorry I can't handle 14 tele, post-op, med/surg patients. I call it traumatizing. This is not an isolated issue as I used to be a travel nurse. For me the it's the lack of control when you are maxed at 8 to 9 pts and they keep sending admissions. Next thing you know someone falls, RRT, codes... Who gets blamed? Yes, I can't live like that. To each his own. I have no problem with bedside nursing when safety is NOT an issue. Since I've come to realize that will never happen, I'm choosing to go back to school. Like I said, to each his own.
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    Quote from OCRN3
    Username RN, you have great points, also same reason why I left the floor at some point when I thought it was not worth it. Same point happen to us, where I work the floor. Sometimes though, the good outweighs the bad. I worked per diem on a really bad floor for a few years, and if I had to work there full time I would absolutely hate it. To this day, mAnagement there is horrible and treat their nurses like work horses. They care more about patient satisfaction scores then anything else. I am sure there are far worse floor jobs then good ones. If that is the kind of floor you work on, you will get burnt out in a week. That's the sad part of our job, no one care about us nurses as much anymore. Many floor nurses are even scared to open their mouth to this unfair treatment. I agree that there is good and bad in nursing, mostly bad on the floor. Hopefully you can find your niche soon.

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    Thank you, I'm hoping to find my niche soon too. Sorry my post was so negative after your very positive one. I had just got home last night after a very hard day.
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    Hey guys,

    I am currently working as a CNA in a nursing home and will soon (if my interview go well) start working as a PCT in a hospital. I don't have hospital experience, however I can say that I was surprised by the work nurses do at nursing homes. It seems that most of their time is spent on paperwork and meds. Also, it seems like EVERYONE of the nurses stay 1-2 hours after their shift to finish paperwork. Plus they don't get paid for those hours. As a nursing student (starting this fall) I wanted to know if this was true for nurses in the hospital. I am particularly interested in hearing about the ER and ICU. Thanks.

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