Bye Bye Floor Nursing

  1. 7 I have left the world of floor nursing! It is like the clouds parted with light beaming down. I'm now only focusing on my grad program. Just 5 semesters left in my BSN to DNP. I detested every minute of the drive through experience that is floor nursing. Sometimes people really need to hear No!
  2. Visit  Mom To 4 profile page

    About Mom To 4

    Mom To 4 has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'BSN to DNP student'. From 'Virginia'; Joined Jun '11; Posts: 582; Likes: 1,163.

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  3. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Congratulations! The day after I left my hospital job I felt like I'd risen from the depths of hell. 15 months later I have ZERO thoughts of ever going back.
    Loan, Mom To 4, emcadams, and 11 others like this.
  4. Visit  OCRN3 profile page
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    Yay!! Congrats to u!!

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  5. Visit  naptimeRN profile page
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    Congrats! I am sooo jealous!
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  6. Visit  greygooseuria profile page
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    I'm now an NP, but I quit my hospital job in January and my rehab job at the end of May. SO glad I did! I feel so much more free now.

    That being said, I kinda do want to get a per diem job as an RN and work 1-2 days a month in maybe rehab or ER just to keep some clinical skills up and up to date with some of the latest technology. Or maybe I'll just wait until I have more experience and do a per diem NP in the ER gig.
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  7. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    Congrats and good luck!
  8. Visit  lub dub profile page
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    So you are going to get your DNP. Are you also going for your NP at the same time? If not, what do you plan to do, careerwise?

    I feel bad that you "detested every minute" of floor nurisng. Frankly, I fear for this profession, after reading countless stories of how many nurses dislike their jobs...
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  9. Visit  sjalv profile page
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    Quote from lub dub
    I feel bad that you "detested every minute" of floor nurisng. Frankly, I fear for this profession, after reading countless stories of how many nurses dislike their jobs...
    I think you should remember that people almost always talk when they're dissatisfied, but not always when they are satisfied. Notice the lack of threads here saying "I love my job!", because when people have a good day of work, they don't think to find a community online where they can tell everyone about it. There are over 2.5million RNs in the US, so I don't think this forum is a good representation of how they all feel in general.
    RNKPCE, Quit Floating Me, Kimmiekyun, and 12 others like this.
  10. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
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    Congratulations! I had similar feelings of a great burden being lifted and feeling free when I left the hospital for an outpatient job. I'm finding myself getting restless and bored now, though, and I have lots of thoughts of going back to acute care. The difference is that I would work part time, and I would be going back into it with my eyes wide open. Good luck in your future endeavors!
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  11. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Congratulations!

    I too felt peace settle over me when I left but there are some things I miss. I work in a rural hospital so we worked ER/L&D/Post-op/Surgery/MedSurg. I miss the ER. NOT L&D. I've been asked to come back many times and I always say, thanks but no thanks.

    That doesn't mean there are not challenging days as a hospice nurse. But my goal is to be available for my son and that is it. My job is not what defines me.

    But yeah, I walk into the acute floor to do a hospice consult and I just can't imagine working those hours . . . .how I did it for 9 years I'll never know.
    Mom To 4, GrnTea, workingmomRN, and 2 others like this.
  12. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    Congrats! I left L&D 2 weeks ago and do not miss it at all. I watched an episode of Maternity Ward this morning and was like "yep, not missing that". Good luck to you!
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  13. Visit  sistasoul profile page
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    I just interviewed for at an internal medicine job for an RN. I know it is less money but my sanity and stress level are so high even thinking about going into the hospital to do a shift that the money is not worth it. The office manager told me I would be called back for a second interview with the nurses that work there. I am praying that I get the position. I am an internal candidate so I am hoping that will give me a slight edge.
    I know most of the nurses I work with are not happy being medical surgical nurses and would do something else if the opportunity presented itself. There is way too much responsibility and no authority. I am happy for those that are able to get out of it. I have only been an acute care nurse for 4.5years and I have had enough.
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  14. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Quote from Mom To 4
    I have left the world of floor nursing! It is like the clouds parted with light beaming down. I'm now only focusing on my grad program. Just 5 semesters left in my BSN to DNP. I detested every minute of the drive through experience that is floor nursing. Sometimes people really need to hear No!

    Good luck in your future endeavors. Everything you have learned you will carry with you. Some things may get a little rusty, but they do come right back to you if they were built on a strong foundation. It's wrong when people say you won't be effective b/c you forgot thus and such. If you learn nursing and insights and skills to specific areas, what every gets a little vague comes right back, just as strong as before, with in very short time. Big difference between having strong experience and the curve of new-learning. Some HR and mgt people really don't get that.

    But anyway, you will use a lot of what you learned--and will only help you as a DNP. Good luck and the best to you!
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