So I've been reading posts from allnurses and other forums, listening to nurse's stories and hearing horror stories all the time.
I'm wondering...just how much has changed good or bad in nursing? I've heard about the work load changing but it seems to me that it was just as bad as 10 or even 20 years ago, just in different ways. A lot of things I've heard are negative but is there anything GOOD that has occurred?
I guess I'm asking those with 10+ years to really think and post how things are going. I've been a nurse for 3 years, like it and plan to continue for another 15-20 years if everything goes well. It would be interesting to see objective stories about patient loads IMPROVING or technology making things better (or worse).
So if anyone could weigh in with a short commentary about good things for a change and add in a few 'things were much better when..." it would nice to hear.
The only thing I can think of in three years of nursing is we're changing over to bed side reporting which I don't like, don't think will work and will seriously mess up my beginning routine on the floor.
So...any rants or raves?
P.S. I hope that I didn't ruffle any feathers. Just curious here!