I regret it every single day. I had good intentions when I started, and I wasn't idealistic either. But it is a FAR worse job than I imagined. I feel like the life has been beaten out of me.
I consider myself a good nurse, and I do give it my all for patients when I'm at work. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this.
Just wanted to know if I was alone. My family and friends don't seem to understand.
Sep 2, '12
A lot of you mention changing specialties, are there any suggestions for this? I am thinking of leaving acute care, but I am not sure where to go. I feel the same way you do OP and I've only been doing this for a year. It makes me sad that I have lost my passion I once had.
Last edit by new_grad_RN on Sep 2, '12
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