I don't get the "anxiety" part of nursing - page 12

I see these posts where people complain of anxiety. Crying before work, crying during work, dreading going into the hospital. I'm just thankful that I'm not the patient. I split my weeks into... Read More

  1. by   TacticalRN
    This seems to be a very common trend in the newer generation of nurses. A lot of arrogance with little knowledge.
  2. by   staceylee67
    Wow, allnurses.com, you have really started to go down a path of ******, negative, insensitive trash you call post worthy. Are you at a loss for good writers or are ******, holier-than-thou nurses the only ones writing for you??
    Go ahead, keep it up, give nurses a bad name. Keep forgetting your manners. Keep the negative and ****** articles alive.
    I keep following with the hopes that it will stop. SMH.
  3. by   missmollie
    Wanted to do an update.

    My co-workers describe me as "blunt to a tee", which I'm sure isn't a good thing. My patients though, they tend to appreciate it. I have a no "BS" attitude about what I do, and it works for me.

    I have this co-worker who is quick and efficient in rooms, whereas I take my time. I would want that co-worker as my nurse.

    I have a co-worker who is fun, great to talk to, and if I have a patient who needs a laugh, I go to them and ask them to go into the room. I've also watched this co-worker start chest compressions before I even realized they were necessary. I want that co-worker as my nurse.

    I have a co-worker who can quickly assess a patient, leave the room, and call a doctor and demand they go to an ICU. I want that co-worker as my nurse.

    Here's what it comes down to: There are many types of nurses, and the way I practice nursing will be different than you. If you stress before work, that doesn't mean that you won't be a good nurse. It just means you handle things differently. I am very type "A", and it's taken awhile to see things from other perspectives.

    Still, please don't cry after or before you shift. The title nurse doesn't change who you are or what you do. It just changes the level of responsibility, and trust me. I'll want you as my nurse someday.

    For everyone else, oh my dear God, how much I didn't know!
    Last edit by missmollie on Nov 18
  4. by   nursel56
    Thanks for letting us know how things are going missmollie! Your workplace is a great example of how ridiculous the idea of a "cookie cutter" nurse personality really is. I think patients benefit from diverse personalities.
  5. by   RJ 55
    I think many people use this forum as a way to express (sometimes vent) their feelings. It is a way to connect with others that are in similar situations. As a trauma and ER nurse (for almost a decade), I can honestly say that anxiety for me coincides with my daily nursing practice. I think it makes me a better nurse. Far too often I see nurses become too comfortable on the job that they miss early signs of a patient decompensating or take dangerous short cuts. I go into work motivated to do my best, knowing that the ER patient flow and acuity can change quickly. I think anxiety is a natural feeling and the way you harness it is the key.