I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!! - page 5
Seriously all I see people do is complain about how hard nursing is and why their job sucks. Does anyone actually enjoy their job haha? It's making some of us people in college get sketchy about our career choices.... Read More
- 1Oct 9, '12 by Nurse Ebere M.Well, I donít hate being a nurse, but there are many things that upset me during work. I complain at times, I donít let the rest of the world know it, but I complain to the dog, my mom and sister! If I didnít care about my job then I wouldnít be so upset right?!
I think why you see so many people complaining because this is a place where the nurses of the world congregate. Maybe someone just had a bad day, is burnt out or just needs to vent somewhere where like minded people will understand them. Everyone has their days and so itís natural to see people complain, itís up to the other members of the forum to help listen and offer advice.
- 2Oct 9, '12 by I love my cat!Most of the Nurses that I have worked with over the years do not like Nursing at all. Sadly, most are stuck. They can't afford to quit and they cannot afford to return to school. All the facilities where I have worked have had an extremely high turn-over/burn-out rate.The Nurses that loved their jobs were the RNs that had been at a facility forever and not longer had to deal with back-breaking patients, obnoxious families, cattiness of the floor, took plenty of breaks and "meetings" and had an hourly wage even a MD would be envious of.
Personally, I don't feel that the majority of RNs are compensated fairly for all of the extremely hard work that they do. When our local garbage man and city bus drivers make as much as many experienced RNs--you gotta wonder!
- 0Oct 9, '12 by RockinChick66I'm pretty burned out myself. Nursing is the hardest work I've ever seen in my life. Constant running and multi tasking, its ridiculous at times. I wish I had known a little more about nursing before I committed to this career, because I feel stuck too and I'm starting to hate it!!!!! I hate having to kiss up to people here lately! Time for a change here!!!
- 1Oct 10, '12 by Jenni811Do i enjoy my job?!? 99% of the time i would say not one bit. I love my coworkers, they are my second family. They are what keeps me sane.
I can only think of 2 patients and their families that i got so incredibly close with, they have changed my entire life! (Especially one in particular). ...Ahhhh, what i would give to just to give this family im thinking of one more hug!!! They live in Arizona and i'm in Wisconsin though. I did get a nice comment from the family on those comments/suggestions they always send out. T
he patient's wife wrote:
"I prayed to God that he send us an Angel and i believe our nurse, Jenni was that angel."
It is moments and the thank-yous like this i wish we as nurses had more of, because it is patient's like this that remind me of why i chose nursing.