I hate nursing

  1. I may get yelled at or get the usual "find another profession" comments. But I have to say it.. are there any LPN's who love their job? I have been a LPN for 12 yrs and i have hated every moment of it. I noticed that Im subjected to nursing homes, abuse clinics peds and home health. I moved from up north only to relocated to florida and get paid far less for a job that is worse. Never wanted to be a nurse it was a family trait. All the women in my family are nurses. I have no life no husband no kids and i spend almost every day at a place i hate. I have been working on my RN and at this point I dont feel like its worth it. I have tried hospitals and I have tried other avenues. I left the profession only to return and realize you can leave the job but you will NEVER stop being a nurse. So Im not sure what to do is my RN worth it or will I be just as miserable? I was never a smoker I find my self smoking and unable to sleep. I cry before work every day and get a upset stomach before my shift. and this is at every nursing job i held. Im sorry if this sounds negative or sad or just complaining. i know the senior nurses are gonna read me my rights. But I need to know if anyone feels the same way?
    Additional info: I was recently attacked by a patients husband during a home healthcare assignment. I have anxiety PTSD and really just dont like or trust people any more nursing has been nothing but sad experiences for me. My friends and family im sure are tired of my complaints and most people say " just leave" they will never understand....you dont just leave nursing its in you.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Neezy84
    My friends and family im sure are tired of my complaints and most people say " just leave" they will never understand....you dont just leave nursing its in you.
    You may not love nursing, but you do love drama. If you're not happy, do something else. It's human to complain, but if you complain while continuing to do the same thing for twelve years, it gets old.
  4. by   Neezy84
    Hello sour lemon... you must love drama too if you read all of my rant although not helpful I do appreciate the time you took out of your life to say exactly what I said most nurses were gonna say. So yes thank you for your comment. Just another thing to add to my list that some nurses are very mean shrewds
  5. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Neezy84
    Hello sour lemon... you must love drama too if you read all of my rant although not helpful I do appreciate the time you took out of your life to say exactly what I said most nurses were gonna say. So yes thank you for your comment. Just another thing to add to my list that some nurses are very mean shrewds
    Keep going! It doesn't matter that you cry every day before work, have hated every moment of your job for the past twelve years, have no life, and bore your friends and family with your constant complaining. None of us get to decide how to live and you were simply born to suffer.
    I also keep myself wrapped in imaginary chains. It's just who I was meant to be.

    Is that more what you were looking for?
  6. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    I've been saying this all along...misery loves company. don't get sucked in, guys. bye Felicia.
  7. by   Neezy84
    I love how you guys prove me to be right! I'm not sucking you in I'm asking how every one feels and I get " ur miserable and full of drama" proves my point not one valid answer I don't ask for sympathy and your opinions although your are entitled to them are not anything I care for. Obviously you "nurses" care so much I absolutely love your attitudes " hand claps" you've done well Florence nightingale would be so proud
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Neezy84
    Never wanted to be a nurse it was a family trait.

    But I need to know if anyone feels the same way?

    Additional info: I was recently attacked by a patients husband during a home healthcare assignment. I have anxiety PTSD

    I can sort of identify with you, Neezy, although I was motivated in other ways to do something in the healthcare field.

    Among multiple other major life crisis at the time, about 20 years ago, I was attacked and stabbed by a patient. I went through a time of what I considered to be deep, dark despair. Although a test I took rated me suffering from only moderate depression, I dreaded going to work or meeting other responsibilities.

    I sought services from an art therapist. A caring psychiatrist I worked with offered to prescribe me a benzodiazepine anti anxiety, which I graciously turned down. I attended Emotions Anonymous Meetings. I began a routine exercise program and attempted to follow a healthy lifestyle. I searched for meaning.

    It took probably a couple of years for me to dig myself out of the pit of despair, but I did it. And you can too, Neezy.

    I practiced what I learned from that time of despair everyday- art, exercise, spirituality. I believe if I don't, I could easily return to that pit.

    Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss in order to feel fulfilled and refreshed. There must be something in what you do that reinforces who you are; something that makes you feel important. Search for your bliss- your meaning.

    The very best to you Neezy.
  9. by   Neezy84
    Davey do...they may say I'm dramatic but that was definitely something I needed to hear right now. I don't want to be super sappy but thank you I'm glad your ok and that you are doing things to take control over such. Horrible situation. I appreciate you so SO very much and find comfort in your words and the time you took to right thats you are AMAZING thanks for sharing
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Neezy84
    Davey do...they may say I'm dramatic but that was definitely something I needed to hear right now.
    Yeah- I'm going to give Sour Lemon a Like because of her tact.

    Sour Lemon's tact reminded me of a situation where I was telling my tale of woe to an elderly neighbor woman. She said me, "Oh, get off your pity pot!" Here, I expected a soft, caring, grandmotherly caresses and she hit me in the head with a sour lemon!

    Her words jolted me and made me do a little soul-searching and reexamining and probably gave me the kick in the pants I needed.

    Good for you, Neezy that you can get some sweetness from the bitter truth.

    Keep on keeping on!
  11. by   Neezy84
    Although I agree with sour lemons "imaginary chains" statement I belive there is a time and place for everything. This obviously was not a place to voice my feelings. In a den of nurses and for that I do regret. Based on the responses in a mere matter of minutes I do not take back what I say. Goodnight or good day
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Neezy84
    This obviously was not a place to voice my feelings.
    I concur, Neezy. There are better ways to deal with your negative feelings than through a website such as this.

    I do not use AN.com as a place to deal with my feelings. I deal with any negative feelings I experience through my art, journaling, exercise, spirituality, humor, my friends and loved ones. And sometimes, every now and then, through an EAP therapist.

    The best to you, Neezy.
    Last edit by Davey Do on Nov 3, '16 : Reason: forgot "humor"! (see my signature)
  13. by   Been there,done that
    No Neezy, the senior nurses are not going to read you your rights. Senior nurses will get it.

    First and foremost, what do you mean by "attacked"? Did you report this and get treatment for it? If not, please do so now. I was attacked by a psych patient, it nearly put me over the edge.. and took a long time to realize the extent of my injuries. Consider pressing charges on the jerk.

    I also get that you hate nursing. Been there, did that. Hated it from day 1. Dragged my self in every day... in order to pay the bills. I managed to turn it around, 30 long years later, to a work from home job that I like.

    I do not have the answer for where you can go from here. I can tell you.. life is short, find employment that you do not "hate".
  14. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    You may not love nursing, but you do love drama. If you're not happy, do something else. It's human to complain, but if you complain while continuing to do the same thing for twelve years, it gets old.
    This is a colleague you are speaking to. She deserves respect. Do you have any constructive comments for her?

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