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I really really really need some nurses' advice. So I've realized something about myself lately...I hate nursing. I think I always knew this in college, but I guess I thought things would get better... Read More

  1. Visit  contaveras profile page
    #65 0
    It's been over 3 years now since this thread was started. I wonder how InfoNurse is doing?
  2. Visit  NursingStudent2222 profile page
    #66 1
    I am a 24 year old male in my 2nd year of nursing school and I HATE NURSING!! First year was a complete waste and full of ********! I swear they just had to make up some random classes to take up time. I almost quit after the first year but I keep trying to stay positive and think that next year is going to be better!?? Now I am in that next year and it still blows!! All I can say is that I can change those diapers with my eyes closed!! I hate every second of Nursing school that I had to go through!! I want to stay positive but I cant. Every time I go to class and sit there for hours I think to myself why am I here? All the teachers do in the class is just read notes and post them on the website. I took the Drug Calculation exam....everybody was flippin out about that exam and made a big deal about it.. everybody was goin nuts... we had labs to prepare for that exam for like 3 weeks....of course I didnt actually study till the day before the exam and still got 91%. I dont actually think that nursing school is hard... I dont do any homework at all and still manage to pass classes, learning is the easy part....but what we actually have to learn is retarded and boring... all this garbage about feelings and self disclosure, immediacy, and all that ******** just makes me sick. I want to bang my head against the wall every time i go to class. I feel like I am being brainwashed and they are trying to change the way students think. I do not enjoy class nor do I enjoy Clinical....all we do is clean ass and change diapers...I do not want to be a Nurse if I have to do this my entire career. I want to like Nursing but it wont let me. Is this all that nursing is about? changing god damned Depends and giving out a few pills? I feel like I am wasting my life..... dont know what to do. and everybody here hates it too for many different reasons.....
    Does Nursing get better with time and experience? or if I hate it already does that mean i'll hate it even more later on?? I like making money not wasting my time on ********. What should I do?
  3. Visit  Virgo_RN profile page
    #67 1
    Nursing is about much, much more than changing Depends and passing pills. Nursing is about taking care of the whole human being; a person who has emotional responses (i.e. feelings) as well as physical responses to the disease processes that they are experiencing. If you hate cleaning people up that badly, believe me, they can sense it. Imagine it's you in that bed, being cleaned by someone who you can sense despises every moment. Now, it's not that I actually enjoy the more mundane aspects of nursing care. I don't. They bore me, quite frankly. But when I am in that room providing basic nursing care, I make myself fully present with the human being that I am interacting with. I do this to protect their dignity and self worth, and because nobody should ever be made to feel ashamed that they are incontinent of bladder or bowel.

    If you absolutely hate what you are doing that much, then know that there are other things out there in life. There is nobody holding a gun to your head and telling you that you must be a nurse. If, on the other hand, a little attitude adjustment is all you need to get through the more boring stuff so you can also do the things you're excited about, then find ways to adjust your attitude, and get through it.
  4. Visit  allibear profile page
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    I just sat here and read every post in this thread...because it pertains to me. I thought my nursing school was bad, but it seems that it's the same no matter where you go. In nursing school, I would write notes to my (now) husband that would say, "Why am I here?!" and "I hate this!" I kept on going, though, because it was what was familiar, and I was trying to make other people's goals my goals. I regret that every single day of my life. I can't stand my job. My advice is that if you absolutely can't stand nursing school, get out and do something different before you get in so deep that you graduate! I blindly signed this ridiculous contract with a local hospital for 3 years, and oh how I sorely regret that. I graduated in May of this year and took this job and have been at it for almost 6 months. I want out! I have to fulfill this contract, though, so I'm on the lookout for something within this hospital that I could tolerate for 2.5 more years...which seems like an absolute eternity. I want something out of direct patient care. I want something very simple and boring...(how about night shift OR?) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will look into some of the things already mentioned in this thread.

  5. Visit  Scrubby profile page
    #69 0
    Quote from allibear
    I just sat here and read every post in this thread...because it pertains to me. I thought my nursing school was bad, but it seems that it's the same no matter where you go. In nursing school, I would write notes to my (now) husband that would say, "Why am I here?!" and "I hate this!" I kept on going, though, because it was what was familiar, and I was trying to make other people's goals my goals. I regret that every single day of my life. I can't stand my job. My advice is that if you absolutely can't stand nursing school, get out and do something different before you get in so deep that you graduate! I blindly signed this ridiculous contract with a local hospital for 3 years, and oh how I sorely regret that. I graduated in May of this year and took this job and have been at it for almost 6 months. I want out! I have to fulfill this contract, though, so I'm on the lookout for something within this hospital that I could tolerate for 2.5 more years...which seems like an absolute eternity. I want something out of direct patient care. I want something very simple and boring...(how about night shift OR?) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will look into some of the things already mentioned in this thread.

    Night shift OR can be anything but boring and simple at times. You have ruptured AAA's, organ harvesting, MVA trauma, ruptured cerebral anaeurysms and as an RN you have to be able to scrub or scout for anything that comes through the door.

    The only simple and boring suggestions I can think of is pre-operative clinic.
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #70 2
    Quote from contaveras
    It's been over 3 years now since this thread was started. I wonder how InfoNurse is doing?
    She last posted in April 2008, and is apparently working as a clinical analyst. We can glean plenty of information from her most recent post:
    Quote from InfoNurse1595
    Clinical Analyst here. Myself and another analyst are required to be oncall to troubleshoot security and access issues for nurses (our endusers, of course!). I am proposing the purchase of a wireless broadband card for us to conveniently access the network from...anywhere!

    Does anyone have knowledge on security issues related to wireless broadband? Can anyone suggest a service, or at least clue me into how YOU handle being on-call?

    Would love the feedback! Thanks.
  7. Visit  allibear profile page
    #71 1
    Quote from Scrubby
    Night shift OR can be anything but boring and simple at times. You have ruptured AAA's, organ harvesting, MVA trauma, ruptured cerebral anaeurysms and as an RN you have to be able to scrub or scout for anything that comes through the door.

    The only simple and boring suggestions I can think of is pre-operative clinic.


    thank you for telling me this and really opening my eyes...this is what i need! i need help and suggestions. so...tell me about this pre-operative clinic. what is that, and what is the job description? is it known by any other names?

    what can i do dealing with papers with a bsn and only 6 months of experience? i'd like to wear normal, dressy clothes and work 8-5 three days a week. haha.. i type that with a smile on my face.
  8. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #72 0
    Hope InfoNurse is doing fine and her ears are not ringing from us doing a little talking about her!:spin:
  9. Visit  Scrubby profile page
    #73 0
    Quote from allibear
    thank you for telling me this and really opening my eyes...this is what i need! i need help and suggestions. so...tell me about this pre-operative clinic. what is that, and what is the job description? is it known by any other names?

    what can i do dealing with papers with a bsn and only 6 months of experience? i'd like to wear normal, dressy clothes and work 8-5 three days a week. haha.. i type that with a smile on my face.
    In the preoperative clinic the duties consist of:

    providing pre operative teaching
    Taking baseline vitals
    Obtaining a nursing history and assessment
    Liasoning with surgeons and anaesthetists, for them to come in and assess the patient, get consents done
    Arranging transportation for patients to get to the hospital on their day of surgery
  10. Visit  Valerie Salva profile page
    #74 1
    Quote from TheCommuter
    We have a nursing shortage due to the numbers of qualified nurses that left the bedside. However, you could do

    1. Nursing Instructor for LVN/LPN classes
    2. Telemetry
    3. Research
    4. Dialysis Nurse (easy job)
    5. Nurse Entrepreneur
    6. Pharmaceuticals
    7. School Nurse
    8. Occupational Health Nurse
    9. Work for an HMO/PPO


    I know the feeling of doing something you don't like. It will improve once you find your niche. Good luck!!
    Dialysis easy?

    Have you ever done dialysis?
    I've seen veteran ICU nurses who are new to dialysis leave the dialysis floor in tears.
    As a former dialysis preceptor, I've given support to experienced ER and L&D nurses who've told me "this is so hard, I can't do it!"

    I am leaving LTC to go back to dialysis, because I find I am not intellectually challenged, like I was in dialysis.
    I enjoy your posts Commuter, but this is really offensive and disheartening.
    Last edit by Valerie Salva on Nov 28, '08 : Reason: typo
  11. Visit  CseMgr1 profile page
    #75 2
    I used to love nursing. Not anymore.

    Back in the old days, we had time to care for our patients, and were left alone.

    Not anymore.

    Now its all about money, documentation, reports, meeting unrealistic deadlines and kissing the rear ends of dictatorial employers as well as an entitled society who wants everything handed to them on a silver platter.

    Case in point: I get an irate phone call yesterday from the family member of a Client who has more money than Midas, *demanding* that we approve her for Medicaid...because she is *NOT* paying $20 an hour for an Aide to come in and bathe her??

    "We do not make the decision as to whether or not someone qualifies for Medicaid", I responded calmly, "And you are going to have to take that up with DFACS". I gave her their number and hung up.

    I am tired of this nonsense....and am living for the day when I don't have to put up with it anymore.
  12. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #76 1
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    Dialysis easy?

    Have you ever done dialysis?
    I've seen veteran ICU nurses who are new to dialysis leave the dialysis floor in tears.
    As a former dialysis preceptor, I've given support to experienced ER and L&D nurses who've told me "this is so hard, I can't do it!"

    I am leaving LTC to go back to dialysis, because I find I am not intellectually challenged, like I was in dialysis.
    I enjoy your posts commuter, but this is really offensive and disheartening.
    Please look at the date of that particular post, Valerie. I wrote it in March 2005, back when I was a student, and was basically relaying what had been told to me by one of my nursing instructors (a long-time dialysis nurse). The post in question is over 3 years old, and I've learned plenty since then. If you're offended, I genuinely apologize.

    In addition, the OP is seemingly doing well in her career. We can fast-forward to 2008 and tell everyone she's no longer at the bedside and is working as a clinical analyst.
  13. Visit  S1XGUNS profile page
    #77 0
    Try a different area, Med-Surg irritated me, I moved to the ER and love it. Try something like OB, it was the only semester that did not rack my nerves while in school. The patient's were generally well and easy to care for.

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