I HATE nursing! (long) - page 6

by InfoNurse1595

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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 when I was actually NURSING... Read More


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    I have been dealing with anxiety/depression issues for 25 years. Currently I am on Paxil which has been a true blessing. I just want to say to everyone that as far as I am concerned there is no difference in taking a beta blocker for high blood pressure, insulin for diabetes, or Paxil for anxiety. I spent years ashamed of myself because my mind did not seem to work like everyone elses. Instead of being bummed out, worried about what someone like Tom Cruise thinks, I make it work for me. Seriously, the first time I heard the term "brainstorming" my first reaction was, dang, that's how I think
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    I work in clinical research. Many of the clinical research associates are RNs. They go out to research sites and monitor the research subject information and assist the project manager back in-house with running the trial. I work for a CRO (Clinical Research Organization), not a drug company. We are contracted by the pharmaceutical company itself, but are our own entity.

    The monitors make about $50K a year. A friend of mine, with no experience and just a BS (not a BSN) was just promoted to CRA I and makes $45K. My friend, who is an oncology RN and a CRA II, makes $61K a year.

    Go to www.monitorforhire.com. You do have to travel, but you have NOTHING to do with patient care. And you're not a drug rep.
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    oooops
    Last edit by MelodyRNurse on Feb 4, '07 : Reason: wrong spot
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    I just think you haven't found your " home" yet. Talk w/ a nurse recruiter and see what options you have. Maybe you would do better say in CVL where it's one patient at a time. Or maybe peds? Clinic work? Nurse educator? You have alot of options.
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    I usually dont post but figured I'd chime in.

    I have been an R.N. for 11 years...no disrespect to the patients but I have hated it since the first moment I stepped on the floor for clinical.

    I should have ran then but it is hard when you go from being a waiter to making 50 grand.

    The reason I am posting is cause of the anxiety you mention, I also have anxiety. I saw a Dr. and he agrees that work is my primary source of anxiety and I should switch.

    The best way to explain it is as soon as I finish report my stomach drops and I feel trapped.

    I wish I had some good advice but I am stuck in the same boat. Everyone I know is sick of me talking about how much I hate nursing.

    I have finally decided that if I have to take a pay cut I will...I am not going to work in a job I cant stand for another 25-30 years.

    You are not alone. Good luck.
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    Thread note: OP started thread in 2005, has not posted since 7/05.
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    Quote from LadyMadonna
    Hey Tirednurse, you need to realize there is more to nursing than the hospital. I don't particularly like patient care myself, and am working on finding something better, but right now I enjoy a lush job taking care of an elderly couple at night from 7pm to 7am. I can hardly call it taking care of them. They go to bed about 6pm and sleep all night. I watch tv a few hours, go to bed about 10:30 and get up about 5:30 or so, make their coffee and basically just keep them company until the day nurse gets there. This job is a dream come true for me right now and I am making $52,000/yr.
    Why can't you look into something like that?
    Can I have your job?! LOL
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    Quote from LadyMadonna
    Hey Tirednurse, you need to realize there is more to nursing than the hospital. I don't particularly like patient care myself, and am working on finding something better, but right now I enjoy a lush job taking care of an elderly couple at night from 7pm to 7am. I can hardly call it taking care of them. They go to bed about 6pm and sleep all night. I watch tv a few hours, go to bed about 10:30 and get up about 5:30 or so, make their coffee and basically just keep them company until the day nurse gets there. This job is a dream come true for me right now and I am making $52,000/yr.
    Why can't you look into something like that?

    Wow. Talk about a dream come true. How'd you find that job? Do you like the people you take care of? What if one of them goes down at 03:30 A.M, are you responsible?
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    Quote from Care&Joy
    Hi! Have you ever thought about becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) ? I've been looking into it myself lately! The pay is awesome too. Check out a website... www.LegalNurse.com w/ the Vickie Melazzo institute. They'll send you a neat packate telling you about it! Just a suggestion .
    This is a GREAT idea!
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    I could have written your post myself, honest, and it is comforting to know I am not alone!!!! although, I am sorry for anybody who feels this way, because it is torture. I look around at all the nurses, just doing their job, going about their day, like nothing, and me, I am a nervous wreck half the time with the other half of the time spent hating that I was there. I get sick all the tiime, leave jobs etc.... I recently went to the OR, thinking it would be very different..... NOT.I am on loa from that position , (stress) and looking fiercely for a non nursing - nursing position.they are scarce, but do exist.... and I too am willing to take a pay cut..I curse the day I went to nursing school.I kept wishing it would get better....and by the way... 2 years ? that (at least around here) is plenty of experience......
    pm me anytime.I know what your going through.........
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