I'm tired of nursing

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    I have been a nurse for 14 years and am burned out and tired of it. I have tried many areas and not really liked anyone of them. I love the patients its just all the other junk you have to go through and deal with. I have been contemplating going back for NP, or something like that, i get frustrated very easily with all the hoohaa and hoops we as nurses have to jump through. any suggestions appreciated. thanks in advance
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    Quote from lawandaluxnurse
    I have been a nurse for 14 years and am burned out and tired of it. I have tried many areas and not really liked anyone of them. I love the patients its just all the other junk you have to go through and deal with. I have been contemplating going back for NP, or something like that, i get frustrated very easily with all the hoohaa and hoops we as nurses have to jump through. any suggestions appreciated. thanks in advance
    I think NPs have hoohaa and hoops too. EVERYONE does.

    I generally don't like "other junk" either, but I like what I am doing so much that I can put up with the other junk in order to do it.
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    Why don't you take a break for a while? Maybe you just need to rest. Going back to being an NP is a life-changing decision. Do you have a mentor that you can talk to? It is best to talk about it with someone you trust.
    Purple_Scrubs likes this.
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    When it's time to go it's time to go. You have made a lot of posts about your anxiety and depression which is likely related to or exacerbated by the job. You've put 14 years in and you don't owe anyone anything nor do you have to prove how tough you are by continuing to suck it up. You just need to find something not in acute care and maybe away from the bedside completely. A job is not worth your mental and physical health.
    Purple_Scrubs and not.done.yet like this.
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    14 years, wow, thats some experience. I don't think your bored, I think you need a greater challenge, you said it yourself. So go for it, you still have so much to offer............Peace...............
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    I agree I think I need the challenge. THanks


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