Nurses do you love or hate your job?

  1. Nurses do you love or hate your job? If so, what is it that you love or hate the most about being a nurse?
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the General nursing discussion forum


    There were time I hated my job and then there was other times I loved my job.
  4. by   nyteshade
    I like my job. I like acute inpt rehab.
  5. by   BSN75
    I have a love/hate relationship with my job:

    Love working with my docs..they are the best
    Love developing a bond with the patients who are nice and treat us with respect
    Love hearing "you are my favorite nurse" from my patients

    Hate dealing with the patients who are just mean and nasty no matter how much you do to try to help them
    Hate hate hate dealing with insurance companies
  6. by   JB2007
    I hate the politics. I hate it when family members and pt treat me like I am their personal servant rather than the well educated professional that I am. I hate that every family member with web MD thinks they know more about how to care for their loved one than I do.

    I love going home knowing that I made a positive difference in someone's life everyday. I love working a job that allows me to use the brain the good lord gave me. I love working a job that is never boring. I love it when one of my residents takes my hand and tells me that they missed me because I took a few days off.

    For the most part I like my job, but there are many days I could walk away and never go back to this kind of work again.
  7. by   robinbird
    Love/hate. There's plenty of things I love about it so it makes the things I hate bearable.
  8. by   msn10
    I hate that every family member with web MD thinks they know more about how to care for their loved one than I do.
    LOL!! You know what they say about a little bit of knowledge!!

    I hate it when family members and pt treat me like I am their personal servant rather than the well educated professional that I am.
    My favorite memory was when a OTA and a CNA were in the room talking with my patient who soiled herself and they were going to help her and she said "Oh no, call the nurse, thats not your job."
  9. by   gentlegiver
    I also have a love/hate relationship with my profession. I love taking care of people, it fufills a part of me that nothing in this life has been able to touch. I love knowing I was able to comfort a depressed/ill/dying patient. I love to see a smile when I walk onto the unit, feeling like I just might be able to do some good for someone. I hate the politics, backstabbing, mean/selfish patients, angry Doc's (sorry, but I really can't schedule emergencies to match your waking hours). I have many days that I seriously want to call out, but, I go in and somehow feel better in doing so.
  10. by   skipaway
    Loved my job as an RN on a busy surgical floor
    Loved my job as an RN in a busy General Surgical ICU
    Love, Love, Love my job as a CRNA.
  11. by   mustlovepoodles
    I mostly love my job. I'm the school nurse in a small elementary school. Almost 100% of the student body lives in poverty, 50% speak Spanish as a first language, and these kids are the best behaved, sweetest kids you've ever met. Very polite. I don't get paid nearly what I could make at a hospital, but I go in a 8am and get off on time every day at 2:30pm. I get my 30 min sit-down lunch every day and the front office treats my lunch like an inviolable promise. They do not call me out unless somebody has stopped breathing. Once they even refused to put a doctor through! Made her call back later. No nights, no weekends, no holidays, no call. Two and a half months off in the summer, 1 week for Thanksgiving, 1 week for Christmas, a week in Feb and 1 week spring break in April. And everybody loves me! I walk down the hall and I hear, "HI, Nurse D!" and "That's my nurse!" :redpinkhe Who wouldn't love this job?
  12. by   angelcarmichael
    Quote from mustlovepoodles
    I mostly love my job. I'm the school nurse in a small elementary school. Almost 100% of the student body lives in poverty, 50% speak Spanish as a first language, and these kids are the best behaved, sweetest kids you've ever met. Very polite. I don't get paid nearly what I could make at a hospital, but I go in a 8am and get off on time every day at 2:30pm. I get my 30 min sit-down lunch every day and the front office treats my lunch like an inviolable promise. They do not call me out unless somebody has stopped breathing. Once they even refused to put a doctor through! Made her call back later. No nights, no weekends, no holidays, no call. Two and a half months off in the summer, 1 week for Thanksgiving, 1 week for Christmas, a week in Feb and 1 week spring break in April. And everybody loves me! I walk down the hall and I hear, "HI, Nurse D!" and "That's my nurse!" :redpinkhe Who wouldn't love this job?
    Wow...you're job really sounds great!
  13. by   zichau
    LOVE the work. Hate the beauracracy and ALL that dead wood at the top who are clueless about the intensity of the work we do.
  14. by   Jules A
    I love my jobs, most days. I make a decent living, can work as many hours as I want, love caring for my patients and interacting with my awesome team mates. The only real down side for me is the short staffing the hospitals are shoving down our throats now and of course the families can be challenging.

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