Nurses to The People: we did not fail you, you failed us. - page 3

Hey all: here is my humble opinion about the sad state of nursing affairs today and the direction it appears to be heading in the years to come. Feel free to leave your own ideas and opinions on this... Read More

  1. by   sevensonnets
    This is a personal manifesto that has nothing to do with the rest of us.
  2. by   sunny3811
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    Speaking for myself here, but I don't stay late, work extra shifts, destroy my home life, abuse drugs. I don't work for employers who do mandate extra hours (yes, in interviews I ask under what circumstances they consider mandatory OT acceptable), I take my lunch a good 95% of the time... and I CERTAINLY don't "work myself to death."

    Nursing is a large part of my identity, BUT I maintain firm enough boundaries so that work doesn't over-encroach on my self. It seems to be working for me, as I have a very good relationship with my job -- I love it, even.
    I could not have said it better!!

    I rarely stay late also; always manage to take my lunch no matter how busy I am.

    The nurse as a martyr thing is getting old! Nursing is what you make of it. I enjoy my profession, and I love my job!
    Last edit by sunny3811 on Sep 24 : Reason: Posted before I was finished with my thoughts.
  3. by   Garden,RN
    They are pretty unhappy too.

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