Nov 18, '01
Thanks for the advice Steve Massey! I actually followed your advice and quit the nursing profession a mere two years after I obtained my degree. I had to quit to keep from going crazy. You see, I couldn't do it all! And as a new nurse, up to seventeen patients on the 3-11:30 shift just scared the heck out of me. Not only was I afraid of losing my hard earned nursing license, I was afraid of losing a patient! Steve, keep handing out advice like you did to the more than half of the Pennsylvania nurses that say they will leave the profession within a few years, and you will see alot more nurses leave the nursing profession to seek better pay, better shifts, more time with their family, more respect and much less stress. Do us all a favor and keep telling us to leave. Because , believe it or not, most nurses love their chosen profession and are trying to hang in there and make it better. They are trying to hang in there under dreadful conditions to deliver patient care and improve outcomes. They are exhausted and tired of being mandated to stay extra shifts while their children are at home, sometimes unattended and growing up without their parents. They make more medication errors which could threaten the patient's very life: something against the very core and heart of the nurse.
I went on to say (I messed up the cut and paste) that he could hire me and other nurses who left as independent contractors to go into the hospital and nurse him or his loved ones) as long as I didnt have to work evenings or nights or weekends, I needed breaks and a lunch , and aid to help me lift and turn, etc.
I encourage all nurses to give Steve Massey an onslaught!
Last edit by cargal on Nov 18, '01