Top 8 things I hate about being a nurse - page 3

Wondering why I chose eight? Each entry represents the standard eight hours nurses like me spend in one shift. Standard, eh? I frankly used the number because I need one; otherwise if I add up all... Read More

  1. by   GitanoRN
    hate is a strong word therefore, i'll use "dislike". i dislike that i never work under 13 hours every shift.
  2. by   Susie2310
    I know this is a personal opinion piece, but I would have suggested leaving out your points number 8 for both like and hate. I was happy to read the rest of your article.
  3. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from susie2310
    i know this is a personal opinion piece, but i would have suggested leaving out your points number 8 for both like and hate. i was happy to read the rest of your article.
    i concur with your statement~
  4. by   renebossman
    thats really true.
  5. by   Kasandra
    I, too, do not like wearing white. I am relieved not to have to wear the nurse's cap (I do not have much hair to speak of anyway!). Some good points were brought up. Cute article.
  6. by   Mrsearly2009
    LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will keep this in mind when I am having a rough day at work.
  7. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from munch666nath
    in india the salary for a nurse is 1500 indian rs per month.if it is converted into dollers it will be 20 usd per month .the patient nurse ratio in a icu is 6:1 which 3 patients will be ventilator patients.
    this is admirable, however, i feel for you guys with that pt. ratio... wishing you the very best always... aloha~
  8. by   mom_coach_nurse
    I can't stop giggling over the gorgeous hair. Really. lolol I loved that.
  9. by   SoundofMusic
    Cute -- but may I add one more to the list? How nurses treat EACH OTHER!! It's the reason why I'm taking a break from nursing, and likely will never go back.

    I came up in a time when women at least tried to support each other in our careers. I realize now it's everyone for themselves, but really, nurses - do you HAVE to mistreat each other so much? You want to be seen as professionals, yet you don't treat each other like professionals with any HINT of respect. What is it with the "write-ups?" Isn't it enought to have have a boss who will provide the proper counseling? What's up with the "horizontal violence??" It's ridiculous!

    Adding to the postives, I guess it's nice to have recruiters constantly ringing you, even in a bad job market ...but it's useless to me now. I'm getting my masters education and looking for something where colleagues can relate to one another in a better way. I do not and cannot, for my own mental health, be a part of such a doormat type profession.

    All of that said, nursing is the most unbelievably difficult job -- and takes MAJOR talent and intelligence from individuals ...it's just too bad it's managed so poorly by administrators, and the higher ups in nursing management. Nurses deserve so much better!
  10. by   Piglet08
    What do I love about nursing? I work with interesting people that I like and who make me a better person, and my work is different every day. (Some of that may be specific to my workplace!)
    I will admit I'm not so crazy about the achy feet.
  11. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from piglet08
    i will admit i'm not so crazy about the achy feet.
    i feel your pain & truly relate
  12. by   hstats44
    Nice post. You do have a positive attitude.
  13. by   Guttercat
    Number three and four on your "love list" rings true for me.

    I love solving problems and knowing someone is a little more at ease because of what I've done for them. The eyes of gratitude and relief speak volumes far beyond any words spoken.

    But then again, it's pretty cool when a patient says, "Oh good, I was hoping you'd be my nurse today".

    As far as your "hate list" goes, well, duh.

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