Well, it is what it is. Just a revelation. - page 3

by missladyrn 5,925 Views | 38 Comments

I have come to a real conclusion. I just don't like nursing. I kept telling myself that I just need to get through the first year, find a better job, get more experience. But here it is. I have 3 years of experience and have... Read More


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    I can tell in the first five minutes of being on a new unit, by watching a nursing staff's posture, body language, communication, facial expression, and subtle cues whether or not they're happy with their ward, unit management, and over-all job satisfaction.

    Sometimes it's not the niche, just that the unit is a...

    -Boston(attempt at poetry there at the end)
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    I can tell in the first five minutes of being on a new unit, by watching a nursing staff's posture, body language, communication, facial expression, and subtle cues whether or not they're happy with their ward, unit management, and over-all job satisfaction.

    Sometimes it's not the niche, just that the unit is a...

    -Boston(attempt at poetry there at the end)
    LOLOL!!!

    Such a poet! I'm starting a new job very soon. I'm gonna take this into consideration to see if I can catch a vibe on my new unit.
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    Thanks!(Blushing)

    Watch to see if the RNs/LPNs are rolling their eyes or "stabbing eyes" at the DON, aDON, or/and Nurse Manager. Misery loves company, and usually if one of them is a psychopath, the rest are co-dependents to her/his reign. (This is obviously a humorous attempt at sugar coating a real situation- but really, watch all the staffs non-verbal clues to their superiors!!

    They tell you more about working there involuntarily than obvious spoken. (Like the girl that told me, "This is good company to work for, and the rest of them looked up from their charting to look at her like right before the lions pounce the baby antelope, realized themselves and smiled nodding in Soviet Era Reflex of forced agreement- or else!!

    So many people thank they hate "Nursing," but I think many just hate their job
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    case management? utilization review? infection control?
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    Calling in sick, and going to spa?

    Calling in sick and going to sleep?

    Calling in sick and putting applications in everywhere?

    Many ways to find happiness.
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    Miss lady- My favorite expression is "it is what it is" I say it so often that people parrot it at me when they see me. Don't know what to tell you, only you know what path is yours to take. I started my application to grad school with three kids, one of which is a newbie infant. Lots of online coursework awaits me. Good luck!
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    I would still argue there's a nursing job out there more suited to you. There's so many different things a nurse can do. And most of them bear little resemblance to each other.
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    After many years of nursing I took a career aptitude test just to see what would happen. I found out my dream career would have been as an architect. But I also got a lot clearer on what I liked and didn't like. That helped me come up with an exit strategy WITHIN nursing (but it could have been outside it as well) that helped me face each day. Just a suggestion.
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    Quote from janhetherington
    After many years of nursing I took a career aptitude test just to see what would happen. I found out my dream career would have been as an architect. But I also got a lot clearer on what I liked and didn't like. That helped me come up with an exit strategy WITHIN nursing (but it could have been outside it as well) that helped me face each day. Just a suggestion.
    Hey just curious, what was your exit strategy? And in what area of nursing did you leave for it?
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    Self reflection is important, in order to determine your values, likes, and dislikes within any career. During the past 5 months, I have been engaging in self reflection on a daily basis, as I need to make some decisions about nursing. As in: Should I continue with nursing, or pursue another degree? What are my values? What does my "ideal" workplace look like? What am I willing to tolerate? Not tolerate? How frequently do I want to work? Breaking it down this way really helped me. I also make lists frequently. Sometimes reading your thoughts in print will make everything more concrete. Out of all of this, I have decided that I definitely need to travel soon, and that I only want to work part time, in a completely different city. Relocation is in order.
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