What I miss/don't miss about my previous nursing position - page 4

I saw where someone posted "now that's one thing I don't miss about LTC!" And I thought, hmm, we will more often say what we don't like about CURRENT jobs, but not say so much about our PREVIOUS... Read More

  1. by   shrinkyrn
    To all: Sorry! :smackingf Just a real sensitive area. I had to justify so much, I went looking for another job right after that and within a year, I was OUTTA there!!!
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from shrinkyrn
    To all: Sorry! :smackingf Just a real sensitive area. I had to justify so much, I went looking for another job right after that and within a year, I was OUTTA there!!!
    Yes, it sounded like they did a number on you, glad you are out of there!
  3. by   scholar
    Quote from Bluehair
    I Don't Miss being on call. No amount of money is worth it when doc's schedule routine procedures to be done during on call hours, so that you are there from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., then get called back in at 1 a.m. for a true emergency case.
    I Do Miss some of the autonomy I had when working as a Radiology nurse, the wide variety of cases we had with some excellent radiologists who were really into teaching.
    No amount! How about 25 million for 2 months straight out of a year. I know that's being unrealistic but I think saying no amount of money is unrealistic as well.
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from scholar
    No amount! How about 25 million for 2 months straight out of a year. I know that's being unrealistic but I think saying no amount of money is unrealistic as well.
    (chuckle) I guess you are right. I could certainly do that - and then spend the rest of my life in an institution!

    Ok, perhaps I too am given to exaggeration ...
  5. by   Lizzy6
    Quote from shrinkyrn
    I recently left hospital nursing for outpatient!
    I worked psych inpt.
    1. I don't miss being the ONLY RN for up to 18 pts. (Mental health workers were the rest of the staff):trout:
    2. I don't miss NEVER being able to leave the floor.:angryfire
    3. I don't miss non-nursing immediate bosses who didn't understand :trout:
    4. I don't miss getting suspended for saying "NO" I don't have the help and can't!!!!-(it was easier for them to suspend me than give me help):trout:
    5. I don't miss working 12 1/2 hours:selfbonk:
    6. I don't miss being told I can't have time off, because there is no RN to cover me.
    7. I don't miss 3-4 admissions a day, of which I had to do the entire admit (Only RN remember)
    8. I don't miss being so stressed out daily that I thougt my name was be-otch!! :flamesonb

    I do miss my friends, fortunately, I keep in touch. :biere: :icon_hug:
    Heehee. I worked in-pt psych too, however it was a RTC for male adolescents. I was the only RN for a 30 bed unit. One nurse per shift, that was it. I worked days/evenings. We had to get coverage, use our PRN pool (which was small) and/or use agency to cover our shifts if we would take a vacation or become ill. Of course we had milieu staff....not always enough beefy men or ample milieu staff per shift..which was unsafe due to census & of course take downs/therapeutic hold etc.. Do kinda miss some of the good kids, but don't miss the bad ones...lol.

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