Where would your least favorite area to work be? - page 3

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  1. by   BrandyBSN
    wish i could have picked two!

    I HATE HOME HEALTH!!!! and hate LTC just as much.

    LTC because i hate being hit, spit, crapped on (literally), and I generally dislike dealing with old-old-geriatrics when they are the same faces, every day.

    I really hate home health because you never know what type of hell hole you are going into. Walk in the door, and 2 steps later I feel the need to stuff myself into an Autoclave to be disinfected! Yuck!

    Thank god im a student, and wont have to work anywhere but the Hospital. If the hospitals ever closed, i would go back to being a computer tech.
  2. by   ADN 2002
    I can't stand it, but respect anyone who is willing to work psych. It's a difficult field!
  3. by   CashewLPN
    hi...
    I personally dislike LTC... I did it for a while... (voted on it)
    I hate home health too... did that too... absolute hatred

    i like psych though...
    I love rehab...

    its good
    --BA
  4. by   nurs4kids
    LTC..I just admire you guys who do that. Did it in nursing school. That smell...like the smell of impending death, that all LTC facilities have (some do try to hide the smell with strong fruity aromas, which is worse). Nah, I just can't do it. Also HATE ortho.

    Love peds (neuro, surgical and rehab). Don't like medical..too many germs to take home to my babies.
  5. by   codebluechic
    Psych!!! without a doubt. My clinical rotation in school was at an outpatient facility so I would occasionally run into patients on the street. Yikes! Turned me off on psych for good.
  6. by   CEN35
    what did that say? some of your best friends are psych out patients? LMAO!

    J/K

    me
  7. by   codebluechic
    haha, very funny Rick.
  8. by   CEN35
    J/K = Just Kidding!

    me
  9. by   Aerolizing
    Gee, with everyone hating psych, you think it would be easier for me to get a job in psych with 9 years on acute inpatient unit and certification. Returning to work after baby.
    Anyone in northeast Ohio know of any psych jobs out there, let me know.
    I have found that med/surg is toughest. There are a lot of patients there with too high of an acuity to be off of critical care floors and staffing is always always an issue. No lunches, no breaks, no thanks.
  10. by   jayna
    least area of work ...psych.

    When i was student nurse, did my clinical practice in the psychiatric department. Had one aggressive patient there. Nearly kill me. Squeezed my neck......
    I don't feel working in psych...since.....
  11. by   nilepoc
    L & D yuck, can't handle crotch watch. ewwwww.
  12. by   CATHYW
    In nursing school, when we did our Psych rotation, our assignment was to sit down and talk with anyone on the open unit that was not staff. I sat next to a fairly young, attractive young woman, and began talking. We talked for quite a while, and I found out that she was married, the mother of 2 children, and working on her Ph.D in Mathematics locally at the Institute of Technology in the same town. I am now quite baffled, thinking maybe I got a staff member by mistake, so I asked, "what are you doing here?" She calmly said, "I tried to kill my kids." I then asked her why, and she said, "it was right there in my ....book," and she named the book. I decided that I was ready to go home. I obviously could sit and talk that long to someone that disturbed, and never know the difference-scaarrry!
    P.S. All of the bio stuff was true-I asked one of the nurses on the unit. Yes, I made SURE she was the nurse, and not another pt!
  13. by   NeoNurseTX
    LTC - too many patients! sounds depressing, too. also home health..that is just not my bag.

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