Where would your least favorite area to work be? - page 4

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  1. by   I love my cat!
    Hated peds, hated OB/ L & D.
  2. by   LovingNurse
    Peds is out for me. I love, love, love kids - but my heart aches so badly for the really sick ones that I'm just a mess thinking "this could be my child." Kudos to you that can muster the strength though.
  3. by   aheartfornursing
    I picked home health. I really don't like going into people's homes. Yuck.
  4. by   ChristineN
    I picked med-surg. It's not really med-surg I hate as much as cardiac pts. I never really liked cardiac. I also hate not being able to communicate with my pts, so ICU or confused pts aren't my favorite. Meanwhile, I loved my psych clinical in school. Wouldn't mind working psych someday (I was on an inpatient eating disorder unit, it was fairly safe).


    I work peds, I like my "under 21" pts.
  5. by   Iam46yearsold
    Working anywhere, where I was not close to either a good golf course or a beach.
  6. by   lauramae18
    Even though I feel as if I have a knack for the psych patients that land on our cardiac floor, I absolutely hated my psych rotation and when I've been pulled to that unit.
    Psych nurses are saints.
  7. by   psychonurse
    Well when I did my psych rotation in school the only thing that I hated worse was L&D. LOL. I was a med/surg nurse from the get go, but after a few years of doing that, I decided to try something different and I went to corrections and guess what the majority of our clients are......psych. I have seen some interesting things in my 20 years of corrections but at least now when I get a phone call that we have someone that is talking suicide or hearing voices or whatever I don't run the other direction. I still like a good old broken bone or chest pain but I will do psych if I have to.

    I have only worked LTC once in my life and that was back when I took my CNA traing back in 197???????? I hated it then and I have been to a few now and again and I still wouldn't do it at all. I don't have the back or the shoulders anymore for that type of work.

    I couldn't do L&D (had some bad experiences in school). Wouldn't mind OR and have worked ER...

    BTW- there was no place to mark that you wouldn't work corrections.....I am hurt....LOLOL:chuckle
  8. by   TheCommuter
    I dislike infants, children, teenagers, and needy pregnant women. Therefore, I wouldn't work in L&D, postpartum, the NICU, PICU, pediatrics, teen clinics, or the well-baby nursery.
  9. by   Eirene
    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]OR. I don't like it when I can't talk with patients and see them heal. I wouldn't want to work that close with surgeons either.
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    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]Ortho is a close second. Knees, hips, shoulders creep me out. I hate seeing people in so much pain. I am NOT looking forward my son's femoral osteotomy in 2 weeks.
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    [FONT=Franklin Gothic Medium]I love, Love, LOVE cardiac.
  10. by   lauramae18
    Quote from ChristineN
    I picked med-surg. It's not really med-surg I hate as much as cardiac pts. I never really liked cardiac. I also hate not being able to communicate with my pts, so ICU or confused pts aren't my favorite. Meanwhile, I loved my psych clinical in school. Wouldn't mind working psych someday (I was on an inpatient eating disorder unit, it was fairly safe).


    I work peds, I like my "under 21" pts.
    I did a 2 day rotation through a Prader Willis unit. I enjoyed it but don't think I could work there... way too much manipulation!
    So we can trade.. gimmee your cardiac!
  11. by   ShayRN
    I would be fired from my job the first time I had a 14 year old pregnant girl. L&D, YUCK!

    I have really enjoyed every phase of my nursing career. Loved corrections (where else can you tell a patient to shut up and act like a man?) Learned a lot in cardiac nursing and enjoyed the high stress, fast paced flow of the unit. But I am very happy (for the time being) at inpatient hospice. Really enjoy taking care of they terminally ill.
  12. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I can't do oncology. I've dealt with enough cancer in my family, I don't want to deal with it at work. I especially want to avoid pediatric oncology. I can't deal with dying children. My pedi rotation was in an LTC facility for cognitively-impaired children. it was heartbreaking.

    I hated ortho because I was afraid I would somehow "break" my patient.
  13. by   WalkieTalkie
    OB/L&D - I hate that stuff! It's the same thing over and over and over! Booooooooooooooooring!

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