Why Do Nurses Quit? - page 12

Jamie looked at the framed group photo on the wall of Cohort 22, the 24 new grad nurses who started a year ago in 2015. They all look so happy and eager. Where are they all now? Of the 24, 16... Read More

  1. by   martymoose
    maybe if we weren't treated like crap and given unsafe assignments that risk our license everyday, people wouldn't leave.

    Nursing is one of the most ridiculous jobs out there.

    I'm rather upset that I wasted all these years and money thinking things might get better.Nothing like going to your job daily and worrying about the situations and short staffing you are subjected to.
  2. by   LadysSolo
    nuguynurse2b, are you kidding me? I realize it depends on where you live, but as an NP on salary, I average $35.00/hr when I do the math. I have NEVER made $40/hr., and I have a master's degree with 35 years experience (23 as an RN, 12 as an NP.)
  3. by   AnnoyedNurse
    Hence why I am not going to get my NP...as a matter of fact I am now Per Diem working once a month while I transition out of nursing.
  4. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    Quote from LadysSolo
    nuguynurse2b, are you kidding me? I realize it depends on where you live, but as an NP on salary, I average $35.00/hr when I do the math. I have NEVER made $40/hr., and I have a master's degree with 35 years experience (23 as an RN, 12 as an NP.)
    You basically answered your own inquiry - it totally depends on where you live. I got hired at a hospital as a new grad that was offering me $34/hr...
  5. by   Libby1987
    Quote from LadysSolo
    nuguynurse2b, are you kidding me? I realize it depends on where you live, but as an NP on salary, I average $35.00/hr when I do the math. I have NEVER made $40/hr., and I have a master's degree with 35 years experience (23 as an RN, 12 as an NP.)
    Where do you live/work?

    Our new hires with less than 2 years of experience, irrelevant at that, with 2 yr degrees start above $40/hr. M-F days. Affordable part of California.
  6. by   LadysSolo
    NE Ohio.
  7. by   Generic ER Nurse
    I just dropped out of my BSN program today and have come to the full realization that I am DONE with nursing after 6 years. DONE. I imagine this is what it feels like for an overseas soldier, at war, getting a letter that says the war is over and you will be home in a few months. It feels amazing.
  8. by   AnnoyedNurse
    Congrats! I did the same thing. But don't be bitter about nursing- we did change lives, we helped people, and we cared for the sick. We did our time, and now we move on! Good luck!
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Some of the garbage in this thread:
    Preventing call-ins

    "preventing call-ins" as expressed by some as if people have no right to call out or "owe it" to their boss to explain exactly WHY they call out for starters. It's not kindergarten or the military. Most heinous example: the one where the nurse was called into OC Med and forced to explain that repeated miscarriages were why she called out. Disgusting.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Feb 12

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