Dear Frustrated, I have been following your Threads now for approximately 1 week, and I have noticed that you received, a compendium of Good, Sound, and obviously Well thought Out "Advice" on your situation
At first I thought, "Oh no, another shinning example of Nurses Eating Their Young" However now I, as well as others here see another side of your plight. It causes me to wonder if you have considered any of the options offered to you here??? Which begs the question, "What steps have you taken to alleiviate the obvious stress you are under" I am from New York originally, and when I was in your shoes, both when I started out in E.R. Nursing, and in the not to distant past, I had to make decisions regarding my continuing carreer(28 years now) Of course the latter situation was made much easier, because of my experience, and confidence in my clinical skills. What you are dealing with is not in your control. There are many people who are frustrated, for various reasons, and one can only speculate on those reasons(You can never be sure)
So, to the heart of the matter, "Do you wish to continue your chosen carreer?" If so, I would strongly advise you to put in a notice of your intent to leave your current position. Without knowing how far you may have to travel to obtain a new beginning, I am positive that staying put in your current situation, can only accomplish one thing, Another Burned Out Nurse!
Which in turn will only add to the Nursing Shortage. Add to this, that apparantly anyone can visit here and see our "Professionals" engage in these discussions about our profession(I believe that in order to Post here, one should have to provide a "Valid" Nursing Licence)
This is only restrictive in the sense of Nursing Issues, non-licensed visitors could have their own "Posting Page" without having access to our most private issues
? It physically makes me sick, to see what we
are doing to one another. Do you suppose that anyone interested in joining our ranks, would voluntarily opt to become a nurse?? after seeing that type behavior as prevelent as it is??? I know that "moving on" is not an easy decision for most people, but for me the option is always made easier by knowing that there are many people who need us, and if I were to quit I might miss the opportunity to help those that truly need my skills, to help them on the "Road to Recovery"
Lastly, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through these trying times, as well as all my fellow professionals who have been thoughtful enough to respond to you. Good Luck and Gods Grace be with you.