"You've never said you liked nursing." A vent. - page 5

by dudette10

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Had a really tough shift the other day, and I brought it home. My husband asked me what was wrong, and I just rambled for 15 minutes. When I was done, he said to me, "You've never said you liked nursing." He's right. I've... Read More


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    Quote from bendyprissy
    Wow, I knew I was not the only one but I had no idea this many nurses felt just as appalled and devastated with this "job" as I do! Kind of nice to not be the only one so absolutely frustrated and angry! I am an RN on a post-op Ortho/Neuro/Trauma Med/Surg unit in a hospital. I have been a nurse for a whopping 6 months. I hate it! I only cry occassionally now vs every night at work. I am so upset I put all that time, money, & effort into school for this & this is what I get. Disappointed!
    You are disappointed? Exactly what were you expecting??
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    Quote from RN In FL
    You are disappointed? Exactly what were you expecting??
    Probably a professional environment within which to work - not much to ask for.
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    Quote from netglow
    Probably a professional environment within which to work - not much to ask for.
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    You see this is what I assume from your posts. Simply stated, that, you are the type that never has been in a professional environment to be able to benefit from the difference it makes or to have any where-with-all to even want to be in one, if you could. Some people are the "it's my lot in life" types. You would be surprised at what you could have if you'd only want it for yourself and those you work with.
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    Though I loved my patients, I hated nursing the whole time I worked at the hospital. It was exhausting being treated so poorly. Then I left for a specialty practice and I love it.
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    Hmm, one of those people who think thinks nurses should shut up and take whatever the boss man throws at them.
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    Quote from RN In FL
    I just don't see why you people, "fresh" on the job, out of school, could not see the enviornment into which you would be entering during your clinical rotations, even during your preceptorships. Why on earth would you think it would change, just because you are a part of it now? I just don't get it. Stop blaming the hospitals and the acuity of the patients, and the staff, and management, whomever else, just because Nursing is not what you thought it be, in your mind, and just accept the the poor choice in the profession YOU CHOSE. Sorry to sound mean, but stop the belly aching already!! and bow out gracefully...
    No, you're not sorry for your attitude toward newer 2nd degree nurses. I am also not sorry for my perspective on the work environment. You seem to get mighty riled up at those who don't share your view of the profession. I'm glad you like what you do and the environment you do it in. I don't, and my and others stating so shouldn't send you into an apoplectic fit.
    DoeRN, Savvy20RN, and joanna73 like this.
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    I saw exactly what nursing was when I was in clinical, and I wasn't impressed then either. I'm also a second career nurse, and I was very aware of what I was entering. I also knew back in my second year of my four year program that I had no intention of staying in bedside nursing forever, and I still don't. Bedside nursing can suck the life out of anyone, due to the environment that exists, which none of us asked for. It just is what it is. Fortunately, nursing offers many choices. I'm paying my dues without complaint at the bedside, but I am getting out within the next few years, and that is a choice I won't regret. My quality of life comes first, and many people, including the OP feel this way. If we weren't dealing with chronic understaffing, mandatory overtime, and lack of resources, more nurses would enjoy the bedside I'm sure. Nursing is great....it's the current system, which we did not create that is draining.
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    I am totally sick of nursing. I AM SO SICK OF BEING UNDERSTAFFED EVERY DAY EVERY MONTH EVERY YEAR EVERY JOB!!!! In non nursing jobs being understaffed isn't the same stress as when it is in nursing. I am soooooooo ready to do any job other than nursing, the only reason I havn't quit yet is money of course. Been at it 8 yrs so burned out, and have tried many different kinds of nursing. Just don't like it.
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    I love love love nursing, but not my facility. There are not many options where I live (almost a monopoly here, and that seldom leads to anything good), so I'm trying to stick it out for a while until I find a new job. I'm a second career nurse as well, but after 20 years of being a secretary, I guess that I'm used to getting the brunt of the badness of the work world (:


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