I'm a third year nursing student and I don't think I want to be a nurse anymore. - page 4

I have anxiety issues and am extremely hard on myself, so a stressful job like this will only add fuel to the fire. I hate reading all of the negative threads on this forum. It depresses me. I don' t... Read More

  1. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from NatashaFromOregon
    True, BUT in order to get those jobs, you usually have to put in several years doing (med/surg) bedside nursing. At least that is how it is in my area. Hospital staff nurse positions seem to be the ONLY positions open to new grads.
    That must be area specific, as there are non-hospital nursing jobs around here that don't require experience. And if they do require experience, it's only for 1-2 years, not "several".
  2. by   SarasotaRN2b
    I don't know if you all realize that the OP had posted this last October and considering she has only 3 posts to her name, she is probably long past this decision.

    Of course, to say that others don't have this same concern would be wrong of me.

    Just a note...

    Kris
  3. by   jonathanknbo
    we all know that, but we also know that some others come here looking for advice too, now.
  4. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Quote from jonathanknbo
    we all know that, but we also know that some others come here looking for advice too, now.
    And I don't deny that others are looking for advice. I just noticed that some were directing their comments directly to the OP. That's all!

    Personally, I think that anyone who is 3 years in with only one to go, would just finish it.
  5. by   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from LauraTheNurse
    Thank G-d there are masters and phd programs now, you have a lot of options.
    Amen to that!
  6. by   NatashaFromOregon
    Quote from RainDreamer
    That must be area specific, as there are non-hospital nursing jobs around here that don't require experience. And if they do require experience, it's only for 1-2 years, not "several".
    Yes, it is area specific....hence, I stated "in my area." :wink2:
    Most of the clinics are part of our regional hospital (Sacred Heart) and they require, and I quote from a job posting at my daughter's pediatric office, "3-5 years experience in medical/surgical, ambulatory, critical care, or related; excellent assessment and triage skills." A new grad wouldn't have a chance. Private Dr. offices in my area hire Certified Medical Assistants or perhaps an LPN.

    And, I'm sure there are many other areas that hire as mine does.

    That being said, I'm not moving.....so....I'm not really sure what to do. I'm sure there are others that feel the same way.
  7. by   NurseJR08
    I just graduated from nursing school in December. I almost quit in my junior year because I hated all my clinicals and I hated being in the hospital because everyone seemed so unhappy. I swore that if I finished I would never work in the hospital because I didn't want to hate going to work. There is a really high rate of new grads leaving nursing because in some areas the work environment and shortage of nurses can make it tough.

    HOWEVER, you really just need to look around and see if it is just the environment and stress that comes with it that worries you? While I was in school I worked in a clinic/surgery center and LOVED it! You could look into more of that type of setting that may be lower stress and a better environment. I wouldn't give up yet! You just need to find an area that you really like with people who are going to support you! I now work in a PACU and love it! I like going to work every day and I have a really great group of experienced nurses that help me out so much. I'm glad I didn't quit!

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