Love Nursing? Or ???? - page 2

I just want to share my journey on how l got into nursing school and where I am now as a student. Something happened in June 2009, I had only one year left of high school ahead of me and from... Read More

  1. by   stefy01
    That's so true, we only have one life and nobody wants to live with regrets. No one can take away the knowledge I'm gaining from being in nursing school after all. Thanks for your comment
  2. by   BlessedA
    Honestly, before I became a nurse I did the same thing you described in your initial post. I was obsessed with the world of nursing and I couldn't wait to be able to don my scrubs and go be the best I could. Two years later, I'm physically and mentally exhausted. I don't want to say I hate it but I really wish I would have picked another career. I'm so miserable. It's like the workload versus the pay is horrible and I work in rehab. The staff are all nasty; even though I'm in a short term setting, I have to put in vacation a year in advance. Oh, let's not forget there is only one scheduler and she has the power to make my life hell by denying my off days request,whenever she feels. I've tried the hospital for 3 months and I think I'll eventually go back. I experienced a case of the older nurses eating their young there. It's quite interesting because I said the same thing to one of my managers a few months back. To be in a helping/caring profession it's a lot of ppl with no compassion. It's sad to say but In two years I'm burned out. I have no energy but to sleep on my days off and I hate going to work. It's sooooo much work and I'm usually, 9.5/10 times, the only nurse on my heavy rehab floor. I have to do meds, treatments, notes and if someone is declining they take up half my shift.....best to believe I still have to make sure the other 22 people have everything they need or they will report me to the DNS, smh. I'm at my wits end and I don't know what to do
    Last edit by BlessedA on Dec 30, '16 : Reason: spelling
  3. by   AliNajaCat
    Where is it written that everybody should love nursing?
    There are moments of deep, deep satisfaction and validation; there are moments of sheer terror; there are moments where you wish you could just drop into a hole in the ground; there are long periods where you fly into work because you know you're going to learn something really cool; there are stretches where you drag your ass out of the parking lot and trudge in because you feel so damn burnt this week. You will love your co-workers, you will tolerate your coworkers, you will hate some of them. You will love your patients and families; you will tolerate your patients and families, you will hate some of them.

    Sorta like pretty much every other job in the adult world. You get out of it what you put into it; if you expect to see hateful drudgery and mean gurrrlz, you'll find them everywhere you look. If you expect at least a neutral experience, you'll find that; if you expect to find a bit of joy, even just a little bit, every day, you'll find that too. It's your choice.
  4. by   stefy01
    Thank you so much n yes life is about the choices we make at the end of the day
  5. by   Longleggedstar
    Quote from BlessedA
    Honestly, before I became a nurse I did the same thing you described in your initial post. I was obsessed with the world of nursing and I couldn't wait to be able to don my scrubs and go be the best I could. Two years later, I'm physically and mentally exhausted. I don't want to say I hate it but I really wish I would have picked another career. I'm so miserable. It's like the workload versus the pay is horrible and I work in rehab. The staff are all nasty; even though I'm in a short term setting, I have to put in vacation a year in advance. Oh, let's not forget there is only one scheduler and she has the power to make my life hell by denying my off days request,whenever she feels. I've tried the hospital for 3 months and I think I'll eventually go back. I experienced a case of the older nurses eating their young there. It's quite interesting because I said the same thing to one of my managers a few months back. To be in a helping/caring profession it's a lot of ppl with no compassion. It's sad to say but In two years I'm burned out. I have no energy but to sleep on my days off and I hate going to work. It's sooooo much work and I'm usually, 9.5/10 times, the only nurse on my heavy rehab floor. I have to do meds, treatments, notes and if someone is declining they take up half my shift.....best to believe I still have to make sure the other 22 people have everything they need or they will report me to the DNS, smh. I'm at my wits end and I don't know what to do
    Get the hell away from rehab, that's what you do. I did rehab/medicare hall when I was an LPN. same rubbish. I dare not touch that place with a 10 foot pole as an RN, most of the time a patient needed to go out and/or I had an admit who was a hot mess and the whole shift was screwed, and on those days the care I provided to the other 15-20 patients I had was destined to be sub par to say the least. So far ICU & PRN home health are my saving grace. Just do some exploring and find yours. Good Luck!
  6. by   stefy01
    Thanks
  7. by   stefy01
    I though I was the only one sleeping non stop on my days off. At a point I started questioning myself if I had a problem or something. Thanks for sharing your experience and do keep us updated on your future endevours.
  8. by   Longleggedstar
    Quote from stefy01
    I though I was the only one sleeping non stop on my days off. At a point I started questioning myself if I had a problem or something. Thanks for sharing your experience and do keep us updated on your future endevours.
    Oh No! Everyone knows the 1st day off is a bed bound sleepgasm having event! And if I've pulled a double, god have mercy on anyone who wakes me up!
  9. by   stefy01
    ahahahahahahah story of my life and I'm not a nurse yet. One week I did 4 night shifts on a raw so you can just imagine. I shake my hand to all nurses that work night shifts.

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