What nursing field do you think is easiest and hardest? - page 6

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I know nursing in itself is hard but i just wanted to know what you all think what nursing field is easiest to do and which is the hardest?... Read More


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    I always told my students to ask every nurse why s/he did what s/he did, and also why s/he didn't do what s/he didn't do. Lots of people can tell you why they like something, but it's when they tell you why they don't like something that you can make a decision.

    Examples:

    "Mother-baby nursing! I love it! What better opportunity to get a new family off to a good start-- a good birthing experience, establish breastfeeding, and all that. And when a new family has a good birth experience, they'll come back to our hospital for care later on in life."

    "Mother-baby nursing, yeeeeecccchhhh! Tits and fundi and peripads and screaming brats and if I never see another whiny entitled ***** with a six-page birth plan and a mother-in-law it'll be too damn soon."
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    everyone thinks their chosen career is harder. having an aunt in nursing and a mother in teaching, i'm just glad i'm not a state teacher. they have it hardest, if you ask me.
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    I know this is an old post but I had to put my two cents in

    easiest: ambulatory, outpatient, clinic nursing
    hardest: med/surg (way too many patients that complain way to much that aren't sick enough to be on any other floor but aren't quite ready to leave yet), or I would say peds is difficult but ive never worked in peds. psych would be difficult too pending on what psych hospital you are at. I personally would not take comfort in knowing someone i'm taking care of has voices in their head telling them to kill the medical staff. that being said, I do like the crazy old people.
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    Quote from 099080
    I know this is an old post but I had to put my two cents in

    easiest: ambulatory, outpatient, clinic nursing
    hardest: med/surg (way too many patients that complain way to much that aren't sick enough to be on any other floor but aren't quite ready to leave yet), or I would say peds is difficult but ive never worked in peds. psych would be difficult too pending on what psych hospital you are at. I personally would not take comfort in knowing someone i'm taking care of has voices in their head telling them to kill the medical staff. that being said, I do like the crazy old people.
    I wonder if you read any of the other responses on this thread prior to posting?

    There is no possible way to declare one specialty "easy" and another one "hard". The one you are proficient in, the one you love doing, is the one you would decide is "easier" than one you are not knowledgeable in, and dislike doing. That one will always be harder.

    Oh, and the ones you have NO CLUE about? I find many people are quite sure whether those jobs are "easy" or "hard".....although they've never worked in those fields
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    Lol. Ya I can say which one is easiest. And yur right I have no clue about the ones I said I have no clue about but I presume would be difficult. Yes I did read the other posts. But I appreciate you trying to start a little online fight here. Gave me some amusement this morning. I'm pretty sure this post was supposed to be based of of opinion not concrete evidence filled with facts and figures. That being said I still stand by what I said. And just because a job is hard doesn't mean it's not enjoyable.
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    No fight intended, and none started. Takes two to play.

    Have a good day!


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