What nursing field do you think is easiest and hardest?

  1. 2 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?
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  JerseyGirl6 profile page

    About JerseyGirl6

    JerseyGirl6 has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Developmental Disabilities'. From 'New Jersey'; 26 Years Old; Joined Aug '11; Posts: 194; Likes: 65.

    56 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  mrmedical profile page
    3
    IMO, based on amount of work-stress-downtime:

    EZ-mode: psych nursing, its like baby sitting
    Hard-mode: MedSurg, mainly because of the large census
    dorkypanda, xenogenetic, and lindarn like this.
  5. Visit  wooh profile page
    78
    Hardest nursing? Whatever I'm doing.
    Easiest nursing? Whatever someone else is doing.
  6. Visit  MN-Nurse profile page
    7
    Quote from wooh
    Hardest nursing? Whatever I'm doing.
    Easiest nursing? Whatever someone else is doing.
    Love this!
    Hygiene Queen, sweetnurse63, Esme12, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  Anoetos profile page
    24
    Easiest: whatever you most enjoy
    Hardest: whatever you least enjoy
    dorkypanda, Rocktheman, mariebailey, and 21 others like this.
  8. Visit  Anoetos profile page
    17
    Quote from mrmedical
    EZ-mode: psych nursing, its like baby sitting
    Color me astonished.
    Have you ever actually done any psychiatric nursing?
    astormofswords, rubato, GrnTea, and 14 others like this.
  9. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    1
    Quote from JerseyGirl6
    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?
    Really, it's impossible to qualify which area of nursing is hardest or easiest. Is there something you would specifically like to know?
    mangopeach likes this.
  10. Visit  Clovery profile page
    1
    Based on my limited experiences in nursing school...

    hardest: med-surg or adult ER
    easiest: mother-baby nurse

    psych seems pretty easy too, if there are aids or LPNs taking care of the dirty work.

    Not trying to offend anyone... I'm just a student and don't really know anything yet. This is just my impression based on rotations at local hospitals.
    dorkypanda likes this.
  11. Visit  JerseyGirl6 profile page
    0
    No just wanted to know what other people thought about this topic...
  12. Visit  zorabanks profile page
    13
    Really Psych nursing, ez! Really???? NOOOOOOOOOOOO....try providing care to a pt who is combative and manages to remove your scrub top, from your body, on the floor...true story...
    nyla75, allthewill, healthstar, and 10 others like this.
  13. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    4
    I suppose desk jobs are easy. But every job has it's stresses and difficulties.
  14. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    8
    Quote from whichone'spink
    I suppose desk jobs are easy. But every job has it's stresses and difficulties.
    Easy physically, perhaps. The mental and emotional strain are unbelievable sometimes, not to mention the fact that staff doesn't think you're actually DOING anything when you sit at that desk. It never occurs to them that you are constantly thinking, thinking, thinking.......they just see you at a computer and assume you're sitting there playing Farmville while they slave away. Not so.
  15. Visit  fiveofpeep profile page
    1
    mother-baby seemed to be the easiest in-patient nursing job when I was in school, but I never did it as an RN.

    tele seems hardest because you have a high ratio, med-surg crappiness going on, and patients that probably arent quite ready to be out of ICU
    dorkypanda likes this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

Top