The autonomy. NURSING home means the nurses run it, pretty much.
Relationships with my residents.
Not being called off for low census. Being valued.
Being a boss.
Not being a waitress.
No drug-seekers admitted for a week-long whine fest of undiagnosable back pain and morphine. I can't stand the drug-seekers. I don't care if you wanna get high but not on my shift. I am not here to throw every drug and potentiator at you while you drool, ask for a Coke and rate your pain a 10 while changing the channel to Judge Judy from Dr. Phil.
Meh. I'm wondering if I'm really cut out to be a nurse at all.