Burned out and feeling trapped - page 2

by USNRN309 4,398 Views | 12 Comments

I am a Navy nurse currently working in an undesirable department. For the past year, I have put in multiple requests to move to a preferred workspace. However, the "needs of the Navy" currently prevent any such workspace change.... Read More


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    Quote from dharri
    how long do you usually go to Iraq on deployment?
    Personally, I had 369 days "BOG" (boots on ground). It varies by situation, but a general rule these days is a year for Army.
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    Quote from ANC_Maj
    Personally, I had 369 days "BOG" (boots on ground). It varies by situation, but a general rule these days is a year for Army.
    I can add a little bit here, CRNAs:

    1) PROFIS = 6 months BOG
    2) FORSCOM = You return when your unit does (whenever that may be).

    Mike
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    Quote from USNRN309
    I am a Navy nurse currently working in an undesirable department. For the past year, I have put in multiple requests to move to a preferred workspace. However, the "needs of the Navy" currently prevent any such workspace change. Over the past months, I have begun to experience many of the signs of nursing burnout. With no hope to change my workspace, management, or employer, does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? I love nursing, but if things don't improve, I am seriously considering moving the to civilian, non-nursing world. Has anyone experienced the same things? Right now, my only respites are deployments to Iraq.
    I gotta say I am sorry your in that situation. The only thing I can add is that with the Army, if your motivated enough, you can "reinvent" yourself every 2-3 years. You can come in, work for a bit, apply for a school - graduate and work for a bit - and apply for more schooling. You do deploy but you can work around that depending on what you want out of nursing. I know that if love the military but the Navy is treating you poorly, branch transfers can be done (to the Army or Air Force).

    Hope it gets better,
    Mike


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