WAnt OUT - page 3

Hello, I have been a RN 25 years, did Hospice, homecare, and hospital. Currently in the hospital as staff nurse. Most of my career spent in hospital floor nursing. It is ugly there and I want out.... Read More

  1. by   Angela Mac
    Quote from Mary Austin
    Hello, I have been a RN 25 years, did Hospice, homecare, and hospital. Currently in the hospital as staff nurse. Most of my career spent in hospital floor nursing. It is ugly there and I want out. I am still young but they are killing us not to mention how nurses treat each other. I am burned out!
    I understand your frustration sister. I had been nursing for 13 years and was dragged into politics and expected to walk around with blinders on, worked the sixteen hour shifts back to back without a single thankyou, etc...etc... I suffered burnout too and left nursing for two years. I was so upset, I knew I was doing my best & I truly cared, but felt underappreciated & on a dead-end street. I took the time to get to know my children better, help my husband (I painted peoples houses with him), but the best therapy of all--I started writing stories inspired by my nursing experiences. And voila- ended up with a novel. Now that I am ready to get back into nursing, I have a new outlook- and will not be used again...............hang in there Nightingale
  2. by   Mary Austin
    [QUOTE=Angela Mac]I understand your frustration sister. I had been nursing for 13 years and was dragged into politics and expected to walk around with blinders on, worked the sixteen hour shifts back to back without a single thankyou, etc...etc... I suffered burnout too and left nursing for two years. I was so upset, I knew I was doing my best & I truly cared, but felt underappreciated & on a dead-end street. I took the time to get to know my children better, help my husband (I painted peoples houses with him), but the best therapy of all--I started writing stories inspired by my nursing experiences. And voila- ended up with a novel. Now that I am ready to get back into nursing, I have a new outlook- and will not be used again...............hang in there Nightingale.

    Now you are a person who says it like it is....there are no thank-you's and the politics are thick in every medical institution I ever worked in. I truely am tired of the ungratefulness and the expectations of the patients, bosses and co-workers. (Can you tell I worked the last three nights?) That is a grand idea! I have thousands of stories that could easily be written and perhaps shared. Have you published? Generally people are enamoured by stories of patients and their families...what a great idea. Thank you! You have inspired me to write! and even take a break sooner than later from nursing.
  3. by   Angela Mac
    [QUOTE=Mary Austin]
    Quote from Angela Mac
    I understand your frustration sister. I had been nursing for 13 years and was dragged into politics and expected to walk around with blinders on, worked the sixteen hour shifts back to back without a single thankyou, etc...etc... I suffered burnout too and left nursing for two years. I was so upset, I knew I was doing my best & I truly cared, but felt underappreciated & on a dead-end street. I took the time to get to know my children better, help my husband (I painted peoples houses with him), but the best therapy of all--I started writing stories inspired by my nursing experiences. And voila- ended up with a novel. Now that I am ready to get back into nursing, I have a new outlook- and will not be used again...............hang in there Nightingale.

    Now you are a person who says it like it is....there are no thank-you's and the politics are thick in every medical institution I ever worked in. I truely am tired of the ungratefulness and the expectations of the patients, bosses and co-workers. (Can you tell I worked the last three nights?) That is a grand idea! I have thousands of stories that could easily be written and perhaps shared. Have you published? Generally people are enamoured by stories of patients and their families...what a great idea. Thank you! You have inspired me to write! and even take a break sooner than later from nursing.
    Don't get me wrong- I wouldn't want to encourage anyone from leaving nursing...it is a wonderful career choice, but sometimes a bit overwhelming..... that is why I took a break. I did not want to let the misuse of ethics I had witnessed, make me stop caring. I feel refreshed & revitalized and no longer feel the need to grieve. But, however, I would not work for the facility that did me wrong again. Writing is good therapy, and if it helps you, I am glad.... I published through authorhouse (on-line) "Rocky Creek Manor" is a work of fiction & is inspired by my experiences, but like I said, I wrote it for therapy & to show the world that nursing is more than dishing out pills.....

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