wow...i sure am struggling to find my "niche" in this rn life. i have had 6 jobs since graduating in may 2007. any advice? i know i want to continue to be a nurse..i just get so overwhelmed. i hate hospital nursing. i like procedures and surgery is ok, but i have worked so many places that i dont know what to do now. the last job i only worked a week. it was a home health place that trained me for one day! it was a pay per visit place, no benefits, no mileage reimbursement. they call you constantly (they are not paying my cell phone bill) and sometimes i get phone calls after my "available hours". the phone calls started on sunday and i dont work weekends. it was stressing me out, but i feel like such a failure! i cant seem to stay somewhere. the hours either are horrible, the patient:nurse ratio too much, the staff not helpful...etc. i am so worried about finding another job but couldnt stop from quiting this last position. i just want to be a good nurse. i sent a patient to the ed that was most definatley having signs of dig tox and the manager of company questioned me. she would nit pick every little thing. depressing..... btw that patient is now in an icu.
[color=#483d8b]where to go? any advice out there.
Jul 30, '08
I work in Surgery at St. Joseph, but not as an RN. I am the Surgical Supply Distribution Coordinator. I work closely with all of the Surgery Staff and they are good people that know what they are doing. It sounds to me like you expected nursing to be easier than it was for you. Yes, there are some "easy" nursing jobs, but nursing is mostly hard work. A large number of hospitals across the country are understaffed and Wichita hospitals are no different. I would advise you to either reconsider your spot in health professions or buckle down and face the fact that nursing is going to be really hard work...and just enjoy it! I should hope that you would apply at a few places around Wichita and hope that someone will take a chance on you. Just realize that although it is hard work it is not about you or me, it is about the patients!
p.s. I would search Careerbuilder.com or a similar site and follow up on all of the misc nursing positions open at nursing homes, doctor's offices, etc. Good providence!
Last edit by jewishhatmaker on Jul 30, '08