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I hate being a nurse - page 5

hey everybody, I've worked as a nurse for four years in a long-term care facility/rehabilitation center. I can honestly say that being an LPN in my setting is probably the worst job anybody could... Read More

  1. Visit  sherrylee76 profile page
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    I completely understand! As a former LTC nurse, how are we supposed to pass meds to 30+ people, do accu checks, give insulin, chart, help feed, another round of meds, treatments, more charting and God help us if someone falls! I am soon to be out of the nursing field altogether. I'm a pediatric home health nurse and these families are just as demanding as the administrative carpet walker nurses in the skilled nursing homes.
  2. Visit  rachel100639 profile page
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    Give her a break. She's just venting and obviously, she is burnt out.
  3. Visit  rachel100639 profile page
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    Yep, I've done it. I would never work in a traditional nursing home again. I'd rather starve on the street. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to find a bedside nursing job where you're not treated like crap. Yes, you can change careers. I have a couple other degrees now and 2 other careers so I would never have to do nursing again. Many people with kids (and even single moms with kids) change careers. At least, for now, do something else besides long term care.

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