I think I care too much

  1. 1 Ive been an LPN for 1.5 years and believe me when I say I was on cloud 9 after I graduated school. So fast forward to 2013 and what Ive noticed is that there isn't any "care" in this industry. I am tired of making enemies because I choose to do whats right. I am tired of feeling like an outcast at work when I report things that arent supposed to be. Sunday I damn near got assaulted by a CNA because I intervened when she felt the need to take a patients tray and hand it to another patient. I kid you not this is the 7th job that Ive had since Ive been a nurse!!! I dont know what to do! I am tired of feeling like doing the right thing is the "wrong" thing to do. I am tired of CNAs over stepping boundaries, I am tried off management turning blind eyes. I am JUST TIRED. I honestly dont know how much more of this I can take before I say screw it and find another field!!!Can someone please tell me where I can find employment where the staff actually cares? Pleaseeeee





    At wits end...
  2. Visit  nykkinels profile page

    About nykkinels

    From '90% of the time in my head'; 40 Years Old; Joined Feb '09; Posts: 38; Likes: 11.

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  3. Visit  jlynn0324 profile page
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    This is my biggest fear. I just graduated LPN school. What shift do you work? I will be working nights. Maybe its a little calmer.. Feel more in control??

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  4. Visit  Desiree222 profile page
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    I've been an LPN for more than 2 years now..having worked entirely in an acute setting..and I have to say...that I truly made a mistake with this career choice. Not once have I left work thinking that I had done anything worthwhile despite having done worthwhile things.. What's happening right now on my floor is that we have this new manager who is micromanaging everyone which is making everyone fearful and anxious and moral has plummeted by 110%. Nurses who rarely called in sick are calling in sick regularly and there doesn't seem to be an end to the nightmare that has descended on our floor. What does the health authority think we are? Mules without feelings and inner lives? It makes a huge difference if you actually feel comfortable and appreciated at work instead of worrying that every little thing you do is being monitored and judged by not only management but now co-workers. I feel as though I'm in hell.
    Fiona59, LTCNS, sistasoul, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  CNLLVN profile page
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    I deal with this everyday! I know exactly how you feel. I'm trying to go more toward home health or private offices instead of LTC because it's everywhere! I got told I was "too compassionate" lol that's when I know I need to leave
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  6. Visit  nykkinels profile page
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    Yeah I wrote a long letter to the administrator, DON, ADON....and I thought compassion was a qualifier in being a nurse. I now know its a license. NO OTHER requirements. I am now looking into home health or working in a Drs office
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  7. Visit  nykkinels profile page
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    I feel like Im in hell everytime I go to work. I feel like I need some hazardous pay for just showing up. Always under fire
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  8. Visit  CNLLVN profile page
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    Yep I am in that same boat I cry everyday when I leave! It is hell! Luckily I have great CNAs on my shift but it's administration that only care about money and numbers. Not why I became a nurse! I really hope it gets better for you I know how terrible it is
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  9. Visit  nykkinels profile page
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    Nights are good especially if you have a good team of CNAs. Its more peaceful. I started working nights but my supervisor convinced me that I was too "strong" to work nights. I go back and forth
  10. Visit  nykkinels profile page
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    Quote from CNLLVN
    Yep I am in that same boat I cry everyday when I leave! It is hell! Luckily I have great CNAs on my shift but it's administration that only care about money and numbers. Not why I became a nurse! I really hope it gets better for you I know how terrible it is
    Gosh me too!! The bottom line is filling beds! I hate nursing ugh
  11. Visit  CNLLVN profile page
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    I feel like that some days. It really saddens me that I can't wait for my days off just so I don't have to deal with the stress of work. We recently had student nurses at our building and the instructors even made comments about how understaffed and overworked we are. I am really hoping I can get some sort of change soon. I literally sleep my life away on my days off because the demands of my job are wearing me down. Hoping for the best is all we can do at this point
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  12. Visit  fairyluv profile page
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    Quote from nikkinels
    Ive been an LPN for 1.5 years and believe me when I say I was on cloud 9 after I graduated school. So fast forward to 2013 and what Ive noticed is that there isn't any "care" in this industry. I am tired of making enemies because I choose to do whats right. I am tired of feeling like an outcast at work when I report things that arent supposed to be. Sunday I damn near got assaulted by a CNA because I intervened when she felt the need to take a patients tray and hand it to another patient. I kid you not this is the 7th job that Ive had since Ive been a nurse!!! I dont know what to do! I am tired of feeling like doing the right thing is the "wrong" thing to do. I am tired of CNAs over stepping boundaries, I am tried off management turning blind eyes. I am JUST TIRED. I honestly dont know how much more of this I can take before I say screw it and find another field!!!Can someone please tell me where I can find employment where the staff actually cares? Pleaseeeee





    At wits end...

    OMG you sound like me. I feel the same way and I've only been a nurse for 6 months. I truly understand where you are coming from. I feel like I get in trouble for doing the right thing, when it would just be easier to just do what everyone else does while Admin turns the other cheek. you do what's right and then everyone thinks you are making them look bad because you are doing your job and the lazy one's are not. but the lazy one;s seem to be Admin's favs. I don't understand it either.
  13. Visit  ktwlpn profile page
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    Quote from nikkinels
    Ive been an LPN for 1.5 years and believe me when I say I was on cloud 9 after I graduated school. So fast forward to 2013 and what Ive noticed is that there isn't any "care" in this industry. I am tired of making enemies because I choose to do whats right. I am tired of feeling like an outcast at work when I report things that arent supposed to be. Sunday I damn near got assaulted by a CNA because I intervened when she felt the need to take a patients tray and hand it to another patient. I kid you not this is the 7th job that Ive had since Ive been a nurse!!! I dont know what to do! I am tired of feeling like doing the right thing is the "wrong" thing to do. I am tired of CNAs over stepping boundaries, I am tried off management turning blind eyes. I am JUST TIRED. I honestly dont know how much more of this I can take before I say screw it and find another field!!!Can someone please tell me where I can find employment where the staff actually cares? Pleasee
    At wits end...
    I am lucky enough to work in a non-profit LTC with a good reputation in my community.I left other facilities (and lost money) because I felt the residents were not receiving the care they deserved and I could not,in good conscious, continue to be a part of those organizations.Keep looking-good LTC's are out there.
    I will point out that you are the common denominator-you state you have had 7 jobs in 1.5 years-maybe your behavior is contributing to your problems? For instance,when you corrected the CNA who "felt the need" to deliver the wrong tray to a resident did you do it in a mature,respectful and professional manner? I'm sure she "didn't feel the need" to make that mistake nor did she do it just to **** you off.It was a mistake and you can point it out in the right way or the wrong way.If you are constantly having problems with the cna's and your peers it may be due to the way you are coming across.
    You are only responsible for your actions,stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and reporting every thing you see and think is wrong.Admin will start to block out your complaints and when you have a valid one they won't listen.Unless a co-worker is endangering someone's life you should worry about your own job performance and no-one elses.You have not been doing it long enough to critique everyone around you.-
    No disrespect meant to you-I've been a nurse for a very long time and my tone of voice (especially in times of stress) is something I constantly have to watch.We are all "works in progress" Just try to start every shift with a "do good work" attitude,be non-judgemental, be kind and courteous to peers,residents and visitors and you'll see that you get back that same positive energy you put out.
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  14. Visit  KRSLPN profile page
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    I can understand your feelings of being "at wit's end", BUT, I have to say, being employed as an LPN for 1.5 years and you are at your 7th job, DEFINITELY raises a red flag for me.
    As another person already stated, maybe it is something you are doing or saying, without even realizing it that is causing you some issues with everyone from the admin all the way down to the CNAs.
    Think about some past situations and replay the scene in your head. Try dialing back on comments to others and you may just find that things are not as horrific as you believe they are.
    I type this reply with the hopes it is taken to heart and not as pure criticism.
    BrandonLPN likes this.


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