I'm currently in my second year of nursing school
. Whilst I love nursing and helping others I am becoming increasingly sick of all the politics and sloppy practice that I'm exposed to every week.
My all my clinical placements have been of substandard quality full of sloppy practice and am very regularly suggested by my nursing school that I turn a blind eye 'as long as I
know the way'.
I also work in a large hospital (largest campus in my part of the world) as a Health Care Assistant (equivalent of PCT). The politics and nastiness in the hospital within the hospital are almost unbearable. I managed to avoid it all, but it seems a CNS has it out for me. She complained to my manager about my 'communication skills' because I didn't answer my Vocera when I was busy in resus helping to turn over the bays with incoming patients.
I know it's a small thing, but I see so much that appals me every day.
Whilst I suppose this isn't exactly deep or insightful, or even a question. Any words of advice or stories/discussion from your own experiences when faced with similar situations would be much appreciated.