I am a senior nursing student looking forward to joining this profession. Many times, I've been asked by nurses, "Why did you pick nursing?" I see them going through their day, doing nursing tasks/skills but not really caring for the patient. I've often wondered, what made them hate their job so?
I've decided to research this issue on nursing burnout/stress in the workplace. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this subject. What makes you stressed out as a nurse? Is it staffing, the nature of your job, lack of support, etc.? What are your experiences in the hospital? What do you do to deal with the stress/burnout?
As a nursing student, I would really like to learn from all the nurses out there. Please do share your knowledge with me. I would really appreciate it.