gettingbsn2msn 7,384 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
Posts: 477 (47% Liked)
Yep, hospital totally overrated. Enjoy the boredom. At least you are getting a paycheck.
Found myself in your place a few years ago. Got fired from the only hospital in my area (they own everything). I was fired for asking for a raise (really!) Anyway, it was the best thing ever. I instantly doubled my pay as I went travel nursing. It was terrifying at first but I really enjoyed the people I met. I KNEW that I was good at what I did. I also NEVER cared about administration and as soon as the gig was over, I was out. Plus, alot of hospitals asked me to resign on. I see you are in AL. I was in rural GA. Traveling made alot of sense. Then I went back to get my NP. That is another set of challenges, at best!
I have left the hospital employment game due to all the ridiculous demands of patients. Honestly, it is not the fault of the patient. It is when hospital administration brings in Disney Corporation to ensure that they receive an amazing experience. I was a traveler for years and it was just getting worse and worse.
I went to see my primary care doc yesterday who is now owned by a large hospital corporation here in Georgia. He told me it is "misery". I already knew this. They have to see a patient every 5 to 10 minutes. The demands are getting greater and people think that since medical care is so expensive they are entitled to an almost vacation experience. When I get older (I am already old!) I will have to leave the USA or check out permanently.
The oldest in my class was 54 when she started and she works in mental health in a top hospital on the east coast. Myself, I was 50 when I went back and I am happy with my choice.
Please do not worry excessively about this. I am a newer NP and I am 56 years old. I went back to school ten years ago for a BSN so I would have been 46. I have been fired, laid off, you name it and it has happened to me. I am in the process of opening my own practice (so no one can fire me again as I reach age 60!) We are very valuable due to our life skills and our listening abilities. Find your own niche and you will be just fine!!!
Brian would have been so proud.
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