NJnewRN (3,825 Views)
Joined Sep 9, '12.
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I sent you a pm. All the best to you.
I have everything I could EVER want and need. I just want to be with the people I love!
I wouldn't call our hard earned money "great" that's for six figures and up. Since I have to bleed for it. I make a good salary.
Check my calendar to see if I have to return the next day and call out. Then, I basically make sure I spend the next day venting on Allnurses. Take myself out to a steak dinner and a movie. Then, I spend the entire day relaxing. I might even turn off my phone to avoid those annoying phone calls about coming the next day.
Funny, this is how I felt after leaving home care. Know the feeling. My anxiety level was through the roof! I felt as if I was being tortured throughout the process. Good luck on your future endeavors. I'm looking to leave the field all together, but we'll see...
First, I know that this question has been asked before in many ways. I just need some ideas on what to do with my life after nursing. Has any ever left and pursued some completely different and was successful?
There are some positives to it because honestly most people outside of nursing really don't know what we actually do! It can be extremely frustrating. As someone who tried travel nursing it can be extremely stressful as you are basically in unfamiliar territory. I would like to see at least one episode for myself. I really hope that some real world nursing is portrayed. I hope that MTV does not glamorize our profession and trash it. People who walk away with a sense of what we really do. My hopes might be crushed and the show might attract more people to go into nursing for ALL the wrong reasons. Who knows...
Finally, finally someone understands how I feel! I could just bawl my eyes out. Yes, there are somethings in healthcare that are down right wrong! It has nothing to do with age. I started at 24 and was ready to leave by 26. No sir! I don't have all the energy to run around like a mad person. I've been told by many that I'm young and that's where I belong. It is so offensive. Not because I'm in my twenties, it doesn't mean that I have the energy and vigor to constantly tolerate abuse and do things that goes against all my beliefs. I wish that people would understand this before they get into the profession. Every where I go, people are constantly telling me that I make a lot of money. I've learn to stop arguing with them. I shake my head thinking you have no idea what I have to do to make this kind of money. Honestly, the reason why I'm still in nursing now is because I've found an area of nursing that is the exception to nursing. Anyway, good luck!
Ha ha ha that's why it's called "Nurse Practitioner." Get it? There's Nurse in the title. Clearly, there is something going on in her head to make her want to separate herself from distinction or title. When she has to renew her rn license she should make that distinction to the BON.
mclennan nailed it on the head, but I wish I could tell those people not to do it! There is no shortage and it's a rough life. After 4 years of crazy, I'm on the verge of getting the heck out. Good luck to all those people.
I've tried many different things. The only thing I seem to like is radiation oncology which is an outpatient setting. It's where I've felt most happy as a nurse.
Pretty much the same. Funny as ever. Making the patients, family, and friends laugh. I like everything neat and presentable. Sometimes, I'm not as meticulous about cleaning my apartment. But for the most part I'm pretty much the same.
Bare in mind I was a float med surg nurse. I didn't find it mentally difficult, but what I hated was all the running around. For example, I did ortho 7pm to 7am. All I did from 7:30 to 2pm is take the patients to the bathroom. I was all physical of knee & hip surgery. Then, on the other units all I did was running around passing out meds, set up IV fluids, give blood etc., There hardly any thinking involved just physically overwhelming.
Actually, UMDNJ leaves it up to the students to find their own preceptors. I looked in Felician College, but can't afford their tuition.
Thank you for the feedback I was seriously considering FDU, but I know nothing about them. What about UMDNJ. I heard there's a lot of disorganization with them. I applied there, but decided to hold off off going until next year. So please let us know about these programs.
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