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- Feb 20, '10 by RNtrendwatcherYou've got to ask yourself: Are you tired of the job itself, or of the working environment? If the answer is the latter, why not consider travel nursing? That way, you won’t have to give up all those years of training and experience, nor spend time and money developing new skills. Sometimes, a change of scenery and different ways of doing the same thing can really help you from getting burned out in your area. There are many travel nursing agencies around; I’ve heard good things about American Traveler.
- Feb 21, '10 by bigjayI worked bedside on an oncolgy/g-med floor for twelve years and didn't realize how tired I was of it until I recently transferred to ER. ER is still technically "bedside" but there's such a variety and different focus it's been a great change for me. Something to consider anyway.
- Feb 26, '10 by JohnnyRNI dont blame you it sucks at times--I am tired of it just after two years--I am going back to grad school in the fall for an MSN and then DNP--Rather work with clients and not "Patients"
- Aug 16, '11 by acl0727Did bedside for 3 years, now going the crna route. Dont know how anyone can do bedside for 20+ yrs. God bless them for that
- Aug 28, '11 by JosefVernon HodgkinsMaybe you could step away from bedside nursing, but remember you can always go back?
- Aug 30, '11 by DavidFRQuote from JosefVernon HodgkinsVery true. I've had breathers away from bedside nursing including 5 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in an essentially nurse consultation/outreach rôle, and 5 years as an occupational health nurse in a large international organisation. Good breaks to have had, but you know, I was always gagging to get back to hospital! I've now been back at the bedside again for over two years in oncololgy, and appreciate all the more what I do now, for all it's frustrations. It is true, that old saying that the grass is always greener elsewhere.Maybe you could step away from bedside nursing, but remember you can always go back?
-JoeLast edit by DavidFR on Aug 30, '11
- Aug 30, '11 by Larry77If you are truly "tired of bedside nursing" than for the sake of your pt's find something else fast. In my opinion it's not possible to be really good at something that you don't enjoy, especially something as difficult as bedside nursing.
I love the bedside but I'm also a good leader so I was driven to become a charge nurse in my ED...while it is fun to have one of the most challenging nursing jobs around (IMHO)...there is something to be said for the ability to truly help a pt have a better day with a smile and/or a caring touch.
Good luck in your adventures, some great advice on this site and I'm glad your seeking it.
- Sep 11, '11 by ERNurseBSNWork ER? Work Psych? Work outpatient? Work OR?
I don't know how anyone in their right mind could survive a year, let alone 13 of floor med surge nursing. But to each their own. They are great at their jobs and I sure as heck need them everyday.
- Sep 12, '11 by groovy jeffi like the pt interaction and education aspect of bedside nursing; however ratios are getting worse and my body is getting older!! i'm going to need to make a change in the next year or two; was thinking dialysis??????
- Oct 2, '11 by a1eyedbanditHahah yea I agree psych has been interesting!! Completely different!! Emergency med is great too!!!