I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks" - page 14

People on here need to realize that when you complain on here (and for some that all those individuals do) it really dissuades us new grads from continuing into the profession. First and most obvious... Read More

  1. Visit  waufah profile page
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    I love when a pt comes through the ICU practically dead and transfering them to a regular floor better almost recovered. To me, that is the most rewarding thing about my job......saving lives. On the other hand, nurses deal with alot of stuff that we dont have to....my worst pet peeve is when dietary messes the food order or housekeeping does not clean it is the nurses' fault, why????? This forum should help you realize that nursing is not what it is potrayed to be and I believe we are helping you be more prepared.We vent out here because it is the only place I can without consequences and most of the nurses here understand where I am coming from.
    tokmom, anotherone, Fiona59, and 2 others like this.
  2. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    I had a nurse today counseled for her bad attitude on the unit. She agreed she needed a safe place to vent. I suggested she come here since it is for the most part anonymous. We all need a safe place to spout off when things are really crazy and no one understands like another nurse who's been through the same thing.
    Altra, Fiona59, VivaLasViejas, and 3 others like this.
  3. Visit  netglow profile page
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    You know many nurses do help, that is, when they can. But it is not required of anyone but your mommy to say that "When you grow up and go to work, it'll be a good job with good people and good pay" -- You can't keep hoping things will be this way for you as you enter the nursing world. None of us like it, but really there isn't much we are able to do about it except, OP and others, to be honest.

    -the Easter Bunny has left the room
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  4. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    The students who will be dissuaded by our professional venting should probably not be nurses to begin with. The profession requires a great deal of commitment and dedication as well as the ability to adapt to difficult situations.

    If a nursing web site is so disturbing for nursing students that some of them quit...ah well...better now than after they have $50k in student loans for a profession that they cannot handle.
    tokmom, OCNRN63, bigsick_littlesick, and 8 others like this.
  5. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    Quote from tewdles
    The students who will be dissuaded by our professional venting should probably not be nurses to begin with. The profession requires a great deal of commitment and dedication as well as the ability to adapt to difficult situations.

    If a nursing web site is so disturbing for nursing students that some of them quit...ah well...better now than after they have $50k in student loans for a profession that they cannot handle.
    I couldn't agree more.

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  6. Visit  Raewynv profile page
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    It is quite interesting about all the venting that us students are suppose to be complaining about. No one knows exactly how another person is feeling about a situation as no one has had the exact same experience. One thing I have been taught is to never ever put yourself into another persons shoes as you will never know what they are going though as you have never experienced it. This also counts for those who have been doing the same job day in and day out for the last 50 years.
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  7. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from DoingGodsWork
    Maybe you should try to remember when you too were a New Grad and how you were so eager to learn about nursing in the beginning. And if nursing is so miserable and horrible why not leave the profession and allow fresh new people to take the jobs you seem to despise so much. Nursing is about caring for people and that in it's self will never be a negative for the person who truly does this job for that reason.
    Are you speaking to me? You are making a lot of assumptions about me from what OTHER people have written or determined by your own ideas. I don't need a lecture or reprimand from you.
  8. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Quote from DoingGodsWork
    I made a mistake with my post because I don't always post to this site but now I'm sure I have gotten it right. My original reply was to Ruas61. And if you read my post it should make perfect sense that I am not talking to a new grad nurse. It should be apparent that I am speaking of experienced nurses who have forgotten that they too were once New Grads.
    You are lecturing not speaking. Big difference.
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  9. Visit  nurse4sale profile page
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    Jenni, the world needs more people like you, people who tell the truth like it is. Nursing does suck!
    Fiona59 likes this.
  10. Visit  Liddle Noodnik profile page
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    Quote from hershdawg
    ...him*
    I'm sorry. thanks for the correction!
  11. Visit  mariahlily profile page
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    what??? nursing isn't all campfires and rainbows?? I seriously could have sworn that's what my preceptor told me.
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  12. Visit  procrastinator911 profile page
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    I'm a nursing student and graduate in May. I'm on here practically everyday. I actually don't mind the nurses venting. It gives me a realistic expectation of hospital life. It let's me know to toughen up a lil or I may get eaten alive lol. Just my thoughts though
  13. Visit  tigerrn profile page
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    Quote from hershdawg
    People on here need to realize that when you complain on here (and for some that all those individuals do) it really dissuades us new grads from continuing into the profession. First and most obvious question, Does anyone actually like being a Nurse? I mean granted I don't think anyone loves all aspects of their job, but does it seem like a nightmare every day? Secondly, name the best part of your area and your biggest pet peeve.

    Sorry had to rant.

    Ruas61 is why we need nurses like you. Keep your head up.


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