Nursing is slavery Period!!! - page 18

I am probably going to offend some of you and I apologize in advance for that. However I really need a safe place to vent my frustrations about nursing and this is the place. A little... Read More

  1. by   Nurse Leigh
    What the what??
  2. by   Havin' A Party!
    Five years after my initial response (2010), I agree even more with the OP.

    Love nursing but clearly -- and sadly -- the practice of nursing is broken... in hospitals, LTC, and AL.
  3. by   klone
    Quote from Havin' A Party!
    Five years after my initial response (2010), I agree even more with the OP..
    The OP was written in 2012.
  4. by   42pines
    I work for a hospital but am contracted to Industry (I'm an Occupational Health RN) and I just love my job--really. It suits me. I have tough days, difficult days, easy days, great clients, and occasionally nasty ones but overall I do love my work. (And that includes 2.5 hours round trip daily commute).

    But once when I did adult ICU, after a particularly difficult night I checked my BP--it was 220/140. I gave notice the next day. Today it's WNL.

    The turn-over rate for that unit, which was never published but which I followed simply by adding and subtracting new hires was over 50%. It does seem, since I look around now at a few hospitals near me who have lost, or are losing, or unable to obtain Magnet status that there are problems. Magnet status has to, I'm told, have a minimum approval ratings by staff, and it seems that many hospitals are unable to get to that place or hold it there.

    It's odd too, really odd, healthcare costs have risen like a rocket but while I'm paid what I consider a fair rate, my purchasing power does not seem to have gone up at all over the last decade. So where is all that money going?
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    You're correct, K. Meant to write "2012."

    My expressed sentiment remains the same.

    Have a great weekend!
  6. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from pookyp
    What in the heck did I just walk into?? *turns around and leaves*
    A 3 year old thread, for the most part.

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