Think Twice Before Becoming a "NURSE"

  1. 18 No offense to the old-timers

    Face reality- Nurses are change resistors, not game changers. Working in the worst conditions surrounded by medical money. Making ends meet and supporting their significant others. Thinking they help others. Sorry Johnson & Johnson, we don't make the difference you think we do.

    New Graduates struggling to gain experience and settle a career- they might as well give up before they even start. Because every nurse who has been around awhile knows that only they know it all. And these new rookies, they can eat it.

    I am far from alone on this one. I'm not an LPN making 15 bucks an hour either. I just see through this nursing crap.

    After interacting with enough nurses, its become pretty clear. RUN away before you think you may want to enter the nursing world. It only gets worse.
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  3. Visit  mcrutRN} profile page

    About mcrutRN

    Joined May '11; Posts: 6; Likes: 31.

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  4. Visit  llg} profile page
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    Wow ... your 1st post. Do you feel better now that you have spewed your venom out into the world?
    JRJohnson, monkeyhq, poppycat, and 39 others like this.
  5. Visit  VivaLasViejas} profile page
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    I'm sorry you feel this way, OP.

    There's no doubt that nursing is one of the hardest and most thankless jobs around; most of us either learn to reconcile what is with what we'd have liked it to be, or we leave the profession. Sounds like you're leaning toward the latter, and for your sake (as well as that of your co-workers and patients) you would do well to take a leave of absence.

    Sometimes when we've given and given and beaten ourselves half to death trying to make our employers and our patients happy, we have to step back for a while and let others fill the void. It's OK, it doesn't make you a bad person or a bad nurse.....it only means that you're burned-out and frazzled and you just don't have it to give anymore. You aren't the first, and you won't be the last.

    Wishing less stress and positive direction for you in the future.
    herring_RN, monkeyhq, xoemmylouox, and 33 others like this.
  6. Visit  MN-Nurse} profile page
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    Quote from mcrutRN
    Because every nurse who has been around awhile knows that only they know it all.
    Not all of them. Some? To be sure. Too many? Definitely.

    But all? Come on.
  7. Visit  Julie19} profile page
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    Everyone has the right to their own opinion, I guess.

    Glad you got that out of your system. Move on now, please.
    Fiona59, RT21, JMederich, and 5 others like this.
  8. Visit  Nein33} profile page
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    "our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about."
    tori amos

    realism, we have gotten into a pickle. our healthcare system is discriminatory, it is a fact. the nurses that do not burn out are the ones that don't give enough. it is easy to stay optimistic when you are not worked to the bone, or are concerned about quality care. meaning that you do not give quality care to the patient, for whatever reason.
    so, some of us don't like the system. do we just sit and complain? no. i challenge nurses to improve their knowledge of the system, and improve it! we have no right to complain unless we work to change the situation. i am not a helpless child that has to blindly follow the leader. i am an adult with the ability to stand firm for the rights of proper patient care! please, ask yourself if you put your patient's care first, or just show up for the paycheck. either way, we are guilty of not improving the system.
    hope you find yourself being the nurse, and not the patient!
    god bless
    Fiveten, kalevra, megannicky, and 6 others like this.
  9. Visit  frankie,RN} profile page
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    Is this a cry for help?? Do you need a hug?? Here's one for you.
    Just remember. Momma said there'd be days like this.
    I hope you wake up in a better mood today.
    VictoriaGayle, vintagemother, kalevra, and 11 others like this.
  10. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN} profile page
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    Sounds Like a Case of Opthorectumitis!!! (That's a Crappy Outlook!)
    xoemmylouox, poppycat, vintagemother, and 10 others like this.
  11. Visit  pinkfluffybunny} profile page
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    I was talking to a friend this morning about where her nursing path is going. She wants to quit, but what to do. We have all worked so hard for this then we get jobs and we go out, with enthusiasm, ready to make a difference. Only the reality is that nursing in general is like being locked in the monkey cage at the zoo and their all throwing Poo at you. I have thought about it, the question of how to change the system, but it has become flawed on so many levels, that the flaws are so ingrained. Where do you start?
    IowaKaren, sueall, kalevra, and 12 others like this.
  12. Visit  wooh} profile page
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    Quote from pinkfluffybunny
    nursing in general is like being locked in the monkey cage at the zoo and their all throwing Poo at you
    Oh my goodness, this describes it soooo perfectly!!!
    poppycat, TipitiwichitRN, Songbird,RN, and 11 others like this.
  13. Visit  DixieRedHead} profile page
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    IF you are going to be a nurse, you have to find out what kind of nurse you are going to be.
    There are " smart, task oriented, get it done the right way, let the chips fall where they may, but it is what it is and it's not because I didn't know what to do" nursed (that's me).

    And there are the "let me get that for you, I am so sorry, heartfelt, sympathetic, I feel your pain, I don't mind getting your two pillows one at a time even though I asked you how many you wanted the first time, I will call the doctor at 3 AM to get you a laxative" nurses.

    And then, every once in a while you will get a nurse who is a combination. Those are the nurses who are game changers, making the difference nurses. Which kind you are, is up to you. Just as it was to me.
  14. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Hummmm.....first post.

    I hope that you feel better getting that off your chest.
    Last edit by rn/writer on Mar 16, '12 : Reason: Removed "trolling" reference.
    poppycat and llg like this.
  15. Visit  SRDAVIS} profile page
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    Sometimes it's time to move on, I understand that we have all worked hard to get where we are but if you feel this way that energy is passed to others and we are here to help patients and most time the new generation of nurses. And I can't see you having any positive light shining from you. Take the pay cut and leave for your own peace of mind.
    Merced, nursel56, iconview, and 5 others like this.


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