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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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- Mar 15, '12 by llgWow ... your 1st post. Do you feel better now that you have spewed your venom out into the world?
- Mar 15, '12 by VivaLasViejasI'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.
- Mar 16, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from mcrutRNNot all of them. Some? To be sure. Too many? Definitely.Because every nurse who has been around awhile knows that only they know it all.
But all? Come on.
- Mar 16, '12 by Julie19Everyone has the right to their own opinion, I guess.
Glad you got that out of your system. Move on now, please.
- Mar 16, '12 by Nein33"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."
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!
- Mar 16, '12 by frankie,RNIs 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.
- Mar 16, '12 by BostonTerrierLoverRNSounds Like a Case of Opthorectumitis!!! (That's a Crappy Outlook!)
- Mar 16, '12 by pinkfluffybunnyI 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?
- Mar 16, '12 by woohQuote from pinkfluffybunnyOh my goodness, this describes it soooo perfectly!!!nursing in general is like being locked in the monkey cage at the zoo and their all throwing Poo at you