getting out of bed side

  1. 0 I have to say, just a year and a half into my career I have really really had it with nursing.

    I'm sick of management dinging me for everything they possibly can for nothing, I'm sick of lazy nursing assistants who feel its my job to do my job and half theirs too (and I get in trouble if I don't), patient's nasty and abusive attitudes, being over worked, no lunch or break, having to watch my back constantly, other nurses nasty attitudes... I could go on and on but I had to vent a little. lol.

    I don't have my bachelors yet, so I know I'm stuck for now. But I always hear about nursing getting out of bed side but other than management I don't hear much specifics about what is out there. I've done a little research but its hard to know where to start. Its the only way in the long run I won't get out of nursing all togather, I don't want to waste my hard earned degree.

    Any idea would be appreciated.

    And sorry for the rant. hehe
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  3. Visit  goalienrse profile page

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    Joined Feb '13; Posts: 46; Likes: 65.

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  4. Visit  NevadaFighter profile page
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    You could work somewhere like in surgery or procedures where you wouldn't have to deal with most of that nonsense, plus have a relatively normal schedule. Case management is a possibility, but depending on where you are, you may need a couple more years experience. You could maybe try float nursing until then so you wouldn't have to get stuck in one area long enough for to have management on your back all the time.
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  5. Visit  goalienrse profile page
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    Thanks. Case management does seem like a perfect fit.

    Getting out of bed side is probably realistically a longer term goal right now, within 3 or 4 years would be nice.
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  6. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    How about school nursing, substance abuse, home health, hospice? There are so many different options. I felt the same as you until I found a job in bedside that I really love. I now work in Mother/baby. It has it's ups and downs like any job but the pros outweigh the cons. Much luck to you.
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  7. Visit  chevyv profile page
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    I'm a psych nurse which is never dull! Although there are lazy people. I have gotten called so many nasty names that nothing bothers me any longer I was thinking of switching specialties because my county job is being eliminated. Hospice sounds interesting to me. MDS coordinator doesn't really have a lot of hands on pt/cna contact. Corrections would be another good one. No family members, no service with a smile, etc... Keep us posted as I'll be looking within the next year.
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  8. Visit  mhy12784 profile page
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    You could go into research nursing.

    There is still a little patient interaction involved (ie hanging up a drip on subject, pre/post med vitals) But a great deal of it is paperwork/administrative duties

    Based on your experience and schooling, its possible to get into that. Although they may want a BSN
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  9. Visit  OCRN3 profile page
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    You can teach vocational nurses?

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  10. Visit  HouTx profile page
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    Sounds like the OP is yet another victim of poor management. <shaking head and sighing deeply>

    Bedside nursing should not be a horrible job. Decent (skilled, knowledgeable, motivated, ethical, etc) management makes all the difference.
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  11. Visit  julz68 profile page
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    I love bedside nursing! But then again, I have awesome coworkers and great management. New grad only off orientation a couple weeks and loving it!
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  12. Visit  floridaRN38 profile page
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    I've been a ER nurse for 7 years!! I'm burnt out and only 30 yrs old. What I am really sick of is the management and 1% increase in salary a year. They management only cares about the pt satisfaction rates. They don't care about the nurses or techs. It's crap!! On a good note. Flight nursing is a lot of fun and exciting!! I am looking now into case management
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  13. Visit  tr2ci3 profile page
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    Quote from goalienrse
    I have to say, just a year and a half into my career I have really really had it with nursing.

    I'm sick of management dinging me for everything they possibly can for nothing, I'm sick of lazy nursing assistants who feel its my job to do my job and half theirs too (and I get in trouble if I don't), patient's nasty and abusive attitudes, being over worked, no lunch or break, having to watch my back constantly, other nurses nasty attitudes... I could go on and on but I had to vent a little. lol.

    I don't have my bachelors yet, so I know I'm stuck for now. But I always hear about nursing getting out of bed side but other than management I don't hear much specifics about what is out there. I've done a little research but its hard to know where to start. Its the only way in the long run I won't get out of nursing all togather, I don't want to waste my hard earned degree.

    Any idea would be appreciated.

    And sorry for the rant. hehe
    I'm sorry you feel that way. I admit the first few years can be tough as you develop from novice to proficient nurse. I have been doing it for a while not to mention transitioned to nursing faculty. Hang in there and really strive to see the "flowers in the midst of the trash", there really are lilies in the valley.
  14. Visit  netglow profile page
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    All those options - case management, MDS for example do usually require certification and experience in that field, in my area. I have never seen any CM job (hospital or SNF) that asks for less than 2 years CM or MDS experience and certification. Now, you will see that some in CM or MDS have learned and were sent for training on the job, but mostly that was years ago. Years ago they'd train anyone who was willing when CM was new - and I've met one or two people who were not even nurses, doing it in hospitals because they started so long ago! Overall the idea of employers sending you off for training is less common. I'm not a CM but have been really looking into just about everything these past years to find what is reality.

    CM is hotly fought over of course by many nurses for the very reason you want to leave bedside. So does everybody else.

    HH or hospice can be good or complete scams. I'd say many more are scams than not these days. Tough one, they can be worse to do than bedside in that you might be forced to work most the day and night to keep up on your charting work - can be most of 7 days a week to get it all done dependent on the employer. After all many of these just want you to admit and chart for reimbursement - patients don't receive much care anymore. I worked Hospice for a short time and felt that I worked for criminals, so I quit.

    One thing, I'd not spend one dollar more on nursing if you can help it. Nursing can be a huge money pit with little return. I know it didn't use to be that way, but today it's totally a money pit.
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  15. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    School nursing, home health, Case Management, ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, urgent care, clinics, doctor's offices. There are endless possibilities.


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