I am sick of being a job hopping RN - page 3
by Kasandra 6,351 Views | 21 Comments
I need advice. I am a RN with 2 years of experience. My speciality is cardiac although I have med surg experience as well. Ever since I graduated from school with my BSN in 2010, I have had this love/hate relationship with... Read More
- 0Aug 1, '12 by KasandraAlso: I tell my colleagues to hold me accountable to the established standards of nursing care. If and when they point something out that I may be doing wrong or what have you, they are protecting the patient and looking out for me as their colleague. I am far from perfect, and realize that no one is, or ever will be perfect. Cocky, overconfident people are a higher risks of hurting the people they care for because of their arrogance and pride. It is one thing to be confident yet humble. It is quite the other to never ask questions and make mistakes at the cost of someone who places their trust in them to care for them and keep them safe. Accountability for ourselves and eachother is huge.
- 0Aug 3, '12 by SpaciousnessDear VivaLasViejas,
I read your reply yesterday (August 2nd) and it has been "hanging-out" in my head. It really resonated for me personally, because I have personally found that I can always come up with good reasons why a job isn't right. What I have noticed however is that I keep doing this and that while my "reasons" may be true, the real issue has to do with me. The terms that you used, "restlessness" and "dissatisfaction" really ring true. I wish that I would have come to this kind of awakening earlier in life, yet at the same time, I still struggle with restlessness and dissatisfaction. There have been many things that have helped me to deal with this, e.g., history (just looking back over my life and seeing many job changes, relationship changes, moves, etc.), therapy, my faith (christian), as well as the support of good friends and using mindfulness meditation and aspects of Buddhist psychology (even though I identify as christian); such as the recognition that part of dealing with life is accepting the fact that dissatisfaction (dukkha) is an inherent part of life (this is one aspect of "The First Noble Truth" attributed to the historical Buddha). This does not mean of course that people should take abuse, or that nurses shouldn't organize, just that wise action comes from seeing the big picture in a sober and discerning way and not from emotionally reacting to "causes and conditions" (another common piece of Buddhist terminology). Also sometimes (as others have noted in this thread, but not using these words) we have to "lose the battle to win the war." If we are too busy reacting and moving around we may miss out on either a better opportunity when it shows up at the right time or on the fact that the situation that we are in has changed.
Just my "2 cents" to thank you for your comment as well as feedback for Kasandra and anyone else reading the thread who can relate.