Quote from spirit11
I have tried many different areas in nursing. Med/surg, transplant unit. flight nursing, Community health nursing, L&D, Women's health clinics gyn,colpo high risk pregnancy. NOW I am starting in the GI lab on monday.
My problem is that I have a hard time working with other nurses. I know it sounds strange. I have examined this over and over again. I really need a job that I can work with patints and limit my contact with other nurses. I feel like there is always 1 that will make the job difficult.
I have not been a nurse for very long (10 YEARS) and I have much to learn. I think I take a lot to heart. I can put up with crabby patients but I have a hard time with other health care workers that make life hard for others.
So while I wait for my thick skin to grow I move from for one area to another looking for the best fit for me.:stone
I feel the same way. When you have good co-workers it's awesome. But working on a regular basis with some nurses is very draining. In my experience, it seems there's always someone who has a poor work ethic, is very gossipy and judgmental, or super religeous who spends all their time witnessing to pts and staff, or just plain mentally unbalanced.
Some people are downright mean. I also take it to heart when I'm treated badly by a fellow nurse.
As a traveling dialysis nurse, I'm often the only nurse in a facility. It's tough to be the only licensed person and responsible for everything. but, it is nice not to have to deal with too many other nurses, sometimes.
It's funny, because all of my best friends are nurses or other staff whom I've worked with.