New Grad Leaving Hospital for Office Job - page 7
by IcySageNurse | 9,936 Views | 77 Comments
Hello everyone,Just need some advice on leaving a hospital job for office work. I just graduated a few months ago, and took a job in a hospital. At first I absolutely loved it, but now I hate it and no longer want to work in a... Read More
- 0Dec 7, '12 by beachfashionnursingHave you ever thought about ICU? I loved working in the ICU because it really gave me experience and it sharpen my critical thinking skills. Most of the time, the residents relied to us (nurses) for answers. You had to think quick when a patient is declining fast. I could not think of a better role that will prepare you for NP school.
Just a thought
- 0Dec 7, '12 by BiohazardBettyQuote from Soliloquy
I found this post to be unreasonably mean. Yeah, it's simple patient care, but she doesn't want to do it and that's her perogative. I hate it when people keep trying to kick others out of the field, who want to be in it, but want to take a more alternative route. It's possible.
OP, to be honest with you I've been looking at Grad schools myself and there are schools who are willing to take you right out of a BSN program. You have to have the grades and stuff and pass the GRE, but schools do take you if it's what you want. I even have a professor who went straight to grad school, skipping the work part, and did very well for herself. So, it's possible.
I think "she" is a "he" based on previous posts...
I appreciate your opinion about my post & I hope you, and especially the OP, know it was never my intention to be "mean"...just offering my opinion as a new grad in similar shoes.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by sharonp30I don't think that you were "mean". This poster really slapped every nurse in the face with this post. Stating that the job was demeaning, not if you are secure within your own self. I feel that the OP has some inferiority issues that will creep up again later. I suspect that being a PA or NP will not be worthy of this poster, and may be demeaning as well. Just my opinion, we all have them.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by BlueDevil,DNPQuote from SoliloquyI agree, there are programs that will take someone without experience. If you will reread my post, I referred to a quality program worth attending, lol. Feel free to matriculate at whatsamattateru.You really don't have to. Many of those responding here have their own views and experience. it's what worked for them. I will say that a lot of grad schools do require you to have 2 yrs experience minimum in acute care and at the bedside, but there are other schools as well that don't. So try to find those and ask around. Do you.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by SoliloquyQuote from BlueDevil,DNPOr...I can continue to share my opinion like you. *shrug* I did not read through all of your posts nor was my post completely directed at you. So, if you shared some programs that they can attend without having acute care experience, I missed it.I agree, there are programs that will take someone without experience. If you will reread my post, I referred to a quality program worth attending, lol. Feel free to matriculate at whatsamattateru.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by SoliloquyQuote from sharonp30Maybe. But I've also met nurses who work in clinics who genuinely HATED working in the hospital, never wanted to do it, because they didn't want to have to deal with some of the things that are dealt with in the hospital. It really wasn't for them. There's so many other avenues to nursing that one doesn't really have to go into one section in order to be what they want to be, right? Isn't that one of the best parts of nursing? Having so many avenues one can take. I don't know where the OP will go with his life, maybe what he said was offensive, but...some people really don't want to clean poop and vomit. I personally don't either. But I know that it comes with the territory and I'm willing to do it if I have to, in order to be efficient. He's not.I don't think that you were "mean". This poster really slapped every nurse in the face with this post. Stating that the job was demeaning, not if you are secure within your own self. I feel that the OP has some inferiority issues that will creep up again later. I suspect that being a PA or NP will not be worthy of this poster, and may be demeaning as well. Just my opinion, we all have them.
But I'm done here. lol. I chose the wrong thread.
- 2Dec 8, '12 by netglowI always find it humorous to read how others like to feel demeaned just by reading someone else's opinion of their own experiences. YES OF COURSE nursing can feel demeaning. There is a fine line in all healthcare and if your job makes you feel this way, I'd tend to understand your feelings.
Get a kick out of the "I love to clean up poop" pledges ...Ah such a badge of honor and respect. LOL. Nowhere but nursing is there this kind of crazy, nowhere.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by NursieNurseLPNNo one WANTS to clean up poop!! We do it because it would be inhumane not to! Its one very small portion of nursing. Ever hear the saying: dont sweat the small stuff?
If you are unhappy with your current job, you have every right to leave. Im surprised you asked this question though because it seems you have your mind made up. But i guess its good to hear others thoughts sometimes when your trying to plan your career.
I hope when im a patient in the future, my nurse isnt disgusted with me ( i realize you didnt say you were, but it came across that way).
I think if you wanted more polite responses, you wouldve posted more politely. Good luck to you! When you become a NP, remember to appreciate all the nurses/cnas who do that job so you dont have to. Personally, id be extremely impressed with a PA or NP who didnt feel they were above helping a patient with something like that.
- 3Dec 8, '12 by IcySageNurseQuote from netglowSentence of the thread. Bravo.Get a kick out of the "I love to clean up poop" pledges ...Ah such a badge of honor and respect. LOL. Nowhere but nursing is there this kind of crazy, nowhere.
After doing some thinking and reading over this thread, I have decided I will leave my hospital position and take the office job. It's in a primary care setting, and I think I will be exposed to what I need to be an NP someday. I can't handle dealing with cleaning POOP or VOMIT any longer, and while I may have to infrequently do so in an office as well, I imagine it would be a very rare occurence indeed. Thank you all for your opinions - and for those who feel slapped in the face because I do not relish in covering myself in someone else's excrement...um...sorry?