Career in administration vs management - page 2

by Jan_80

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Hello! I've been in nursing for 2 yrs; mostly in peds home care and 7 months of ED experience. I was recently offered a hospital job in Peds unit but after 2 days I quit. I'm not cut out to work at hospitals and I don't see... Read More


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    That has been my observation with 3 decades of nursing also. Somewhere along the line, one would think the PTB would learn from past mistakes. Nursing never seems to learn from it's past.
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    Hmmm. Do you think think the COO of Dell ever assembled computers on a factory floor?
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    You may have noticed that assembling computers is just a wee bit different than nursing...
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    Not really. You get trained to do a job where you stand up all and day and put your hands on things you don't really want to put your hands on.

    And yes lives are at stake.
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    That's probably a good starting point of what's wrong with the nursing profession now a days. Patients being equated to computers by some "Nurses". I don't think many of us were raised by or gave birth to a computer. I don't think a cardiac or neuro curcuit is the same as a keypad or mouse and if a nurse does- they really don't belong in nursing.
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    Jan 80; I'm not following what your goals are, I guess. Sounds like you don't want to work in a hospital, so I'm trying to tell what your long term ideal job would be. That could help guide you as far as choosing a field for a master's degree. Sorry, can offer no insight into which might be the best fit for you.
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    It is great that you have recognized so quickly in your career that which you do not enjoy. Often I see nurses in the same job that they dislike for far too long and they just end up bitter/negative. Thank goodness that nursing offers so many opportunities that you do not have to do something you do not love.

    The biggest difference I have noticed between nursing administrators and nursing management is that nursing managers have more opportunities to still have patient contact, working with rns in the "trenches" and still have a great deal of paperwork. Administrators tend to deal more with operations, budgets, following standards, etc. Both managers and administrators can work outside of hospital settings.

    Best of luck in finding the position that makes you happy.
    Last edit by MomBSN on Feb 25, '11 : Reason: Terrible grammar :)
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    I haven't checked this thread in a while. So...thanks for those nice nurses out there who understands where I'm coming from. Nursing is not just the bedside... I've met too many nurses who are so negative and I just don't have the time to hear their "b****ing". I'm moving on into another field in nursing that doesn't deal with patients but I'm still able to help people, which is very important to me

    Kind regards to all!
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