HATE Peds Nursing?? - page 2

by ArtisticAthlete

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Hola! I'm a new member and I've read A LOT of nursing threads that make me double think this career. Why does it seem like everyone hates nursing? :confused: I'm assuming it's universal b/c my friend hates her job as a nurse... Read More


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    Follow your heart!! Do what you Love to do... and you'll always enjoy it!1
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    I worked with a nurse manager once that had the policy, "I'd rather have three ok nurses with good attitudes than one phenomenal nurse with a bad attitude."

    Skills, time management, etc. can be learned with a little nurturing and positive work environment. A bad attitude is nearly impossible to break and is unfortunately contagious.

    Pediatrics has always been good to me. I have been blessed with mostly excellent managers. Even if you are faced with ineffective managers and coworkers with crappy attitudes, try to be positive and upbeat. Offer solutions rather than complaining. It's infectious and many times can make a difference.

    I think peds attracts good people in general and that is why I have done it for over 16 years.
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    All jobs have positives and negatives. I have crap days, I have fantastic days. I whine a lot, because there is a lot to whine about. I go back because there is a lot to smile about.
    Adults whine and complain, kids play and are cute.
    I don't think there is any other job that could challenge me as much, scare me as much, excite me as much, give me bursts of love and emotion when I see certain clients...
    I do not hate nursing. Hate is an awfully strong word, and if someone HATES it, get out and do something else! Life is to short, and with a nursing certificate if you look long and hard enough the world is your oyster!
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    I love being a peds nurse. When I got to the point of hating my job (at a Children's Hospital- absolutely nothing to do with the kids and everything to do with the toxic environment of the institution), I started looking for a new job. Now I work part time as a school nurse and part-time doing home care/case management. Life is good again.
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    Kel, was this TMC or CHB that you found toxic? JW because I've experienced both and have a few opinions of my own.
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    Quote from NeoPediRN
    Kel, was this TMC or CHB that you found toxic? JW because I've experienced both and have a few opinions of my own.
    Ding! We have a winner. I live in Boston, so I'll let you guess which one I'm talking about. But did you know it's now called "BCH"? I groan every time I have to call that place and someone answers the phone that way...
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    LOL Kel, they reinvent the wheel often over there. Are you working in community hospital peds now?
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    NeoPediRN, how did you like TMC? I have heard opinions regarding BCH (haha) but not too much on TMC.
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    Quote from NeoPediRN
    LOL Kel, they reinvent the wheel often over there. Are you working in community hospital peds now?
    Nah, I got out of the hospital all together. Doing home care/case management and 2 days/week at a boarding school.
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    PediLove, I LOVE their NICU. The kids we get from there are well cared for, the NICU transport nurses are organized and give great reports. The kiddos come medicated and the lines/tubes are clean and neat. I don't find the same from the floor or the PICU, because those areas are SO short on nurses...I did a transport with a kiddo to their floor (who I strongly felt belonged in the PICU), and the nurse who admitted him had 6 other patients and 2 admissions at once back-to-back. Dangerous.


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