HATE Peds Nursing?? - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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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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  3. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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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...
  5. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
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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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  6. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    NeoPediRN, how did you like TMC? I have heard opinions regarding BCH (haha) but not too much on TMC.
  7. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  juliachloe profile page
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    In a female-dominated field you are almost guaranteed to experience some kind of .... crankiness. We are emotional beings and we tend to vocalize our thoughts moreso than the majority of men. Of course I'm generalizing, but when we have a problem with something, even if it is a small one, we tend to voice it to one another. Unfortunately ruminating on the negative aspects of our jobs only makes it seem worse.

    I have experienced burn-out. Not from my job but everything that went with my job (management, politics, doctors, equipment, supplies, etc.). I have complained. I have tried jumping to other hospitals. I have considered changing departments. But the only thing that has worked is to adjust my own attitude. We contribute to your own happiness and if we choose to focus on how awful our job is then our job will be awful.

    Bottom line is, do not allow others and their negative opinions modify your goal/dream. You can still be happy with the field you you choose, even if others aren't. Sometimes trying a new hospital makes it easier, and sometimes it doesn't. One thing I've learned is that no matter where you work, whether a hospital or law firm, negativity exists there. Changing your career will not change that.


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