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  1. Has anyone left bedside or floor nursing with less than 3 years experience?
    I'm completely burned out on acute care nursing and need a change. I really want to leave my current job, but the thought of starting again in another department makes me cringe. And I don't want to...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Burned out and hate nursing
    Just wanted to say I agree with the OP. I'm completely burned out and need to get away from the bedside. I'm sick of 12s and working weekends. And the short staffing is getting out of control. I'm...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Was your education worth it?
    No it wasn't.
    May 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Work related depression
    I can also relate. I feel totally hopeless and stuck in nursing. I'm depressed and exausted from this job... I just want to get out of nursing altogether, but the economy has stalled out. Sometimes...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Regrets about Nursing?
    I completely regret becoming a nurse, and wouldn't do it again if I had the choice. If I could go back in time, I would have gotten a master's or become a PT.
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The gross side of nursing..
    You get used to it for the most part.What I can't get past is the respiratory sounds.... Gagging/hacking etc. yuck!
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    I don't actually know for sure, but I can't seem to use it except for calling out because they are so strict with when/how we can use PTO.
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    *meds that
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    Constantly having more and more work, with less staffing and resourcesKilling yourself all day everyday to help people who don't show any appreciation and act like you're nothing more than a...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Drive to work pregnant in state of emergency?
    Gotta love the self-righteous responses "but who will take care of the patients?!?!" "this is what it means to be a nurse!" I realize we need nurses to take care of the patients and this is an...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  11. What if I'm just not meant to be a nurse?
    hi nurses: I have been on here whining away about how tired I am, how I hate 12 hour shifts, how I'm crazy busy/stressed at work etc., etc. And then I thought today, maybe all of my complaining...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    I think 8s are bad for hospital RNs because of weekends and nights. Working 5 days in a week would be terrible with this type of schedule. that said, I'm really tired of 12s. The day is soooo...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  13. I confess...I'm a nurse who doesn't want to work in a hospital again
    I don't think you should feel bad about not wanting to work in a hospital any longer. You have a lot of experience, you can do a lot more.
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. what is your job like day to day?
    thanks for the info, and link to the other thread. I think I would really like home health, but am still undecided... how much acute care experience is needed to feel comfortable as a home health...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. what is your job like day to day?
    Just wondering what a day in the life of a home health nurse was like. I have been considering home health, as I like the increased autonomy and change of environment. What kind of skills do you...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. As an experienced RN, do you like/dislike having a student nurse assigned to you?
    I don't like having students follow me, but it's not their fault. I am just way too busy, and students (through no fault of their own) set me way back for the day. I might like having them if I...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 12 hr shifts and the single mom
    does your hospital have child care? I don't think this is too common, but I've heard that some do. Are there any other single parent nurses that you work with, where you could help each other out?...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What Kind of Positions Are Available for a New Grad in a Doctor's Office?
    wish someone would offer me a job like that!!! give him a call about it and see what he says.
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. has anyone had success leaving nursing for something unrelated?
    Hi everyone: I was wondering if anyone had successfully transitioned from being a nurse to a different profession? if so, what are you/did you do? how did you do it? I am actively seeking a way...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Would you become an RN again if you had the choice?
    not in a million years.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. I feel like everybody hates being a nurse!!!
    I have to say that I truly hate nursing. I don't mean to post negatively to discourage others from becoming a nurse, but I think it probably comes off that way. I certainly think if you want to do...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Disgusted - wipes for bathing
    I think the wipes are actually a lot more sanitary than the basin baths.
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. No job security
    I feel like I have no job security. There's always threats from managers that they'll write up people for everything under the sun. My managers throw nurses under the bus all the time. I go to...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. think I might be depressed?
    Hi everyone; I've been thinking a lot lately, and I think I may be depressed. I feel so sad lately, all of the time in fact. I do nothing on my days off but lay around, thinking about how...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. does anyone regret this career?
    I know many people are unsatisfied in their jobs, but for me it goes far beyond that. I'm a very hard worker, but feel the expectations of nurses are just plain ridiculous. My own health is suffering...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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