First of all, I am NOT a WOCN nor do I have any wound certification.
I'd like to continue my education and eventually get certification for wound specialty, but politics and culture in nursing has made me question continuing in nursing at all. I have a "poll," if you will... I am curious about whether it is easier to avoid such horizontal hostility within a specialty such as this, that often remove you from "floor" nursing...
- Did you work on a hospital floor/LTC or otherwise for any extended period of time before becoming wound care certified... for how long?
- Did you experience bullying/horizontal hostility prior to becoming a WOCN
- Did you/do you experience bullying/horizontal hostility or witness it otherwise as a WOCN?
Thank you so much, I truly need this input... I really love nursing, I am passionate about wounds, but I am so hurt, discouraged and disheartened by the politics and hostility that I am very hesitant to invest more in a career that may end up only causing more heartache. Thanks for all your thoughts.