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Are you considering leaving the nursing profession due to hospital conditions and Covid-19?

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AnonymousSuper has 8 years experience and specializes in Supervisor.

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I've come to the conclusion that hospitals will never have our backs. We are disposable bodies to them. Doing this work is no longer worth the risk it poses to my personal health.

Anyone else feeling this way? What do you plan to do if/when you plan to leave nursing?

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Naturally Brilliant has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Because of the Coronavirus? No.

The only thing that would make me quit is marrying Emma Stone and living off her Hollywood earnings.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

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There's been a bunch of topics on this very thing lately. From what I have read it seems that while most are not considering leaving nursing there are some that are. Particularly nurses that either have underlying conditions themselves that increases their risk factor or they live with and are the primary caregiver for an immunocompromised loved one and don't feel the risk of bringing this home is worth it.

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9 hours ago, AnonymousSuper said:

I've come to the conclusion that hospitals will never have our backs. We are disposable bodies to them. Doing this work is no longer worth the risk it poses to my personal health.

Yup

9 hours ago, AnonymousSuper said:

Anyone else feeling this way? What do you plan to do if/when you plan to leave nursing?

Nope

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Definitely looking to leave inpatient hospital setting. It’s such *** the way we are being treated.

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I am in the same boat here. Realistically speaking the majority of jobs in healthcare will always involve exposure to COVID patients in the future. Bedside nursing is the most intense in terms of exposure. Having preexisting condition I don't know when or if I am going to do bedside nursing again. Get an advanced degree and work in telehealth? Billining and coding? I am looking into alternatives. Right now we have to worry that the society will hold together through this pandemic.

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mom_e_bizcut has 23 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Jack of all trades, master of...a few ;).

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most nurses are "lifers" ...probably a big reason these companies can treat nurses as poorly as they do, they know how much has been invested in your career. I have no other skills to work in other fields(for the same pay that is) unless you count the crazy zombies and monsters that I make for halloween decorations for my home and how many can actually make a living with a career in the arts..probably few

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fibroblast has 5 years experience.

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On 4/12/2020 at 8:28 PM, AnonymousSuper said:

I've come to the conclusion that hospitals will never have our backs.

Watching the news and reading news stories, this has become a battle of hospital administrations and the nurses. It just puts in the spotlight the real issues in the healthcare setting that have been going on for a long time. There is no respect on either side, the administration doesn't respect the work nurses do and pile on more patients they can't take care of, and the nurses don't like to be thrown under the bus. Now we can see the cold hard truth. The CDC changes rules just because 'it goes along with the culture of the pandemic', one day a mask is appropriate, next day its not, and NOT TRUE to safety that it so-called holds dear. Next week it will be something else. The administrations are following this same pattern.

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