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by seek1kees seek1kees (New Member) New Member

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I notice that there are a lot of post on here of a nurses not satisfied with their careers. Maybe its just the first year. I'm unaware if these post are coming from a female or male. I know it doesn't matter...but out of curiosity do the guys deal with the same thing. For some reason I feel like nursing has a lot of non-feminine (messy, disgusting) stuff and with that said I feel like guys wouldn't necessary be disappointed/unsatisfied.

So are you "male" nurses satisfied? Is the first yr always bad?

This post was not intended to offend anyone...if it did i apologize.

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piper_for_hire specializes in SRNA.

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What exactly does it mean to be "satisfied with your career"? That is very vague. If the definition is that you're *never* thinking the grass is greener on the other side then no job, no matter what it could be, would be satisfying forever. Everything has it's pros and cons and over time you may become irritated with the cons.

I've changed careers a couple of times and one thing I've learned is that there is good and bad in everything. Just have to roll with it and know that you can always do something else. Focus on the good stuff about your job and stay away from the bad stuff as best you can. What else can you do?

-S

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Doubledee has 14 years experience and specializes in LTC, Rehab, Hospice and Telemetry.

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Hang around any professional group and you are bound to hear about career dissatisfaction.

I can and will speak only for myself. I have worked in several fields, military, education, business and now nursing. Not counting the inevitable shift from hell, nursing has been a great career for me.

I help people, do plenty of neat things, wear jammies and slippers (scrubs and clogs) to work and have the flexibility to be somewhat quirky.

I was fortunate in my first year to have a preceptor who loved to teach. On the night shift, I had the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and moreover had the time to learn with out feeling totally overwhelmed.

I love those times when I speak with other nurses about some great experience or interesting resident/patient/client and just exclaim, "You gottal love this job!"

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BigDog has 17 years experience and specializes in picc certified.

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That first yr is just the first yr,lots to learn and do 18yrs later still lots to learn and do thats why I love it nevevr the same ol same ol.

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teeituptom is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

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Life is simple

I work so I can afford to golf

I golf so Im mentally prepared to work

Makes perfect sense to me

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