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What are the top 3 dislikes about being an RN?

rebelgirl#1

Specializes in GERIATRICS AND PRISON. Has 7 years experience.

1) bosses who do not manage their unit well

2) coworkers with no consideration for the people they work with, come in late and leave early: see above

3) Non medical staff who think I have time to clean and do their job as they are so busy with phone calls to lovies, etc.

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

1) patients and families who think I am their maid/sevant

2)doctors who think I am their maid/servant

3)coworkers who think that they should be treated better than rest of staff because (fill in the blank)___________

bill4745, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 15 years experience.

Idiots that have seen a dozen doctors without a definitive diagnosis who expect me to know what is wrong with them.

Idiots that think I should know every side effect of every drug that exists.

diane227, LPN, RN

Specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg. Has 32 years experience.

1. Patients who do not keep a current medication list with them at all times.

2. Physicians who do not return calls in a timely manner.

3. Nurses who do not treat other nurses with respect.

Rabid Response

Specializes in ICU/CCU. Has 5 years experience.

1. Performing painful and often degrading life-prolonging interventions on patients who will not benefit (ie octogenarian with stage IV metastatic CA whose family keeps him a full code until we've done chest compressions three times in one day). We can't give these patients pain meds or sedation because it will drop their pressures and they might die a day or two sooner than otherwise...ugh...

2. Charting.

3. Working night shift.

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

1. inadequate staffing

2. unavailability of needed supplies and equipment

3. other staff members who have a negative attitude

not necessarily in that order...

1. hours you sometimes have to work, working holidays.

2. Negative coworkers

3. inadequate staffing

Good things

1. The patients

2 The salary

3. I always had a job (not so much I know now)

iluvdetroit

Specializes in Hospice, Adult Med/Surg.

1. Inadequate staffing

2. Doctors who either treat you like an idiot or assume that you want to do the horizontal hula with them just because they are a doctor.

3. Noncompliant patients who can't wait for you to quit going over their discharge instructions, including an 1800 calorie ADA diet, so that they can tell you just what all they are going to eat (their wife makes the BEST peanut butter pie in the world!) when they get home and "get off of hospital food". Can you say, "See ya back here in three weeks!"? Yikes!!!

cardiacmadeline, RN

Specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Has 6 years experience.

1) Press Ganey

2) Rude and unrealistic family members

3) Working every other weekend

1.) Never knowing what my schedule will be.

2.) Patients and family members treating me like I am their slave and not respecting that I have four other patients who feel the same way.

3.) Incontinence

but I still love being a nurse.

chenoaspirit, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Home Health.

1. paperwork takes over patient care

2. doctors who treat us like servants

3. patients who treat us like servants

always being shortstaffed.

everything i dislike about my job can usually be traced back to the above!

rebelgirl#1

Specializes in GERIATRICS AND PRISON. Has 7 years experience.

1) The coworker who thinks she should be off for all holidays, the day before and the day after. Tells me I do not have children so I should work.

2)The same coworker telling everyone how bright and smart she is.

What I love about my job is that what comes around goes around.

1. Kissing up to difficult pt. because you know that you will sit through another long meeting with administration while they lecture you on "ratings" and how you aren't presenting ADIET correctly.

2. Doctors who get upset when you call them in the middle of the night....if you don't want a call find another job!

3. The catty behavior among co-workers. Lets just work together for heavens sake.

iluvdetroit

Specializes in Hospice, Adult Med/Surg.

1. Kissing up to difficult pt. because you know that you will sit through another long meeting with administration while they lecture you on "ratings" and how you aren't presenting ADIET correctly.

2. Doctors who get upset when you call them in the middle of the night....if you don't want a call find another job!

3. The catty behavior among co-workers. Lets just work together for heavens sake.

Oh, AMEN, Sister!!! One of my co-workers once had a doctor tell him, after he called for orders on a new patient at midnight, "What are you? Drunk, or just stupid???" UGHHH...how arrogant! And once the same doctor yelled at another of my co-workers at 7 PM because, "I'm trying to take a shower, you idiot! Can't you people leave me alone????" Here's the funny part: he would not yell at me and a few of the other female nurses, because he was constantly hitting on us and didn't want us to think that he was "mean". Ha Ha Ha...like him being mean to my co-workers doesn't make him mean? What a class A jerk!!!!

nurseiam08

Specializes in Med/surg, telemetry, ICU. Has 2 years experience.

things i most dislike about nursing:

1.charge nurses giving unfair assignments (giving themselves and their friends 4 walkie-talkies while other rns get 5 complete cares + an admission). some nurses will be so busy they'll be pulling their hair out while a few others have no problem sitting at the nurses' station browsing internet or exchanging recipes/gossip.

2.having to document everything, sometimes just for the sake of documentation, which leaves little time to spend at the bedside.

3.older nurses bullying younger, less experienced ones.

what i love about nursing:

1. making a huge difference in pts' and families' lives.

2. job security (even in this economy).

3.variety of choices in nursing.

4. teamwork, opportunity to meet so many different people.

5. it is never boring.

(i could go on and on)

Dislike:

1. Doctors that treat you awful or make you feel stupid

2. Difficult co-workers

3. Working holidays and weekends

Love:

1. When a confused resident remembers you

2. Knowing you helped a family and resident through death or at least try to make it peaceful

3. When your team is wonderful