First and Last Year in Nursing - page 4
I've been an RN for six months. I had a half-a**ed orientation to the SICU that I work in, and have been off orientation for about 2 months. The work load can be ridiculous, the pay stinks, and it... Read More
Dec 8, '06Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 104; Likes: 38I also agree that there is a good reason for the nursing shortage. I only lasted 2 months in nursing after graduation. Now I am working at an afterschool program with elementary kids and I get paid 11 dollars an hour. I was making 15 at the hospital, but let me tell yout he 4 dollars an hour difference doesnt bother me, because at this job I have about a million times less stress. I also have alot more fun!! Right now I am not sure if I will ever go back to nursing, which does sadden me in some ways.