A piece of Talking Furniture... - page 2

Ever been through this? You and your fellow nurses are busting tail, trying to take care of a gozillion people, your supervisor tells you: Yeah, yeah, I'm getting the numbers up for the big boss, so... Read More

  1. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by CseMgr1
    My days of martyrdom are OVER.

    Good for you, CseMgr1!

    I put in my notice this week. Less than two weeks to go and I'm outa my s#$$%y situation.

    I'm making an advisment appt at the local university.

    Know what they say, if you can't stand the heat-
    (Is that why I'm so burned-out?)

    I won't let the door hit me in the rear on my way out.
  2. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by webbiedebbie
    It's going to be interesting how the nursing profession evolves in the next 20 years. I may or may not be a part of it.
    I've been thinking about this a lot, myself. I think that nursing as we know it will no longer exist in another 20 years.

    Also, when I see all the excited students on these boards, I feel for them. In a few years, they'll be right where we are now. But, how can you discourage someone from persuing their dreams?

    Where I work there are 3 new grad LVNs. All three are actively persuing ways out of nursing, already!
  3. by   CseMgr1
    I don't think it will be either. I started noticing that 19 years ago. I was working in a small community hospital on the 3-11 shift. A doctor who was making rounds on one of his patients asked me to bring him a dressing tray. The House Supervisor stopped me, pulled me aside and told me: "That's not your job". For a moment or two I was so stunned by her remark that I didn't know what to say. Then, I thought about my patient, and that was all I needed to know, before I politely but firmly responded: "It is my job, and left her standing there.

    If taking care of our patient's needs is not our job, then whose job will it be...when we are all gone?