1. How, is everyone out there? Happy Christmas, Its wonderful to begin to day
    I'd like to ask is what is the level of satisfaction working as a nurse, and what is the aspect which is satisfying and frustrating.
    I am interested post me will you?
  2. Visit jyvk profile page

    About jyvk

    Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 4


  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses.

    I would say on a scale of 1-10 my satisfactio would rate a "7".

    I'm unhappy with the RN to patient ratios and it's too frustrating to leave feeling I'm not giving the best care I can give.

    I enjoy the patients and helping them get well after a trauma. I enjoy my coworkers.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Hmm I would rate my satisfaction 9/10. However, I am an advanced practice nurse so I don't have the ratios to worry about. However, I do worry about my noncompliant patients who require so much of my time.
  5. by   grammyr
    my satisfaction is probably 3/10 right now. i have great docs, coworkers, and for the most part patients. the absolute worst has probably been this past week. i have just felt like my job sucked all week. one coworker buried her husband yesterday, my er clerk's father will be buried saturday, sent a 57 year old grandmother home to die with liver ca with mets.. overdose at shift change today.

    tomorrow will be better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   mom and nurse
    My satisfaction rating is a 4/10. What I like about being a nurse is the type of nursing I'm in (rehabilitation nursing). I enjoy working with folks who are newly handicapped and watching them regain their life skills again. I've met some interesting folks and I have some great coworkers.

    I hate the nurse to patient ratios that comes with working in a hospital. Though at our workplace the ratios are getting better, it is still hard work to give every patient the attention you feel they need. Some days I hit the ground running and don't stop until I give report to go home

    I'm hoping things will change since I'm back in school to become an Advance Practice Nurse (Adult Nurse Practitioner).
  7. by   jyvk
    Thanks for those ratio reps, what bothering me though is the long term sat we have, my job as a Military nurse is well----- keeps changing from one location to another, with equipments, people and the work envt. by the time i get adjusted i am posted out would like to hear how you guys cope,waiting for an stat response
  8. by   mom and nurse
    Never had to necessarily deal with the changes you mention. But I would think that perhaps having the variety of experiences will come in handy one day when you are out of the military and if you continue working as a nurse....though I am sure it must be hard to have to shift posts as soon as you are settled into a job.