hospital nursing burnout

  1. I have really started to dread going into work each morning, my 12 hour shift usually turns into 14-15, I hardly get a lunch break and maybe have time to use the bathroom twice. I really love nursing and caring for people but I just cannot do this to myself for much longer, especially when my husband and I start a family. I am looking for other nursing jobs beside hospital nursing that people really enjoy, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks!
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    About amyBSN

    Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 33
    orthopedic nurse


  3. by   renerian
    HOw about home health, hospice or case management? Maybe hourly home health?

  4. by   amy
    Maybe you need a different facility. I left ER to go to home health and am now interviewing for another ER, better facility. Home health can be very rewarding, but it just wasn't for me; and may not be for you if you LOVE acute care, as I do. Good luck either way you go!!!

    Home health is VERY NICE for family though.
  5. by   renerian
    HOw are you feeling today amybsn?

  6. by   gwenith
    Talk to your facility about shifts shorter than 8 hours. To me it sounds as if this is some of the cause of the problem. Here the 12 hour shift is rare and from what I read on this board we just might be making a dreadful mistake by introducing them.