I MUST be out of my mind... - page 2

Okay, so I have decided pretty much to leave my current job doing eight hour night shifts in psych... and return to Med/Surge. Med/Surge used to leave me so mentally and physically drained at... Read More

  1. by   RNOTODAY
    *I* think your gonzoooooo, but, *I* am not the one who is wanting to go back... see, I would flip burgers before I would take a job on med surge, I am fiercely afraid of it!!!! lol
    Seriously, do what you want... you did it, changed gears for a while, now your realizing you want to do it again, and you certainly know what it entails now, so NO, your not crazy,.... and your making a very informed decision....good luck!!!
  2. by   NurseCard
    Well, thank you all for your thoughtful replies. =) I am looking forward to going back. Psych nursing is a field that I ALWAYS found intriguing, but now that I'm here, it just isn't my cup of tea. Still, I think I have learned a lot here. I've learned how to deal with, and be patient with, difficult people.

    TriageRN, thank you for your kind words in regards to dealing with surly doctors in the middle of the night. It's always been a huge weakness of mine, but... well, look above. I've learned better how to deal with people. I think I've also developed a thicker skin in general so...

    I do hope that I can get back on at my previous hospital, as it really wasn't such a bad place to work, as far as nurse/pt ratios, benefits, etc.. The politics and the clicks got to me quite a bit, but I think I've also learned that those are things that exist everywhere, at least in some way, and all of that needs to be ignored. If I can't get on there, well... I'm looking at other good hospitals in my area!
  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you.

    Perhaps now you know yourself a little better, it won't be as stessful. Stressful yes, but those nights in the bathroom crying hopefully will be nonexistent or few and far between.