Is it okay to love parts of nursing and hate others? - page 2
I'm a first year RN student, and I'm admittedly pretty green. However, so many areas aren't what I expected. I'm getting the impression from my instructors that "If you don't love ALL of nursing,... Read More
May 11, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: ER ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 717; Likes: 21In nursing school I really enjoied all of my classes! weird but seemed like I learned something new everyday!!
I chose ER nursing after graduation. Seems as if I do alot of emergency critical care medsurg aide work psych and female and geriatriac nursing. Yes we have a bit of it all in the ER. I still like all of the fields. I Like trauma/critical care the best!
Hard to believe I'll be a nurse for 1 year in June!!! wow how time flies!!!
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May 11, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse - Anaesthetics/Recovery/Emerg/Tea Room ;o) Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Emergency/Anaesthetics/PACU ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 61; Likes: 1Love every aspect of nursing? No way!
I have to come to the conclusion that I hate ward nursing... period... ick.... give me ED/PACU/anything else but a stinky old medical ward! :chuckle It was however pretty much drummed into me as well, that you had to like ward nursing at least long enough to get a couple of years experience on the wards to be "a good nurse"...
Funnily enough, I would love to get into nursing education.... and become an instructor... so I can tell all my students that you do not have to love ward nursing to be successful!
May 11, '04Occupation: PMHNP From: US ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 2,918; Likes: 1,546Posted by Michelle: "If you don't love ALL of nursing, that you are in the wrong profession..."
May 11, '04Specialty: Critical Care ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 895; Likes: 26The best thing about nursing is that there are so many different types of nursing.
May 11, '04Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 345I would have probably got in trouble in that class.. as soon as it came out of her mouth, she'd see me.. . It's crazy!!!
May 11, '04Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49I disagree with your instructor. I hate peds, ob and psyc. Would leave nursing if I had to do that but I love oncology, hospice and home health.
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May 11, '04Occupation: Oncology Nurse Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 824; Likes: 2There are so many areas of nursing how can someone love it all. I mean you can go from pregnancy to death and find a nurse at every stage. I do not like peds; so I work with adults. My friend does not like adults so she does peds. My sister loves the ICU and trauma. ICU and trauma scare me to death.
When I was in nursing school (a few moons ago) I was told by someone that the nursing instructor's job is to weed out those who will not make it. So sometimes they seem to make general statements like YOU MUST LOVE ALL OF NURSING.
I think the statement is just silly :chuckle
May 11, '04Occupation: Inpatient acute rehab Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 2,234; Likes: 52Quote from jembAnyone who loves all of nursing is probably severely mentally ill. :chuckle
So, SO TRUE!!!!
I dislike immensely working with pediatrics, and telemetry!!!
I like rehab nursing and home health.
May 12, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 74; Likes: 1I thought I was the only person going into nursing who didn't want to work "wards"... *phew* See, this is why y'all are so valuable to me!!!
LOL at asking her if "She loves everything about her spouse..." *snort* Too funny! :chuckle
Okay, but here's a question - What's PACU? :uhoh21:
May 12, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006I hated mental health in clinical. I also didn't like the renal floor, since 23 out of 24 pts. were on isolation precautions. The masks make me itch some kind of bad.
May 12, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006Post Anesthesia Care Unit
May 12, '04Occupation: CCU/ICU Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in CCU/CVU/ICU ; Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 748; Likes: 307[QUOTE=mjlrn97]........NOBODY enjoys cleaning up incontinent diarrhea, or smelling feet..[QUOTE]
May 12, '04Occupation: Neuro/Trauma ICU Nurse Specialty: Neurology, Neurosurgerical & Trauma ICU ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 655; Likes: 44Quote from rollingstoneI hear ya rollingstone! Although, I love neuro, kinda hate cardiac (more like sick of it) and DEFINATELY hate pregnant women and babies! Like you said, they make me nervous as heck too!!! Once had a neuro patient that was pregnant with twins.....those were the longest two 12-hour shifts of my life! So not only was I responsible for the two adults I was assigned to, I also had to consider the two babies! UGH!Don't worry. I love cardiac, but pregnant women make me nervous as hell; therefore, you won't find this nurse working OB, ever.
So, to answer your question....YES, it is OK to hate certain parts of nursing! Even as much as I love my neuro patients, there's still things in my day that I don't look forward to! Any instructor who tells you that you need to eat, sleep and breathe nursing 24/7 needs a reality check themselves!!!
Hope this helps!