Loyalty to a nursing unit - page 2

The other day at work, some of the nurses who'd been on the unit for 15+ were talking about how it was unfair that so many people weren;t loyal to the unit. I was just wondering what your thoughts... Read More

  1. by   Jenny P
    I've been at my current workplace and on the same unit for 23 years. I never planned it that way; I'd never been anywhere longer than 3 years prior to this. Would I consider myself as being loyal to the facility? Not necessarily, but it has been one of the best places I have ever worked at in my 38 years in healthcare (33 as an RN).

    33 of our staff of 80 have been here for 10 or more years; but we see many, many new staff that may be on our unit for less than 2 years and then they move on. Many of these move on to anesthesia school (we are a busy CV-ICU and applicants to anesthesia school benefit with experience on our unit).

    It is frustrating to orient someone to a fast paced CV-ICU and have them leave in less than a year or so, but I never begrudge the ones who are going on to anesthesia school or must move because of their spouses having a job change. I do get tired of the "newbies" on the unit that demand to be oriented first on the new machines and devices, then demand better hours and perks than those of us who have been there for a while and then move on when they don't get their way. We try to educate and keep our new staff happy, but it seems as though it doesn't always pay off.
  2. by   ?burntout
    Originally posted by Luv cats
    Hey.... burnout happens.......loyalty or not. Sometimes you need a change to stimulate your mind and interest in the job again.
    This is the WHOLE truth, the ABSOLUTE truth and NOTHING but the TRUTH-hence my name!!!!