Nursing & website is depressing!!! - page 2

i've noticed a trend on this board. nurses on this board dont like being nurses and it is very sad and discouraging. everyday i check out this board to see what people are talking about. there are... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    All jobs, regardless of where they are, have their hardships. Nursing isn't alone in getting a crappy boss, co-workers with nasty attitudes or chips on their shoulders, or just plain working with a couple of lazy people here and there.

    The only advice I have for you is to not worry about if a Doctor or a Case Manager has a clue of what you do. They probably say the same thing about nurses.

    Try not to think of everything as "me vs them". I have always said to myself, anytime I have been in any situation where things have been overwhelming or out of control, I take a deep breath and say, "Focus on what you have control over, let go of everything you don't." I start with the least time consuming task (to give yourself a sense of accomplishment) and then work your way up.

    You would be suprised at how saying this to yourself, over and over again, how easy things become to prioritize.
  2. by   HuggyPuglet
    Quote from Sandi0302
    I dont think it is this website that is depressing to me, but how nurses themselves eat each other alive. I think it is NURSES who dont respect nurses, not people in general. I have been given nothing but respect from non-nurses for being a nurse.
    Look at how we talk to each other "Oh, I am an RN, your an LPN, you're not really a nurse." Or I am a BSN, you're only an associate/diploma RN, your're not really a nurse"
    The constant, "I am a nurse more than you are a nurse" is REDICULOUS, downgrading and sad. We are all in this field together right? Oh, and i think the one that really floored me was "Oh, psych nurses arent real nurses." :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire $#@%!@# STOP THE BULL PEOPLE!!!

    As far as the other threads about people quitting: happens in EVERY job field, and those aren't typical. We'd really have a true nursing CRISIS on our hands if that was the norm, and NO ONE would go into nursing school.
    Good luck to you, and I plan on going on for my therefore i must like what I do

    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:

    And develop a very long memory of how your management treated you after you volunteered to help them.... get caller ID and don't answer the phone.
  3. by   mom and nurse
    SeanyRN (a little belated)

    Oh... and you may want to get caller ID
  4. by   GingerSue
    I was happy in my first year on the job - in rehab at a long-term care facility

    My supervisor was great, my co-workers were very nice people
    I honestly didn't experience any problems

    and Happy Birthday
    Last edit by GingerSue on Nov 4, '06 : Reason: add
  5. by   joannep
    Happy birthday!!!
    It can seem that the "care" has gone out of "healthcare", which is why you have this site to vent on.
    I have been a nurse for more years than I can remember, on a couple of occasions I never felt comfortable in my job and have left after 3 months, other jobs I have stayed in for years and moved on due to promotion. That is the advantage, there is always another job out there, which might be a better fit. Get some experience and the world is your oyster.
  6. by   tddowney
    What can you do?

    Well, for starters, don't agree to come in on your day off again.

    If I get fed a pile of BS, I won't put myself in position to have that particular meal again.
  7. by   Nurse`Chief~Chickie

    it does appear like that on the surface. we all need a place to vent, like for the reasons in your post. that sucks for you and we know what that's like. that's whats so great about this site, knowing someone else understands!! it's awesome. and i've seen examples of people really uplifting each other here too, sharing good stories with the bad. sad thing is, our society just plain blows anymore. people are rude and selfish, and work sucks. precisely why i'm able to be on tonight. yay low census.:icon_roll
  8. by   TazziRN
    Quote from SeanyRN
    I've noticed a trend on this board. Nurses on this board dont like being nurses and it is very sad and discouraging.
    Please do not include me in this generalization. I happen to love my job and I know of quite a few other nurses on here who do also. There are nurses here who do not enjoy what they do, but that is true in any profession. This is a place for us to vent and complain and worry. If that depresses you, then perhaps you should be skipping over those threads.
  9. by   oneLoneNurse
    what should i do about this situation?????

    don't go in on your b-day.
    Last edit by oneLoneNurse on Nov 5, '06 : Reason: not correct
  10. by   potatomasher
    Quote from steelcityrn
    I agree, there are many depressing threads on here about nursing. Seems like the only happy ones are from nursing students or nurses who are getting a new job.
    this is the "honeymoon" syndrome.
  11. by   ArmyMSN
    Nursing is a tough career. 3 yrs and counting for me to leave - time to find something else to do.
  12. by   clemmm78
    You have to realize that forums like this are where people can go to get others to help them with problems or issues. It's like that with almost any type of forum.

    I have a greyhound. I found a great greyhound site but if you read it without knowing about greys, you would think they are the highest maintenance of dogs. They're anything but. However, in that forum, people go to find out how to deal with problems that they do have from time to time.

    Same thing in a parenting forum. People write to get answers to problems with their kids. It's the nature of the beast. People rarely shout from the rooftops about how happy they are - we just don't tend to do that. But, we will seek out others if we need help.
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