What would you say is the LEAST stressful nursing position out there? I know they all have their stressors, but which one would you say has the least amount? I am curious about everyone's opinion.
Feb 23, '07
It definitely is individualized to the nurse/person.
We all have different reactions to different situations.
We just have to learn which ones we can tolerate.
It is different for each one of us.
Also, at different times of our lives/careers, needs/tolerances change.
Situations I loved when I was in my 20's would not stress me out.
Soul searching/ being in tune with how you react to different
types of work situations will help you decide what to do/where to
work. Also as you learn what stressors go with particular work
sites, you will be able to decide if you can or cannot tolerate it
(mentally and physically).
I once was in a work situation where the CNA told the supervisor
that she just loved the unit and the staff. He said, "well, just wait
it will change." I thought at the time that he was really cynical, but
really he was right. We have to accept the fact that all things are
subject to change and be aware that even though it is perfect at
the time for us, it may change and become intolerable. This has
also happened to me. There can always be things out of our control
that change a work situation to become totally untolerable (change in
manager, for example.........some are totally bizarre/dishonest/have
no one's interest in mind but their own/etc).
Last edit by bargainhound on Feb 23, '07
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Feb 23, '07
Sometimes I think the additional stress of work and how well we handle it, helps us to be better at regular every day stress. Which is more stressful, having your patient's life slip from you, or have a coffee mug slip and fall to the grown making a mini Katrina on your carpet?
I do believe that the workers that one is involved with at work can increase your stress level, if you let it! For example, my patient earlier this morning coded and I felt awful afterwords, rehearsing in my mind the events and regretting possible actions I could have taken proactively; so, I was not ready when the dialysis nurse told me I should help move my other patient when I was finishing up my morning med pass...BIG mistake was my telling her no way, nurse assistant can do you the favor! 'Cause she let me have it!!! Loudly told the day shift leader and a nursing instructor of my terrible "team player" attitude! Go figure when just earlier I had helped her move her dialysis cart to the room "X," while explaining to her the stress of dealing with the recent code and when things didn't work with hooking up the hoses to the faucet in the room I had called maintenance to help solve the "problem." Besides, telling others she blabbed to the family of Pt X how awful a nurse I was! I held my peace, because I wanted to make it home in one piece, untangled, and resolute not to do tit for tat!
PS. I certainly agree, no where is nursing stressless, maybe at times less stress; but I'm sure even on a typical day at any hospital anywhere their will be a stressful incident to contend with and someone to keep cool and someone to lose it! LOL
Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Feb 23, '07