What do you hate about nursing and why?

  1. I'm curious to see why other nurses may hate nursing or what they hate about it? AND GO!
  2. Visit ccorreces profile page

    About ccorreces

    Joined: Aug '18; Posts: 3; Likes: 31
    from TN , US

    80 Comments

  3. by   ccorreces
    One thing I hate about nursing is how mean some nurses can be.. The work is stressful enough...
  4. by   MilliePieRN
    I hate that people with no experience in patient care wearing suits with business degrees make decisions about how we do our job.
  5. by   Davey Do
    Except for the fact that I too
    Quote from MilliePieRN
    hate that people with no experience in patient care wearing suits with business degrees make decisions about how we do our job,
    the only thing I don't like about working as a nurse is the way it breaks up my days off.
  6. by   BlinkyPinky
    So many things. ESP about hospital nursing. Luckily I'm out of that.
    Probably #1 is the desk jockeys dictating how we should do our jobs , including nursing/ medical aspects of it
    #2- fellow nurses.
  7. by   Emergent
    Click, click, click. Learn a new system. Mandatory prompts. Bean count, tidy the chart, click, click, click.
  8. by   LovingLife123
    I hate charting, period.
  9. by   ponymom
    The only thing I truly hated about nursing is the accepted and ingrained practice of understaffing. It truly is where all the other problems in the field stem from...
  10. by   humerusRN
    Right now, it's the middle man mentality that comes with new residents. "Can you call the lab and get them to do.... Can you call respiratory and get them to do.... Can you follow up with the XYZ consult..... "

    I have enough to do without having to do your job too, friends.
  11. by   morelostthanfound
    1) Corporate Healthcare-'Profits Over Patients'-obvious reasons, 2) Veiled, but ever-present age discrimination-the sad truth is that many employers (especially medical sales) value youth and attractiveness much more than clinical experience, patience, wisdom, 3) Chronic understaffing-obvious reasons, see #1 above
    Last edit by morelostthanfound on Aug 4
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from morelostthanfound
    1) Corporate Healthcare-'Profits Over Patients'-obvious reasons, 2) Veiled, but ever-present age discrimination-the sad truth is that many employers (especially medical sales) value youth and attractiveness much more than clinical experience, patience, wisdom, 3) Chronic understaffing-obvious reasons, see #1 above
    This.^^ Also, I strongly disliked how management would stay in their offices and not help out when we were slammed, then complain when we didn't get out on time.
  13. by   kbrn2002
    If I were to write a pro/con list I really wonder some days which side would win. The primary gripes are probably the same as most other nurses complaints. Chronic short staffing, the ridiculous amount of often redundant charting, having zero input about policy changes that affect our work especially when those changes are dictated by somebody with a business degree instead of a nursing degree.

    But by far my biggest hate right now is the near constant national news reports about how the economy is "booming." Unemployment is at a level that hasn't been so low in many years. So - called tax cuts are spurring economic growth etc. etc. etc. Yet I sure haven't seen any benefit from this booming economy at all. While big cooperation's got massive tax cuts with the expectation of passing along some of their savings to staff very few companies actually did this. Sure, Walmart and McDonald's raised their wages. Has anybody in health care received a big jump in pay? I know I sure haven't, but I bet the CEO of our parent company got a whopping huge bonus out of the deal. The whole situation truly angers me.
  14. by   Daisy4RN
    I hate that nurses no longer have the time to practice the art of nursing. Why? Because this is what was best for the patient and at the same time gave the nurse a sense of accomplishment. Now nurses have no choice but to go home knowing that tasks were not completed but even more important patients emotionl/spiritual needs were not met. Not a good feeling for either nurse or patient.
    On a different note, I hate dealing with know it all families...but it said on the internet...

close