Where have all the nurses gone? - page 2

Where have all the nurses gone? Nursing has changed drastically over the past 30 years. A time came when nurses were actively encouraged to return to college and earn their BSN. Not too much... Read More

  1. by   webbiedebbie
    Can't answer either. Been there, done that, wrote the book, and got the T-shirt.
  2. by   VickyRN
    The hospital lost and the nurses and other staff are paying for it.
    WHY is it SO, that when hospitals make bad financial decisions that they ALWAYS try to make up for these financial losses by taking it out of the nurses' hides???????????
    And, in the midst of it all, CEO's salaries keep on growing to ever new, obscene heights?
    I left the bedside about a year ago (still do a little PRN). Mainly left because of stress and burnout, also got tired of all the nurse-eating, and utter lack of respect.
  3. by   cactus wren
    I voted for burned out, but think the other answers are all a symptom of burnout...ie.. they are all ways different nurses treat their S&S of burnout. I treated mine by quitting my full time job, and going agency. And now I love nursing again.
  4. by   Furball
    To quote Gilda...."never mind......" >sigh<
    Last edit by Furball on Mar 22, '03
  5. by   fab4fan
    Furball: Why, whatever are you talking about?
  6. by   Furball
    haha Fab!!!! You are a quick one...I just thought better of it and erased the bloody post. Can you tell I'm still irked? Hope you are well today.
  7. by   Furball
    From now on I will only express feel good, fluffy, la-de-dah, sing song posts.......Nursing is grrrreat! No problems here....I sound like a dysfunctional family. Sorry to hi-jack this thread with a negative 'tude.

    I vote "burnt"
  8. by   fab4fan

  9. by   Furball
    brrack! brrrack! Furball does the chicken dance....:roll
  10. by   fab4fan
    Sorry, I had to do it...

  11. by   Disablednurse
    I could not answer your post r/t there not being a choice for why I am no longer nursing. I am unable to work r/t my health and it is not burned out or stress.

    Brita01 what part of Mississippi are you from?
  12. by   RNonsense
    I picked "Burned out"..I'd have liked to pick all of the above!