Who hates nursing, honestly???? - page 3

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  1. by   blue note
    Quote from squee-gee
    What's so wrong about making the suggestion that if a person is unhappy they look into some other area of nursing???
    Well, unless they are asking for your advice, or their unhappiness is affecting their ability to do the job competently, I think that such a suggestion is presumptuous, rude and none of anyone's business.

    It really concerns me that there are some nurses who can, I assume, provide good patient care and empathize with the situation their patients are in, but when it comes to their fellow nurses, they completely lack empathy and lead with comments like "if you don't like it, get off the floor". That in itself if another reason why many nurses hate nursing.
    So true. There are so many similar discussion threads where some nurses do come across as awfully judgmental about their fellow nurses, especially all the professed concern about nurses in it for the "wrong" reasons because they don't have "the calling" - spare me that concern in the guise of judgment!
  2. by   showbizrn
    Quote from believeallispossible
    exactly what the title says: who honestly hates nursing????
    you're kidding?
    right???
    i guess not.

    hate working short--staffed
    ]???---yes!
    hate abusive patients, families and staff???---yes!

    hate nursing???---no!!!

    it ain't perfect
    but it's
    the only profession
    i care to work in
    where
    i can
    reach out
    and
    touch somebody
    and
    make this world
    a better place.

    that's my
    showbizrn: from the heart:
  3. by   kcochrane
    Quote from squee-gee
    Whoa! For pete's sake, I certainly empathize with the nurses I work with as well as with my patients! 90 % of the nurses I work with are fantastic, hard working people and I feel so fortunate to be associated with them. Of course you can be unhappy and still do a good job! My only issue is with the few who are not doing a good job, complain constantly about working in a hospital setting but don't do anything about it. Who ever said anything about quitting without finding a new position first, or taking a job that pays less or doesn't offer benefits?! What's so wrong about making the suggestion that if a person is unhappy they look into some other area of nursing???
    There is nothing wrong with it. There are so many different options for nursing, that is always worthwhile to see if something might be a better fit. Honestly it is something that I would say to anyone - not just a nurse that is unhappy with where they are. There are too many options in life to spend 40+ hours miserable. I had a CNA that was just unhappy all the time.

    To the OP, the only thing I hate about my job is the endless paperwork that does not enhance my resident's life, the short staffing and the stupid rules set up by administrators that have never done bedside nursing. I love my patients - even the difficult ones. I feel everyday that I make a difference. But I can understand where people would not like nursing - its not for everyone.
  4. by   squee-gee
    [quote=kcochrane;3619716]There is nothing wrong with it. There are so many different options for nursing, that is always worthwhile to see if something might be a better fit. Honestly it is something that I would say to anyone - not just a nurse that is unhappy with where they are. There are too many options in life to spend 40+ hours miserable. I had a CNA that was just unhappy all the time.

    Thank you!!! This is exactly the point I was trying to get across - obviously not very well, it seems!
  5. by   squee-gee
    [quote=blue note;3619455]Well, unless they are asking for your advice, or their unhappiness is affecting their ability to do the job competently, I think that such a suggestion is presumptuous, rude and none of anyone's business.


    These ARE the nurses I'm talking about!! The ones that are so discontent it affects their patient care - and I would never give unsolicited advice to anyone!
  6. by   dionnedillon
    i would just say that if i had it to do all over again, i wouldn't
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    Do I LOVE it? Sometimes.
    -Like when I see an adoptive couple over the moon about the baby they get to take to their good, stable home.
    -Like when the antepartum that nearly bled to death from a complete previa a few years ago sends us a recent picture of her family and the baby she worked so hard to keep, who is now almost 4.
    - Or when I finally get the six-week-old miserable, withdrawing-from-drugs baby to sleep, and she smiles while she's dreaming.

    Yeah, those things are priceless.

    Do I hate it? Sometimes.
    - Like when I'm taking care of a 12-year-old whose stepfather raped her and it resulted in a pregnancy.
    - Like when mom has been trying for years to conceive, only to deliver her 16-weeker into my hands in the hospital bed.
    - Like when a drunk driver crosses the center line and collides head-on with a 15yo girl traveling with her family who happens to be 39 weeks pregnant. She died as the OB resident dirty-sectioned her, and her baby died a couple days later.

    Those days suck.

    Mostly, though, I love taking care of patients. I hate JCAHO and paperwork crap, which seems to be filling more and more of our time and taking us away from actually taking care of people who need it.
  8. by   dancer_meggs
    I'm a CNA/HHA...I greatly dislike my current job somed days...other days it's a getaway...depends on the patient honestly. but I don't hate it...i merely put up with it.

    My question is...what direction is nursing going in exactly? A lot of poster have said that they "don't like the direction nursing is going in. I don't personally know of any nurses that work at real hospitals (my aunt works in a psych unit...and my DON works in an office) so...really I'd like some more info about that.
  9. by   TuTonka
    Quote from Elvish
    Do I LOVE it? Sometimes.
    -Like when I see an adoptive couple over the moon about the baby they get to take to their good, stable home.
    -Like when the antepartum that nearly bled to death from a complete previa a few years ago sends us a recent picture of her family and the baby she worked so hard to keep, who is now almost 4.
    - Or when I finally get the six-week-old miserable, withdrawing-from-drugs baby to sleep, and she smiles while she's dreaming.

    Yeah, those things are priceless.

    Do I hate it? Sometimes.
    - Like when I'm taking care of a 12-year-old whose stepfather raped her and it resulted in a pregnancy.
    - Like when mom has been trying for years to conceive, only to deliver her 16-weeker into my hands in the hospital bed.
    - Like when a drunk driver crosses the center line and collides head-on with a 15yo girl traveling with her family who happens to be 39 weeks pregnant. She died as the OB resident dirty-sectioned her, and her baby died a couple days later.

    Those days suck.

    Mostly, though, I love taking care of patients. I hate JCAHO and paperwork crap, which seems to be filling more and more of our time and taking us away from actually taking care of people who need it.
    I agree with your sentiment...Kudos on stating it.

    TuTonka
  10. by   Valerie Salva
    Quote from RedhairedNurse
    I love nursing and I hope other's feel the same as me.
    It's a stressful job, but very rewarding.
    If there is someone that 'hates nursing' then IMHO, they
    need to leave the profession. Sick people do not deserve
    a nurse that hates nursing.
    I would love to talk to you in twenty years and see if you have changed your opinion.

    Many excellent, caring nurses love the ideal- what nursing is supposed to be, but hate the reality of it. That does not make them bad people or mean that they should be judged by a brand new nurse as needing to "leave the profession."
    :smackingf
  11. by   Valerie Salva
    Quote from TuTonka
    You know I am saddened by the increasing number of seasoned nurses stating they hate nursing. I mean new grads and reality shock makes them hate it for a short time but when a seasoned nurse states that... there is something definately wrong. Burn out happens in all professions but hatred of the profession suggests a major problem within the profession itself. The "experts" had better start looking into this NOW before there is no profession worth saving. For the record no I do not hate nursing however I do not like the direction it is heading.



    TuTonka
  12. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    Many excellent, caring nurses love the ideal- what nursing is supposed to be, but hate the reality of it. That does not make them bad people or mean that they should be judged by a brand new nurse as needing to "leave the profession."
    Yes, yes yes! If all the nurses who hate the current state of nursing left the profession, guess what? The profession would be lacking many many good nurses and patients would surely suffer. And probably those nurses who currently say they love nursing would grow to hate it because the staffing ratios would be even worse, and some of the greatest mentors would be gone!
  13. by   TuTonka
    I would like to see a thread on what keeps you in nursing....emotionally, spiritually,financially and/or anything positive that keeps you in a profession that is constantly evovling and changing at a rapid rate.

    TuTonka

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