I Quit Nursing. - page 2

As the title states, I made the decision to quit nursing last weekend. Actually, I simply couldn't bring myself to show up anymore. A few hours before my shift was to start, I began having the... Read More

  1. by   AdamantiteEnigma
    I'd suppose that there is always the possibility of working for one of the insurance carriers in an office capacity. The pay is there and many ads I see in my area are asking for a license for those positions.
  2. by   NFuser
    Bluegeegoo2....GREAT!!!! You have my respect, and best wishes for a happier, more fulfilling life.

    I am still stuck in the insanity of LTC/Rehab - and given the fact that the ENTIRE administration in our facility is in the process of resigning AGAIN, it's becoming an ever more insane proposition to stay. My husband passed away in January, and I took FMLA to care for him THE DAY AFTER THEY FORCED ME OVER FOR 16 HOURS ON WHAT I KNEW WOULD BE HIS LAST CHRISTMAS. When he passed, I had to reinstate a separate FMLA claim for myself (3 days off for bereavement of a spouse? ARE YOU KIDDING????), but ended up taking a month more before I felt in any way ready to going back to Crazy World...because, I need insurance.

    Never been closer to quitting the profession than now. We can't keep staff, let alone staff who will work and be nice to each other. Been on same merry-go-round with this place ever since we were taken over by Big Out-Of-State Corp. Our SIXTH NHA IN TWO YEARS is leaving because she developed significant health problems as a result of the stress.

    Mea culpa. This is your thread. I wish you all the good fortune in the world! Please keep us posted on your adventures!
  3. by   mejsp
    Your job sounds wonderful. Digging in the dirt is therapeutic. Have you considered a private duty assignment? One of the longterm care facilities I visited had private sitters, assigned to one client. I hope you will keep your license.
  4. by   bluegeegoo2
    Quote from VA2AK
    Sounds like you made the decision to do what's best for you and that's what counts! I'm considering the same, what career/job are you changing to if you don't mind me asking?
    I truly have no idea what career path I will choose. At this point, I have a set of criteria for what I would like out of a new profession: Regular hours, no weekends/holidays/call/mandatory overtime. It's beginning to sound a lot like banking, lol.

    To address others suggestions, I have no desire to work in healthcare in any capacity whether it be private duty, insurance, or clinics. In fact, I'm so burnt to a crisp on healthcare that I get miffed when a family member attempts to solicit medical advice.
    Standing order: Call your doctor.
  5. by   kimpossible4real
    Best wishes for all your future endeavors.
  6. by   Wlaurie
    Ltc time management=work arounds and forging documents saying that you did those things when you didnt. I saw it firsthand but I couldn't and was thus labeled a nurse with poor time management skills. I have worked home health/private duty 1on 1patient care and have been happy since. I know you dont want to hear that but if you need the $ its an option. Not much stress and sooo much slower pace which it hard bc i like to keep busy. Whatever you decide I wish you the best.
  7. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Quote from Leader25
    I may be back to ramen and pb&j for lunch for a while, but the feeling of being liberated is immeasurable.

    It works for me (I mean the ramen part).
  8. by   VA2AK
    I don't know, thinking of getting BA in psychology, but not sure. I just want to have a job I love again!
  9. by   Emmienme
    I am in total agreement with your decision. I am also headed in that direction. Many seem to think the problem
    is #1 We are "just" LPNs and #2 we work long term care. I do not agree. Becoming an RN or changing fields
    will not eliminate Greedy administrations, rude , burned out nurses,etc. ..... If I could do it all over, I would not go into nursing at all.
  10. by   bryanleo9
    I understand your frustrations with management many who only seem to care about expenses.... AKA working us short. I am no longer in LTC, but I preferred working there more as a CNA then an lvn. I had up to 48 residents during the 2-10pm shift. Screamed for help none was offered and I left for corrections.
  11. by   Hoosier_RN
    I worked in LTC for years and loved what it was supposed to be. But the short staffing and management issues is what finally drove me away. I miss my residents and most of my coworkers dearly, but my body couldn't take anymore. I wish I could afford to leave nursing. It's not what it was 20 years ago
  12. by   sallyrnrrt
    I once to a break working for a vetinarian, may have been my most fun job
  13. by   lumbarpain
    OMG....I FEEL SO LIKE THIS....too bad I just saw this post.....wow.....what a mouthful of TRUTH that was......I have had it...
    ..with them all BIG and Small...busted my rump for over 30 years....through the pain and through the tears....no more no more there it goes...GOOD BYE NURSING>...WITH ALL THOSE WOES!!! I am ready to quit NOW