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I Don't Care

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Has 2 years experience.

Before anyone becomes overly concerned, I still care about my patients and my job.

However, what I do not care about is that __________ Hospital pays their staff a little more for the same job. I love my current employer, despite its imperfections, and my patients are just wonderful. I cannot stand it when fellow nursing students look at me as if I am a three-eyed monster because I'd rather stay at the teaching hospital that I've grown to love.

I also do not care for coworkers who treat their position like a joke, but that is their problem, not mine. As long as they don't harm a patient, we will continue to peacefully coexist.

That is all, my friends.

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

I'm honestly thrilled to see someone happy about their employer! Good for you!

brownbook

Has 36 years experience.

I worked for a teaching hospital in California. Across town was the "fancy" hospital that paid better.

My hospital was part of California Public Employees Retirement System, I didn't appreciate it at the time, but the retirement benefits were amazingly better than the fancy hospital.

I cannot stand it when fellow nursing students look at me as if I am a three-eyed monster because I'd rather stay at the teaching hospital that I've grown to love.

I don't think I've experienced that. Why do you think they look at you that way?

There is so much to learn in such a place (well, one can learn anywhere but there is a wide variety that is not as easy to come across as what you find in a teaching hospital). I, too, have enjoyed many of my experiences overall.

livelovelaugh22

Has 2 years experience.

I feel as if they look at me in such a way, as their tone of voice changes when they're discussing the pay scales of the competing hospitals. And I also love the variety of situations that I have encountered at my teaching hospital, as they've helped me become a better nursing student. :)

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

I feel as if they look at me in such a way, as their tone of voice changes when they're discussing the pay scales of the competing hospitals. And I also love the variety of situations that I have encountered at my teaching hospital, as they've helped me become a better nursing student. :)

You go girl!

I've always preferred teaching hospitals, too. In the community hospital, things are sometimes "nicer". Newer building, the latest equipment, free parking . . . but when you hear hoof beats, you look for donkeys or ponies. In the teaching hospital, those hoof beats could mean zebras or unicorns. The reason I've got so many stories to tell is because I've seen zebras and unicorns. (A number of donkeys and ponies, too, but I've seen some serious sh--!)

I feel as if they look at me in such a way, as their tone of voice changes when they're discussing the pay scales of the competing hospitals. And I also love the variety of situations that I have encountered at my teaching hospital, as they've helped me become a better nursing student. :)

Good for you! I truly believe that if you're in a place like that, you are offered a robust/thorough orientation, and you make the very most of it that you can, it will serve you well for all your nursing days (and beyond)!