Georgiana* 2,824 Views
Joined: Nov 29, '05;
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with most jobs, i think i can even say all, youll find yourself smiling, happy with everything, then the following day comes around and you want to pull your hair out. as someone said, the people with the extreme negativity was probably venting, and so i am glad i made this forum because its showed me a complete different side. from the looks of it, most enjoy it. thank you for your time and honesty! its very much appreciated.
Well, I think I'm burning out already and I'm only a nurse since the end of June. I don't think it's for me... I'm not a patient strong enough person to deal with it all, which is my problem. A lot of times at work I'll have a kid screaming or getting upset over something like the pulse ox probe, and I'll just be thinking, "why don't you just SHUT UP, this is NOT that big a deal!!!"
I think my expectations were too high, of what nursing would be like and of my own capabilities. I don't know what my problem is. I seem to lose a lot of my compassion on the job... not in how I act to the patients but in the way I think, for sure!! I get extremely fed up with parents, with patients, etc., even though I KNOW they are under stress/anxious(parents), or don't really understand what's going on (kids). There are some kids I do love. But seems to me like there are many spoiled brats too. Go ahead and flame me please... I really know I deserve it. I'm being serious. But to all the parents who say... "I don't know HOW you all do this job!!!" I'm saying, well, I don't either know how these nurses stick around... they are amazing people which I will never be!! I may just need to get into another field of nursing. I do love most kids, but maybe I'm just not meant to take care of sick ones.
But I think if you are able to keep a positive attitude towards the profession and be realistic about the difficulty and stress of it, especially at first, then you will do well and end up enjoying it. Go into it with your eyes open and really research the positions you're applying for, and don't just take your first job offer because you're so excited! (that's what I did)
On a scale of 1-10 pros and cons
working holidays, weekends ......... 7
cleaning puke, bm, mucous ......... 6
disgruntled family members ......... 6
arrogant doctors, staff ......... 6
low pay ......... 6
upper level management ......... 6
no respect ......... 9
saving a life ........... 10+
seeing a newborn @ 2.8lbs,
turn into a thriving healthy baby ......... 10+
seeing a vent pt, breathing on
their own and no longer requiring
assistance ......... 10+
a recovering CVA pt, ambulating ......... 10+
good co-workers who carry
their own load and then assist
you when they can ......... 10+
gratitude from pts, or family ......... 10+
appreciation from other medical
feild workers ......... 10+
I am sure you can think of more, but when I add my scores up, being a nurse
out weighs not being a nurse!!!
just my honest opinion
It all depends...some days I think I should have gone to truck driving school instead !! Other days I am very proud to be part of the profession. As a rule, most days are good. It usually is not the work or the actual patients that get you down, but some of the idiots you are forced to work with, the lazy nurses, the "super"nurses, and the administrative crud that goes on in most places. These are the downers! Otherwise, it is nice to think you are helping people (even criminals--I work in a correctional facility). Somedays are cake...you think, "I can't believe I'm getting paid this much to do this job"...other days are the PITS...you are screaming "I DON'T GET PAID ENOUGH TO PUT UP WITH THIS NONSENSE!!!"
I scheduled my NCLEX examination for December 28, 2005. I am not officially a 'licensed nurse' until I possess a license, so I cannot yet appropriately respond to your question.
However, I think this is a good thread to bump back to the top of the stack for some renewed dialogue.
i came across a post, some saying they regret becoming one, some saying the love what they do. this post was from a while back, so im trying to get new imput on it. how do you feel about it? what is your daily rountine like? etc. etc.
all opinions welcomed and appreciated
I chose to go to a trade school, i am getting my LPN for now and then will do a home study to get my RN. I don't think there are any trade schools for your RN, just your LPN. I think if you want to get your RN you need to go to a college. I know the trade school I go to won't transfer any of my credits, but they have a contract with one of the local hospitals that has their own RN program and they will accept us after we finish our LPN training. A lot of the students in my class will attending that college after we are done here.
Don't get me wrong, some of the tech schools may have transferable classes. That is something to ask, but ask the local colleges around you!! I wouldn't rely on the tech school to give you an answer for this.
If you call the local colleges where you may want to go in the future, they will tell you if that particular school accepts credits from 'XYZ Tech School'.
If not, you may end up having to retake classes at the college when you go to further your education.
Good luck! :hatparty:
I would go to a college or university, and not a trade school.
Many trade schools are extremely expensive, and their credits do not transfer.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
instead of making two posts, i'm going to combine it.
first off, i'm wondering about which is better (in which ever way) when it comes down to choosing a college or a trade school for nursing(rn). what's you opion(s) on it? which one have you choosen? why? etc. second off, i can't seem to even be able to search / get information sent to me about trade schools in new york city. if you know any sites specifically for trades, that have schools in manhattan, i'd be very grateful. i've only seem to have come across ittech, gibbs, the online trade schools which i haven't heard wonderfully about. your thoughts, please.
Hi Georgiana, try this career forum (it is part of allnurses) for some good ideas, good luck!
i've found sites that give the specific careers withing nursing, except they didn't mention a lot of the ones you gave.
thank you so much, all of your information was extrmeley helpful!
Hi, my name is Georgiana and I'm 17 years old. Just graduated from high school this Spring and am looking into possible career choices. I've been looking into the equestrian studies (which is hard to pursue considering I live in Manhattan), jr. high or high school guidence counslor, and a nurse (possibly an ER Nurse, not sure yet). I've read a couple of postings, have got a lot of great information and will continue to.
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