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is nursing fun for you?

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in peds//ambulatory care/HH-private duty.

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QUOTE=princess007;4287959]i am a new l.v.n..i find it sometimes very frustrating..it takes me very long just to pass meds, nothing really looks enjoyable , but i want to enjoy my work, please help me and make me feel better because i paid so much for my school and now i have to work as a nurse...but tell me some ways that i can enjoy my work ..i am feeling very low...please help...!!!!:sniff: how do you enjoy work ????

It's really too soon to tell whether you will enjoy being a nurse. You have to go through the awkward phase first. Being new, every single detail has to be processed consciously taking up huge amounts of mental energy and making you feel exhausted and low.

Just like everybody said, in time you will be just as attentive but faster and smoother. Sort of like learning to ride a bike or drive a car. Then you have the potential to enjoy your job, whether because you can be more sociable with the residents or not terrified about making a mistake at all times. There are probably lots of positive things waiting for you around the bend, but you have no choice but to get through this before you will find out what that is. Best wishes!! :nurse:

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locolorenzo22 specializes in ortho/neuro/detox, tele.

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Really, it takes time for you to recognize when the routine has become routine, and when it becomes a "good shift".

For me, if I can help 1 patient understand what's going on, comfort one mom or wife or husband, get my meds done on time, make sure all my patients are as comfortable as possible the entire night, I've "had fun."

Some nights are busy....some nights I have to be a nurse, a tech, a chaplain, and a sitter.

the moments I live for are when I catch something happening and fix it, or bring it to the doctors attention quickly enough that I may have saved a life. A post op patient had a heart rhythm change, and I KNEW something was wrong. VS were stable....pulse ox good....EKG was different....he was different than when I started....after hours of constant bagering the doc, I was finally rewarded with the test I wanted, and the result? he had a PE! I had the rush of knowing I may have saved him....I live for that....

that plus we have evening karaoke in the nursing station...just loud enough to get down and have a good time while still not bothering any patients.

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showbizrn specializes in Behavioral Health, Show Biz.

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let's get the record straight

not twisted!

 

it depends on your job!

 

nursing is fun for me

because i make it fun---

i smile, tell jokes and

present a smiling, upbeat demeanor---

it helps me feel better

and makes my patients and co-workers laugh!

 

now if you went into nursing

thinking you were going to have

disneyland fun---oops! :lol2:

we are trying to save lives, too

and makes folks feel better!

 

have fun and enjoy what you do:yeah:

 

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Kim, HHRN specializes in Home Health CM.

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Really, it takes time for you to recognize when the routine has become routine, and when it becomes a "good shift".

For me, if I can help 1 patient understand what's going on, comfort one mom or wife or husband, get my meds done on time, make sure all my patients are as comfortable as possible the entire night, I've "had fun."

Some nights are busy....some nights I have to be a nurse, a tech, a chaplain, and a sitter.

the moments I live for are when I catch something happening and fix it, or bring it to the doctors attention quickly enough that I may have saved a life. A post op patient had a heart rhythm change, and I KNEW something was wrong. VS were stable....pulse ox good....EKG was different....he was different than when I started....after hours of constant bagering the doc, I was finally rewarded with the test I wanted, and the result? he had a PE! I had the rush of knowing I may have saved him....I live for that....

that plus we have evening karaoke in the nursing station...just loud enough to get down and have a good time while still not bothering any patients.

Locolorenzo, that's my favorite part of nursing, too...:) knowing when something is not right, acting upon it, and helping to save a life. It does make it all worth while. I've had to send 3 patients to ICU since the beginning of my short lived nursing career thus far :nurse:, and it feels good to know that I am recognizing :rolleyes: when things are going downhill. My adrenline really gets to pumping. I just hope that I can continue to be observant of things for my patient's sakes.

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The people I work with make my job fun. We all have the most ridiculous sick sense of humor and mostly spend all night talking about crazy stuff and telling jokes. Or my patients will be crazy (i work ICU) and it will be entertaining (but also really annoying) listening to them make bird noises and other sounds all night. The other night my patient kept complaining that he "had to get out of there" but couldn't walk so I put him in a wheelchair with a monitor and we took a stroll around the hospital. You have to find little things that can make your day better. And it will get better once you're more comfortable.

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