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One in four RNs wants a new job

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chicookie has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds Hem, Onc, Med/Surg.

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I see alot of threads today on jobs and working as a nurse so I decided make another one! :lol2:

I ran across this article today that stated that 1 in 4 RNs wants a new job.

I wish I could post the direct link but you can't see recent daily briefings unless you are a member of Advisory.com. Its based off the 2011 Survey of RNs: Job Satisfaction and Career Plans.

SAN DIEGO, June 30 (UPI) -- Almost 25 percent of U.S. registered nurses say they plan to look for another job as soon as the economy recovers -- up 15 percent from 2010 -- a survey says.

The survey of registered nurses, conducted by AMN Healthcare, a provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing, analyzed data from 1,002 respondents. Thirty-two percent of the nurses surveyed say they plan to take steps in the next one to three years that would take them out of nursing by retiring, seeking non-nursing jobs or reducing clinical work by switching to part-time or less-demanding roles -- up from the 26 percent who said the same in 2010.

Nurse career satisfaction is high at 74 percent, but actual satisfaction with the role registered nurses hold is at 58 percent, down from 66 percent last year.

Forty-three percent say they either would not recommend nursing as a career to young people or were not sure they would -- up from 36 percent in 2010. Forty-four percent say they would not select nursing as a career if they had it to do over or not sure that they would.

I was wondering if anyone here felt like this?

Or like me have, or are in the process, of having a "back up" plan? I'm actually taking graphic design and photography classes in the hopes of working as a nurse part time and doing that the rest of the time. (Well that is one of the plans, I also want to go to Grad school...Or start a diaper cake business! Maybe I have too much time on my hands.... :lol2:)

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/06/30/One-quarter-of-US-RNs-to-seek-new-job/UPI-52111309490533/

Edited by TheCommuter
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JB2007 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-SURG,STICU.

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We would be more satisfied if the employers would stop treating us poorly. Right now they have the upper hand and they know it. Personally, I am looking for a new job, but I am staying in nursing. I have career goals and I am always looking to advance myself toward those goals. I guess you would say I am one of the satisfied nurses.

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Looking to venture into something else.

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evolvingrn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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i like my job. i am treated pretty good

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sistasoul specializes in neuro/ortho med surge 4.

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I like being a nurse. Or, I like most parts of my it. I like the hands on care, my coworkers and my boss. I just don't like the being pulled in a million directions at once and the charting.

I plan to stay in nursing but maybe in a less stressful position eventually.

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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I like my job, I just wish I was paid more.

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ChristineN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

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I have two jobs and I am currently only satisfied at the one. The only reason I keep job #2 is for the pay, nurses are treated poorly, have no ancillary staff, and the customer errr patient is always right.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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While I am pleased to have a job, it would be nice to have health coverage, dental, vision, short and long term disability insurance, and perhaps a 401k retirement account along with competitive pay. I am uninsured and have no benefits at the present time.

In addition, it would be nice to work at a place that always had adequate staffing, abundant supplies, and no Press Ganey surveys to contend with.

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NickiLaughs has 11 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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I really like both my jobs, but would eventually like to switch to day shift, although I have always been a night owl, my son would see more of me on my days off. I figure once I put my time in, I can make the switch.

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I love actual nursing but not the stressful pace without adequate bathroom/water breaks. I obtained a Master of Divinity and am currently completing a Chaplain Residency full-time while working as a nurse prn. After my residency, I hope to obtain a part-time staff chaplain position and keep the prn nursing job. One difference I notice, other than time for needed breaks, is time to process with other staff, something I don't have time for as a nurse.

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littleneoRN has 6 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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I like my job, generally don't mind my hours, generally get my breaks, and have adequate supplies and resources to do my job. Staffing isn't always perfect, but it's only when we're crazy busy and can't find more nurses to pick up. I love what I do and am 100% satisfied with nursing.

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I am getting another qualification (non- nursing), studying part time/working part time.

I was bullied, ignored, made fun of and basically made to feel like crap by some co-workers. I put up with it for a long time (more fool me). I thought being older, maybe I'm just not transitioning well? I spoke to the grad co-ordinator and the NUM, nothing changed. Eventually, I handed in my resignation. I was called into see the DON, who talked me out of resigning.

Am on the same ward (part time instead of full time), have gotten more support (it has in fact been awesome) but see the same things happening to others. I intervene if I see it.

I don't know if it's the much talked about bullying culture/eating their young but I do not want to be a part of that. Over worked is normal. So is underpaid. Cutting shifts, lack of respect, no support or appreciation.. I could go on. Sigh.

Would I encourage someone else to go into nursing? No.

I don't know if it would be the same everywhere, but I'm not willing to find out.

I am getting out.

It might take a year+ to do it, but I'm out.

Kudos to the nurses who stick it out, you have my respect 'cause it aint easy!

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