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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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himilayaneyes specializes in Critical Care/Coronary Care Unit,.

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I like my job most days. I plan on staying in nursing, but as a family nurse practitioner. Starting school this fall. I just can't be at the bedside for the rest of my life...a little too back breaking for me. And I can't really say that I would recommend nursing to anyone else. If you can find a job, you can make good money, but don't know if they'll have any job satisfaction. I don't know if anyone really has that..but it is what it is I guess.

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Multicollinearity has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Psych, DNP Student.

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I hate to say this so early into my career, but I am not satisfied with my job or my role. I am only doing it to get clinical experience and support myself through an FNP program. I am fearful I'll hit the same feelings when I'm an FNP, but at least I'll have more autonomy there. At least as an FNP I can deal with one patient at a time and let the staff RNs run like crazy being the "catch all" of everything.

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pedicurn is a LPN, RN and specializes in CVICU, Obs/Gyn, Derm, NICU.

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At least as an FNP I can deal with one patient at a time and let the staff RNs run like crazy being the "catch all" of everything.

:rolleyes:

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eriksoln has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary.

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I do have a "backup" plan. I planned it out the way I did because......well, it can "adapt".

1. Get BSN. Why? Well, too much talk about BSN becoming "the min. requirement". IDK if it will happen or not, but I know this: If a real push for it starts, I'd rather already have my BSN than scramble during the last minute to get it. Truth is, if there ever is a huge push to eliminate ADN's at the bedside, tuition for RN2BSN will increase. I'd rather get mine now, while its.......ummm, for lack of a better term, cheap [tongue in cheek]. I'm getting my BSN without taking loans. I consider it job security and the 1st part of a plan, not the ending of the plan.

2. Get MSN with the specialty being Informatics. I have a number of reasons for this being the focus of my Master's. It is a focus I think I can do late into my life (retirement age going up), it will be in high demand and.......it gives me enough IT experience/knowledge to get a job outside of nursing if I must.

I will stay with my current employer until I have my Master's. They, unfortunately, have not earned "loyalty" from me. Once I have my Master's and are in a position to really earn money for my facility rather than being a debt (how they see it), there is no guarantee they will be the one's collecting. No "hometown discount" for them. I'll pick choose to practice my Informatics career with whoever suits my needs the best, and that includes considering pay. Not that I think I'll be a "hot item" right out of graduation, but I'm certainly more valuable than what my current employer will be willing to swallow (since there is no loyalty discount).

Once I get my job in the Informatics field, I will for the most part focus on retirement funds. I don't expect I will change my quality of life much, but I will be saving for retirement at a much better rate.

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I like my job. I wish I could work just 2 days a week.:redbeathe

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Just wondering for all of you who like your job....what unit or type of facility you work in???

I work in a very busy med-surg floor and i hate my job most of the time. I wouldn't recommend working in med-surg. If i could do it all over again, i would probably pick to become a physical therapist. Or maybe find a different unit where I can say, i like my job.

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That Guy has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

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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.

That place exists. it is called NCLEX world.

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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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Just wondering for all of you who like your job....what unit or type of facility you work in???

I work in home health. I like the work, but the pay is low, the hours aren't guaranteed, and my agency's health insurance is expensive.

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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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That place exists. it is called NCLEX world.

LOL. . .It would be nice if NCLEX World could pay me a decent hourly rate, instead of paying them $200 for the privilege to take their unrealistic exams.

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CCRNDiva has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Level II Trauma Center ICU.

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The sad thing is that I actually like being a critical care RN, I just hate the company I work for. I'm tired of working short staffed, without the needed supplies. I'm tired of working too hard for the paltry pay I receive. I'm tired of bean counters who have never taken care of patients or have no responsibility for patient care deciding what I need to take care of patients. I'm tired of the cuts in resources that effect how I provide care at the bedside. Basically, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I've had colleagues advise me not to give up on nursing until I've tried nursing in a different hospital (I've worked for the same hospital for 8yrs). I'm looking for a new job but I plan to leave bedside nursing in 2yrs. Hopefully, I'll start an ACNP program in the fall. I don't know what I'll do if I'm not accepted into a program, maybe switch over to a PA program.

Unfortunately, I think these findings are quite low. At least half the nurses on my shift are looking to go back to school, leave bedside nursing or nursing all together. These hospitals are taking advantage of the current economy and it is surely going to bite them in the butt within the next few years.

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NewTexasRN specializes in Ortho and Tele med/surg.

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Looking to venture into something else.

Ditto.

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NewTexasRN specializes in Ortho and Tele med/surg.

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I hate to say this so early into my career, but I am not satisfied with my job or my role. I am only doing it to get clinical experience and support myself through an FNP program. I am fearful I'll hit the same feelings when I'm an FNP, but at least I'll have more autonomy there. At least as an FNP I can deal with one patient at a time and let the staff RNs run like crazy being the "catch all" of everything.

Can't agree with someone saying they will watch their fellow nurses "run like crazy. That's why the profession is so cut throat. Hospitals take advantage of that. Every man for himself. In great numbers we have the power to change the profession because without us, healthcare simply can not happen. Rather than trying to improve the situation for ourselves, we can strive and fight to get laws passed on safe nurse to ratios. We can start reporting these hospitals. But what I am saying? No one cares. Save yourselves. My heart goes out to the new hopeful and aspiring nursing students. You try not to be negative and destroy another person's dream , but this is the reality. Sometimes you just have to get there to believe it for yourself.

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