previous update on going from a hospital to a nursing home


I am the one who has been contemplating going to a nursing home after working in a hospital as a nurse after a few years being on disability. I have heeded some of your advice and applied to hospitals in the field that I love and am used to. I have been successful and have some interviews. I am very comfortable with this decision that i have been agonizing over. Recently I have been told by a certain person, whom in the past I have referred to as family but has continually disappointed me in the past, that she does not think I am ready and am condemning me to losing my license. Honestly I really don''t think she deserves the title of being a second mom and I know i should not be troubled over her comments of negativity over what I am planning to do. However, there is a little part of me that wonders if she is right. I have other support systems who are in full agreement with my decision whom I actually see everyday and know that I am ready as much as I do. I cant help but to give her words just an hint of validity. Again, any words of wisdom would be appreciated.



38,333 Posts

Don't let her negative remarks deter you. She is not the one who will be successful when you prove this is right for you.

tyvin, BSN, RN

1,620 Posts

Specializes in Hospice / Psych / RNAC.

You go girl! Don't heed her bad advice. You can do it, it's like riding a bike but even with the new 10 speeds you'll pick it up fast. You go and don't let her hold you back!


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Specializes in Med Surg, Ortho, Acute Care Rehab.

Don't let bad juju influence you...Do your best and God will do the rest...:)