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  1. So I already turned in my resignation letter. My CNO said clearly that he's disappointed that I resigned (made me feel guilty, although we both knew that I'm replaceable,so I don't think that's an appropriate farewell). My day shift fellow nurses asked me, "why are you quitting? you know we can help you and we will help you."

    The night shift nurse asked me if I can just switch to night shift instead of day shift, so then I won't stressed out too much because night is slower than day shift. Another night shift nurse told me to give it a chance try night shift before I am quitting

    Then the supervisor of night shift called me and told me that if I am interested to work for night shift, she would talk to the nurse manager and CNO so I can work with her. 

    I am torn because yes it's tempting to work night shift. 

    However, another part of me is exhausted to be a part of the system. Hospital is very profit driven. I didn't sign up to be a nurse for this. I have to go against my moral ethics several times for this business. If I score admission FIM too high for patients who are perfectly capable of doing their ADLs, I get the email from administration to lower the score so they can stay longer in the hospital.

    If I want to change the foam dressing on an incontinent patient who had episodes of diarrhea, I am told no by the wound care nurse because corporate begins to limit the use of foam dressings for patients. 

    I am heartbroken, honestly. 

    My hubby told me it's because I'm still kinda new in healthcare. He's used to be like me before.  The first time he worked as a healthcare professional, he was frustrated by the way healthcare works. However, he said it's either we have to adapt to the system or we're quitting the profession.

    I don't want to quit the profession. But I hate to become part of the system, and I hate that I am powerless because I know I won't be able to fix the healthcare system. 

    I'm not Mother Theresa who's gladly sacrifice herself for others. But I felt like I have to quit the job before I begin to hate nursing. 

    Another retired nurse told me to try volunteer for undeserved, uninsured population, and it will remind me why I wanted to be a nurse in the first place.

    Another part of me is worrying if I cannot get the job later on because I quit the job too soon (less than a year) and it's already my second job. I quit the first one (less than a year) because I thought second one would be better, and they both opened my eyes very widely, that all hospitals here are money-driven. 

    Any thoughts? Thank you. 


  2. or maybe try rehab hospital? I work in an acute rehab and my nurse educator only works in this hospital her entire nursing career. Tbh, she's not a real good educator. The only time I saw her presentation for education was just once a year during annual skills checkoff (and that was very brief), she lost my TB test record (I found out she lost it when I asked for a copy because she was the one who kept all the original documents, never gave me a copy), and she's never asked for my CPR card during my work there, which is bizarre because I thought I couldn't work if they don't have record of my CPR card(?) 

     But she got her job done, anyway, and I think that's what matters for corporate.

    My point is you can try rehab hospital or LTC or even psych (sorry, I was just ranting about the nurse educator in my rehab hospital and that's irrelevant). I used to work in a psych before I jumped into rehab. I worked with a competent nurse educator during my work in psych hospital, and yes nurse educator does make difference 🙂

  3. 53 minutes ago, Sarah2018 said:


    Non-bedside nursing means a bullsh*t job where you won’t make a difference whether you are there or not.

    That's harsh and what kind of difference are you referring to? Janitor at my hospital makes a difference for nurses and for patients; patients are pleasant because their rooms are no longer dirty and nurses don't have to be the housekeepers on top of our many different roles on the floor. Unit secretary also makes a difference for nurses; she or he takes care of paperwork, so nurses can focus on patient care. 

  4. Hello everyone, 

    my first RN experience was in psych, lasted there for 9 months. I am still in my current job in rehab for 7 months.. I thought it would get better when I moved to acute rehab hospital because my friend told me she loved it working there. 

    But it's not. It's getting worse, if anything. I have manager who loves to pick on me for every little thing. Never write me up for anything, but suddenly I get final written warning. Brought it up to the CNO. While CNO seems to be fair, and said that I shouldn't get the final written warning, nothing really changed. 

    Supervisor who's lazy wants me to answer all call light from my pts that resulted me in going home late (she can help, but she just doesn't want to. I can make this statement because I work with another supervisor and he's very helpful. When he knows I'm not available, he quickly steps in to answer call light), then next day I was scolded with manager for working overtime. 

    Yesterday I had a pt who had episodes diarrhea (and she's immobile, blessed her heart) and had to change the dressings twice because those are soiled with poops(it's a foam for sacrum, heard it's 15 dollar a piece). The wound care nurse told me that I had to put on something like a glue that made it sticky because we cannot keep changing that dressing. She said it's because the corporate restricts the use of foam dressing for sacrum.

    It hit me so hard then.

    It's never about patient care. It's business.

    I'm honestly disappointed. I don't know whether I'm disappointed because I chose this profession. Or because I've just realized healthcare in America is just another business.

    I'm not choosing this profession to make big bucks. I want to be a nurse because I want to be able to comfort my pts when they're at the darkest moments and celebrate their joyous moments. I don't need recognition nor rewards from anyone for helping them because I know that's what I'm supposed to be doing. That's my duty as a nurse. 

    I'm so devastated. I don't want to work for profit hospitals anymore. I have another interview for a larger hospital, but I think I will pass the interview. I'm just tired working for profit hospitals. 

    I don't know why I'm here. Just for venting, perhaps.

    Thanks for reading. 



  5. Hello fellow nurses 🙂

    I'm currently have two jobs: one full time at a freestanding rehab hospital and the other one is PRN at a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) 

    During these two jobs, I've realized I love neuro, and I want to work with pediatric population!

    I enjoy working with geriatric patient at the rehab hospital. However, in the future I want to work with pediatric population. Kids just win my heart 🙂

    I am interested in taking CNRN exam. However, it's costly and it will take great effort to pass the exam (yes, I've heard how hard the exam is!), and I will pay out of my pocket. So I want to know if CNRN is appealing for neuro pediatric nurse recruiter? My disadvantage here is no acute care experience :( and I don't think hospital is interested in hiring nurses without real acute pedi experience? (I have applied once before and still got rejected despite my PRN experience in PPEC)

    And as my understanding CNRN is more covering of adults (like dementia, MS, stroke etc), not sure if I'm right. Please correct me if I'm wrong. So I'm not too sure if it's appealing for children hospital. 

    My question is I'm just wondering if you guys think it's worth the investment if my future goal is neuro pedi unit? 

    Thank you, lovely nurses 🙂