I'm glad I'm not alone! I have begun to hate nursing. I was always proud of my nursing degree and the fact that I am in a helping profession. Over the last three years, however, I have gotten a little bitter. It's becoming almost impossible in the hospital setting now. I am sick of the pressure to keep surveys coming. Personally, I think it is rude to shove a survey under a sick person's nose and say, "Hey, fill this out." I don't need a survey to know I'm a good nurse. My patients know I care about them and want a good outcome, and they thank me for my care. I rarely get mentioned on a survey because I don't give them one. Certain nurses I know have to be making their patients fill those things out at gunpoint, because their names always get mentioned. These very same people are the ones that won't rotate IV sites, won't take off orders that have been sitting on the chart all day, AND their patients are filthy when I walk in. So, I guess I'm sick of all the bull we are being subjected to. I hope all of you find your niche. I hope things get better. I am thinking about changing careers altogether. It's just not working for me anymore. It's sad. I'm a good nurse. I'm just so tired of all the fiery hoops I have to jump through to get to what matters - the patient.