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pussycat66 has 9 years experience and specializes in Cardiology (ITU), Acute Renal/Dialysis.

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  1. pussycat66

    Do you regret going into nursing?

    Not sure what you mean? :)
  2. Thats what I'M staring in Feb can't wait
  3. thank you for your kind words - i dont think teaching is easier, its just more me, i always wanted to teach but for one reason or other took the wrong turn at the crossroads over & over, my own fault.nursing has given me a good foundation and the steps are in place to begin my teaching career with beginning my mamodules in feb '11. i can do hard work, i can deal with the politics etc, just want to get out, and finally teach. i'm not sure its true about there being more backstabbing,bullying,under-appreciation,bs etc, i hope not but am willing to take the chance. :redpinkhe
  5. unfortunatly your attitude captures the very reason I need to get out of Nursing & quick! I will retire one day, but at a job/career that allows me to be happy & consequently live & retire with peace, good health & memories of something I could contribute to society without the sacrifice of my principles & morals GOODLUCK :redpinkhe
  6. This is my second career, so yeah, I will retire from nursing. I don't understand why some people are whining and moaning about "nursing will kill you if you're in it long enough to retire from it." I'm ENTERING nursing at the age of 46. Yes, I realize hospital bedside nursing takes its toll, which is why I'm already thinking about "what's next" in my career. I figure I will give myself 5 to 8 years on the floor. The great thing about nursing is I can go on and do a multitude of things, all of them pretty interesting. In 5 to 8 years I see myself transitioning into diabetic education or cardiac rehab/education. Thanks to some wise investments I have my retirement age set for somewhere between 55 and 57. But I've never really wanted to just retire and do nothing. And that's the other great thing about nursing: I can retire from fulltime nursing at that age and go down to part-time and still make decent money to supplement my retiremunt funds. I see myself working part-time until my mid-sixties, maybe in the area of public or community health. Lucky you, you have it all worked out GOOD LUCK However, I dont think Nursing will kill me if I live long enough to retire (which at 44 I have another 23 yrs left) I think the stress of working alongside smug, heartless, bullies will kill me. Yes, being a Nurse will allow me to change careers so that I can teach, that is where my heart & I believe my mental health. lies. Most of us dont have wise investments or have been lucky enough for our life plans to go the way we want due to being widowed or divorced or having children/elderly parents etc. Have a bit of diplomacy & compassion for your colleagues please :redpinkhe
  7. I fear I may die holding the stethoscope but not because I want to, Nursing will kill me! not the job or the patients but the politics and the ugly side of many "colleagues" who are bullies & the system which allows these people to prosper on the backs of others! being of the sensitive, caring nature, Nurses like me suffer daily from the poor managers who allow their cronies/running mates to dictate who is "in" and who isn't. I plan to change careers before I die of a heart attack from stress. I have tried to change things, but only got treated worse as a result. Good Luck to all those who love Nursing, my career change will be on the other side, teaching new Nursing Students. Hopefully some of them will listen to mine & others experiences and never treat a colleague the way i have been treated.:redpinkhe
  8. pussycat66

    Obesity and shift work in hospital setting.

    I'm in a similar boat to you and am now into my 40's. The answer I think is exercise but like you say WHEN? Thing is we've got to be honest with ourselves and use "idle" time to move. My health is suffering now & i'd like to make it to retirement & enjoy any Grandchildren I may have by then. Good luck
  9. pussycat66

    To the RN I just had hospital orientation with today....

    "Aint necessarily so", my last employment prior to nursing was as a chef. I clean bottoms & bed bath with (almost) everyone else in my team - thats the meaning of team work. Also, my students learn that it's not in their patients best interests to be "too posh to wash". team players rule :dancgrp:
  10. pussycat66

    How to deal with Manager humiliating me - twice now!

    Thank you so much for your constructive & really helpful advice. I agree with you and I will keep a watchful eye on whats going on. I work with some very clever people, unfortunatly that is not matched by their intelligence & awareness. I am determined to do what I think is right, both for me & my patients. Your comments have given me confidence, much love :redpinkhe
  11. pussycat66

    Late career choice @ 35

    Yes it's "brill" that we can get our heads together from across an ocean :redpinkhe such useful & thoughtful advice is one thing, but the camaraderie that it has been given with is lovely and refreshing :redpinkhe you're so right, I can almost write their script and hear them argue that what they have done or said isn't bullying but being "honest" or "assertive" Thats a common way around here after insulting someone - just say " I'm only being honest"!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaahrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhh But as my lovely Grandma used to say - "take insults as compliments from the lower class" LOL thats from a real working class Grandma who learn't the hardway through life & was very kind & humble :redbeathe:redbeathe:redbeathe:redbeathe:redbeathe Take care , I will be in touch
  12. pussycat66

    You know you've been in Nursing TOO long when...

    HONESTY! a scarce thing these days lol thank you
  13. pussycat66

    Late career choice @ 35

    Thank you thats so helpful I am to be honest worried about my job but if I can leave documentation of this in my file & believe that it will stay confidential until I need to use it then that is an option. Including the bullies in an education programme would be great. Thanks again- its certainly food for thought :hug:
  14. pussycat66

    I work with a DUMB nurse!

  15. pussycat66

    Teaching - can anybody help me????

    Yes thats a point but theres always bank & from what our teachers said when I was training, a certain amount of "on the floor" nursing was expected in order to maintain PIN. Thank you again
  16. pussycat66

    Are they trying to get rid of me? Will I make it as nurse?

    Thank you I am interested in Palliative Care so much so that I have asked to be put on the rolling education programme with my hospital. Funny, but for the last 2 yrs I have also asked but the " psychotic princesses" also wanted to so I got knocked back! hhmmm ahhh well 3rd time lucky! :) Yes working with men is so much more enjoyable, simple & less stress :redbeathe