I have met quite a few nurses over the years who run from job to job, looking for something that doesn't exist. I work with a couple people now who blame the stress of the job for everything going wrong. Their relationships are suffering, their finances aren't good enough, they go home at night and cry. I feel bad for them , but nursing is tough... There just isn't ever going to be a job without stress. Hours are long, patients are rude, nurses are blamed for everything by the doctors, patients, other nurses. We are the middle man in a high stress environment. I feel for people that are struggling but unless they can find a way to deal with their stress, nursing will make them miserable.
I guess as the years have gone on I've gotten more tough and just don't give a crap anymore about doctors yelling at me and coworkers talking about me. But unsafe nursing is a different story. If we want nursing to change, what are we gonna do about it?? Short staffing and patient ratios should be against the law, that's for sure. I have worked 26 hours shifts in my career. That's not right. We really need to band together right now before administration and CEOs push us even harder to make themselves more money.