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bijoutRN

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  1. bijoutRN

    I'm lost. I want to quit nursing.

    I’m not sure how some can say, “you’re not giving yourself enough time to get comfortable.” Some times you just know. Like when the water is too hot, there’s no getting use to it, you fix it by adding cold to make it more comfortable. Or the tv/music too loud, you don’t just wait and “adjust” until ur eardrums bust, you turn the volume down. Or when a pts blood glucose is 250, you administer insulin to treat and monitor. There’s getting thru the rough patches and coping until you do then there’s just plain ol misery. We’re gnna die some day people! If your spirit/soul doesn’t like it, don’t sit there and suffer, just to finally be forced out one way or another later on down the line. Good for you for not numbing yourself to succumb to the abuse. Sometimes counseling helps, other times meditation, and always prayer if you’re a believer. Best wishes. You deserve to be happier.
  2. bijoutRN

    I'm lost. I want to quit nursing.

    It’s so sad that a “paycheck” is what nursing has come to for many of us. I started feeling that way too and had to make my way out. I worked so hard for my nursing degree and license and would hate for it to be jeaporidized for a paycheck. Yes we have to make a living for ourselves but we also really have to begin reconditioning our mindsets so that we aren’t trapped in this rat race FOREVER or until we become so sick, like the patients we care for, and unable to provide/care for self &/or family. We see it too often. Not to mention, since we won’t be able to wrk anymore, we won’t have health insurance, hence, will be cared for (or not) like crap! There’s such a disconnect in this, it doesn’t make sense to me.
  3. bijoutRN

    I'm lost. I want to quit nursing.

    Awe man I’m in tears laughing right now! This is way sad. I was sure you were not being literal when you mentioned pliers. Oh boy! Good for you for saving yourself. Sounds horrendous!
  4. Please don’t beat yourself up. You’re not stupid. You are empathetic and you obviously care. You notified someone who could have further assessed the pt if deemed necessary. When you checked her she was fine. Ileostomies are tricky and some almost ALWAYS leak especially if the pts anatomy or position is funky. Next time try to reinforce it until the next person who is competent in changing it comes on and is willing t teach you. If you’re beating yourself up now, just wait until you become a nurse!
  5. It’s so sad how much we nurses are willing to SACRIFICE our own health and well-being to care for others. I’ve cared for many former or retired nurses in my career and work with a lot of burnt out ones and it saddens me and has given me a huge reality check. Please take care of yourself you’re so young. In the meantime, try juicing and fruit/green smoothies, salads packed with protein, fruit, low carbs and low sodium and plenty of H2O. As far as exercise, I’m not too crazy about the gym but I try parking farther in the parking lot and taking stairs when I can. If you can’t get to the gym and exercise, try yoga or in place exercises/activities(jumping jacks, running in place, ect). Also be sure to get out in nature! Hopefully the sun is out and the flowers are blooming wherever you are in the world! Good luck!
  6. bijoutRN

    I think I'm gonna quit nursing

    Yes! Self care is very important for us nurses! Good for you! I do acupuncture, massage, chiropractor, reiki, meditation, YouTube, staycations, I mean the list goes on and on! I was Per Diem for the 1st 2.5 years of my career then went FT. Thts when all hell broke loose and I’ve been trying to set myself free ever since. 2 LOA, FT, Per Diem, back to FT then Per Diem again. My manager finally told me that I couldn’t change my status after I went PT for the last time. Our jobs aren’t easy to begin with menatlly, emotionally physically and management sometimes are no help. I hope this next year treats you well. Good luck & cont to care for yourself first! Mentally, physiclaly, spiritually, energetically and emotionally!
  7. bijoutRN

    I think I'm gonna quit nursing

    I thought I wrote this!!! After the first paragraph I had to scroll up and check the user name smh! I’ve been in the game for 7 yrs now and I finally put in my notice!. 2 LOA later(2 yrs apart), I can no longer do this to myself. I’ve been working towards my exit plan since the first LOA and though it’s taken some time, it’s now the end of that cycle/period/chapter of my life & HALLELUJAH, I accept! I release that energy from my life and made space for the new. It’s been real and I’ve acquired a skill set that I can easily use outside of the nursing profession! Nursing and the medical field is all about the coins and politics and that, is NOT what I signed up for. FINALLY, I’ve set myself free! Don’t be like me, I’ve known nursing was plan B for me since my first day of clinicals. I knew tht inpatient/floor nursing wasn’t gnna cut it. So i tried the OR even Nd couldn’t stand it. Been in home care for 4 years and it’s been perfect for me with the autonomy and high pay, but people are getting sicker and the hospitals are sending them home even more sick! & after 1-2 Days post op with no pain meds b/c of this opioid epidemic Thts been going on forever but now patients are suffering. Readmission rate at an all time high because of the greediness of insurance companies and hospitals. Ive been burnt out & my soul is ready to move forward and see what else I can do. I’m getting too SENSITIVE for this toxic profession and my body can’t handle it anymore. I’ll be 31 years old next month & I’m OUT! My bday gift to myself. Good luck to you gf, it’s been 3 months since this post. I hope you’ve found some peace of mind. Feel free to PM me because I GET IT 110%!
  8. bijoutRN

    Nursing sadness

    I caught myself burned out, anxious, stressed and depressed mid-late 2016 into earlier this year. I swept it under the rug until I couldn't anymore and had an emotional breakdown that took me months to overcome with the help of my doctor, prayer, self care, a few life coaches, mentors and therapy! I took a 2 months LOA which turned into 4 months, was denied ST Disability and moved back home with my parents at 28 years old. I went back to work full time 4 months later but ended up going Per Diem just one month later & even that's too much at times. Had I gone Per Diem 9 months earlier like my gut told me, I probably wouldn't have found myself in that situation. But everything happens for a reason. I went and pursued my dream of becoming a Youth Mentor and Certified Dreambuilder Life Coach over the last 9 months. Listen to your gut. Ask yourself what would you love? Try to live with purpose on purpose and follow your dreams! Best of luck to you. I know the feeling and wouldn't wish it on anybody.
  9. bijoutRN

    Wilmington MSN program

    Hey, did you get in??!
  10. bijoutRN

    Leaving Nursing for Another Career

    Wife, Mother, Life Coach, Superstar. I've been a nurse for 4 years now, LPN-> RN-> BSN. LTC & Rehab, School Nurse, Home Health Case Manager, Teaching, a PeriOp course and sooner than later the ED, Travel Nursing and maybe an AP degree (not sure in what yet). Working from home will be very nice one day once God sends me a great husband & beautiful little babies:dummy1:. Until then to the bedside I go!
  11. bijoutRN

    Leaving Nursing for Another Career

    I've always wanted to teach also. I have my TTE(Teaching The Educator Certificate) and have taught CNA class's and clinicals, maybe in a couple of years I'll pick up weekend clinicals for an RN or LPN program. That may be something to look into.
  12. bijoutRN

    Leaving Nursing for Another Career

    Did I write this post? Haha, I'm 28 and my parents came to the US 30 years ago. We've pretty much been learning the ropes of "life" together. This class would have surely saved us a few setbacks. But then again, there's no experience like good ol' life experience.
  13. bijoutRN

    Finally in the OR!

    Hey! No I'm not in a hospital but I'm taking. Periop 101 at the local community college. How's the new job going??!!!
  14. bijoutRN

    GRADUATED!!

    Congrats!!!!!!!
  15. bijoutRN

    Stupid looser nurse looking for work!

    Don't give up or be discouraged! Keep looking! It took me two months to land a LTC job when I graduated LPN school & that was through someone I knew. Now as an BSN-RN, I'm still at all of the jobs that hired me on as an LPN so I'm blessed but I've been looking & applying as well. I'm frustrated too but persistence is key! Network & keep on applying. You'll get a job... Even if it's 6 months from now! Btw Congrats on graduating & passing the boards!!! 🎉🎉🎉
  16. bijoutRN

    Finally in the OR!

    Hey Wavey. Congrats on the interview! Try glassdoor for the hospital you're interviewing with. Maybe you will find something there. What hospital is the interview with?
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