ok, i had to quit reading on page 7 b/c I was just getting thoroughly disgusted. I would say this to anyone in any job that they hate... if you are not going to do anything yourself to make the changes you say need to be made, then you need to go find another job. don't bring the rest of us down and into your mess b/c you are so unhappy!
Yes, I ahve had bad days.. some real bad days, but i also know that if it gets to the point that i am thinking like you, i will leave b/c i am not doing anyone any good by being there.
there is a lot of stress that you have to deal with , but i have been around healthcare all my life and have worked in a healthcare setting since i was 13.
i knew what i was getting into. i am a strong person. if i have a problem, i try to fox it. i am on 3 committees to make a difference in my facility ( and that's what you need to do if you want to make changes). as a traveler you still have every right to speak up. you not speaking up is what keeps the problem going.
there may be quite a few nurses out there who should have never been nurses, should have retired early and so on, but don't lump us all together,b/c w/o those of us who care your loved ones wouldn't have anyone to take care of them!!