So I am a outpatient surgery nurse at a small rural hospital. I have been diagnosed with RA which went from mild to bad really quick. Some days are better than others and I'm still working with rhuematologist to find right combination of meds . My question is are there any of you out there experiencing this. I love bedside nursing and I really like my job . However with changes in ownership and such the RN's are having to do all the cleaning of rooms between patients and at the end of the day. This can mean cleaning our 13 rooms several times. Mopping, wiping everything down, making beds , cleaning bathrooms, changing garbage, nurses station, break room and whatever else you can think of. We have one CNA that is used as transport and maid when she is available. No vitals, cleaning up patients , answering call lights, trips to bathroom... Nothing. I am considering going on for my master's because I don't know how long I can keep up patient care and do all the physical work of cleaning the entire unit. Any thoughts? Should I prepare to leave bedside nursing?