Published Jan 10, 2005
Please help me with this one. I had a postion at a local Planned Parenthood for about 2 mo and a opening came up to get a postion at a local hosptial on the Med/Surg floor working 7P-7A 3 nights a week. Well I am now there 5 mo and told them I am leaving. I am going back to PPH to work days. The reason I am leaving is the usual stuff on Med/Surg, high stress, staffing, nasty co-workers. Also as a LPN I can't do pushes, draw blood nor hang it. I should not be calling docs but I do because it is hard enough to ask a RN to do other things. Oh also I can't do addmisions not the assessments but all the rest I can do. See how hard it is just to write what I can and can't do. I will miss the bedside part of the job and the days off but when I am there I can cry sometimes. Now I am not sure if I made the right choice the money is morre at the hosptial and benifits are better, am I giving up. By the way I have worked at an other hosptial Med/Surg for 6mo before and left to go to PPH. So why do I keep second guessing myself all the time, it is driving me crazy. I am afraid I am just running away from what a nurse is suppose to be. I have only been an LPN for 1 1/2 years, and I am 47 years old.
So why do I keep second guessing myself all the time, it is driving me crazy. I am afraid I am just running away from what a nurse is suppose to be. I have only been an LPN for 1 1/2 years, and I am 47 years old.
From your brief Hx it appears that you have left three jobs within a relatively short period of time. That amounts to a three time quiter from your preception (and that of future employers).
Why not go back to the PPH, and work casual or PRN on the floor unit? Then you kind of have the best of both worlds. And stick it out on your next job at leat a year before leaving-
I would never advise anyone to work for Planned Parenthood, since they promote abortions. I'm very against that organzation.
Do what makes you the most happy, if it is PPH, so be it. I know the extra money at the hospital is good but not worth it if you are miserable. I agree with one poster just work agency work at the hospital when you want to. Have PPH your main job. No desire to go back to school? Your almost there
Thanks for your advise, but Planned Parenthood does not promote abortions they only supply a service to people who are looking for it. They come to us we don't go to them. We also do other things like annual visits, STD screening, HIV test, biopsy for cervical cancers from Pap test that were abnormal and teaching to the young to say no. There are so many girls that come in and are afraid to talk to there parents about sex or tried and have been turned away. Believe me I am not crazy about abortions, but if I had to choose between seeing a child get abused or not taken care of the way he /she deserves I would rather them be saved the misery and there soul be sent back to God and wait for the right time to come back. But I respect your view.
jeepgirl, LPN, NP
on our floor, our very high functioning LPN can do admissions, however we have to go in and assess the patient at the same time. when he is done with the paperwork, we look at it and sign our name to it. if we see something that maybe he didn't we just write it in the narrative. however i have personally never had to do that.
What the heck? They do not "promote abortions". You are so misinformed! You have just been fed line and you believe it.
Now, to Mommy/Grandma. Don't worry about being a 'three time quitter". Just do what makes you happiest.
From your brief Hx it appears that you have left three jobs within a relatively short period of time. That amounts to a three time quiter from your preception (and that of future employers).Why not go back to the PPH, and work casual or PRN on the floor unit? Then you kind of have the best of both worlds. And stick it out on your next job at leat a year before leaving-11
Well it hurts to hear the truth but thanks. I wasn't always a quiter as you put it. I worked as a purchasing agent for a company for 17 years before they closed up I guess it is hard to change careers for me.
What the heck? They do not "promote abortions". You are so misinformed! You have just been fed line and you believe it.Now, to Mommy/Grandma. Don't worry about being a 'three time quitter". Just do what makes you happiest.
I am a 3x quitter and misinformed thanks for your advise.
Planned parenthood "promotes" abortions. Some people will do anything to "promote" the anti-choice movement! Yawn. Stretch.
Have you thought about doing agency work?
angel337, MSN, RN
don't be so hard on your self. it takes a good year just to become comfortable with being a nurse and believe me you are not the only one who feels this way. maybe you can try a different specialty? going back and forth too many times between jobs can raise eyebrows of prospective employers so you should be careful. anyway, do what makes you happy. in your heart you know what you can handle and what is best for you. good luck.
I doubt if most women would abuse the babies that they abort. That's a total myth.
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