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by chadash chadash Member

Specializes in Nursing assistant.

I have been a nursing assistant for many years, and wonder if I should go on to something else entirely. I have always gotten great reviews, but this time around it was so so....I had surgery, family issues (sick grand babies and grand parents, two parents died) and I am depressed. Cut back alot on hours because of this and now I am not too appreciated at work. They are tired of my tough year, I am sure. Some one I know at another hospital offered me a job earlier this year, and I declined due to loyalty. I can work like a trooper usually, but I am just worn out. Mid life is a mess :) Feeling a bit bad about myself. People approach me at work and say " are you over your problems yet?" This person reported me to HR because I got a job helping a supervisor, and now that is gone. Got an opportunity in an area of interest, and one of the professionals bullied me, and normally I would buck up and work though it, this time I just thought "o well, move on, just not worth it." Should I get a retail job, and skip all this? I am so sad. I love patient care, but I am tired. Sorry, :sniff:

chadash

Specializes in Nursing assistant. 1 Article; 1,429 Posts

I have been a nursing assistant for many years, and wonder if I should go on to something else entirely. I have always gotten great reviews, but this time around it was so so....I had surgery, family issues (sick grand babies and grand parents, two parents died) and I am depressed. Cut back alot on hours because of this and now I am not too appreciated at work. They are tired of my tough year, I am sure. Some one I know at another hospital offered me a job earlier this year, and I declined due to loyalty. I can work like a trooper usually, but I am just worn out. Mid life is a mess :) Feeling a bit bad about myself. People approach me at work and say " are you over your problems yet?" This person reported me to HR because I got a job helping a supervisor, and now that is gone. Got an opportunity in an area of interest, and one of the professionals bullied me, and normally I would buck up and work though it, this time I just thought "o well, move on, just not worth it." Should I get a retail job, and skip all this? I am so sad. I love patient care, but I am tired. Sorry, :sniff:

OOOps! I thought I was starting a new thread, I guess I forgot how. Memory loss is a bummer.

peoplenurse rn

peoplenurse rn

Specializes in outpatient, inpatient. 17 Posts

Chadash--I am so sorry about your losses and tough year. Good nursing assistants are, or certainly should be, very valued! :loveya:The nursing field does not always make allowances for the fact that people are human, and real concerns do happen in their lives. It is a very personal decision on whether you stay in nursing, look for some area of nsg that will be more understanding of the human aspects, or try and find something outside of nursing. I wish you the best in whatever you decide. You sound like a very caring person. As a nurse, I know I would hate to lose someone who presents themselves as you do.

UM Review RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management. 7 Articles; 5,163 Posts

How about home health? One on one patient care, decent pay and benes with the right company. Just a thought. ;)

chadash

Specializes in Nursing assistant. 1 Article; 1,429 Posts

How about home health? One on one patient care, decent pay and benes with the right company. Just a thought. ;)

Actually been thinking about that! I did that before, and losing so many patients (many of mine were hospice, and lived long enough that I got really attached) was so sad, I decided to try the hospital for a while. I might be ready to go back.

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