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whats happening to nursing....................

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people are going off sick, leaving. Guess what....the management say we have to cope with no staff. Patients are suffering, complaints are coming in. But hey the management blame us!!!!. I sometimes look back and think why did i come into nursing. This is not nursing at all. We are being worked to the ground. I love the job of nursing but the conditions, pay abuse etc is it worth it. I say to the management get on the floor and give us a hand instead of moaning at us and expecting us to come in on our days off. Then they can see what nursing is all about and the stress etc etc but do you think they will? oh no they just keep moaning. Staff morale is so low. but management will not listen. So fed up of my job! I go on maternity leave just after xmas and i ask myself do i return back to nursing? that is something i will have to consider alot about. Its a shame nursing is like this.

Sorry folks just had to have a moan and im sure alot of people have the same problem.

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1BlessedRN has 12 years experience and specializes in Case Manager, LTC,Staff Dev/NAT Instr.

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Nurse UK sorry you had a bad day and I know.......nursing can be stressful almost to the point of defeat but look at it on the bright side it can also be very rewarding:) at least give it some thought, and bless your heart you are pregnant I see hormones flaring :rolleyes: this too will get better.

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I sometimes look back and think why did i come into nursing.

Believe me. I ask myself this same question 100 times a day.

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:uhoh21: Believe me it is not just this girl's hormones talking.The way we all have an idea of what nursing should be and then the way things are are a completely different picture.

I myself work in a hospital setting and I am not happy with the way things are going.I see too much focus in technology and paperwork (computer work).It appears that none of us have time for our patients much less time to care about them.I understand the frustration.I also know me as just one person cannot change the system so I feel beaten by it. :crying2:

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RN4NICU has 15 years experience as a LPN, LVN.

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I sometimes look back and think why did I come into nursing.

Believe me. I ask myself this same question 100 times a day.

I have the very same thought. I am quickly becoming so disgusted with the direction in which nursing has gone and continues to go that I spend half my time researching other career options. It's a shame really. I am a good nurse. So are the thousands of others that leave the field because they just can't put up with the crap anymore. When will people dislodge their heads from their rear ends and realize that there would be NO NURSING SHORTAGE if it were not for unacceptable conditions? Recruitment is not the answer - these people will realize what nurses must put up with and leave the field as well. Retention should be the nation-wide focus. Retaining the nurses we have should be the answer to solving the shortage. That is not rocket science - it is common sense. But it is not an easy answer, so nobody wants to hear it. :stone

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I have the very same thought. I am quickly becoming so disgusted with the direction in which nursing has gone and continues to go that I spend half my time researching other career options. It's a shame really. I am a good nurse. So are the thousands of others that leave the field because they just can't put up with the crap anymore. When will people dislodge their heads from their rear ends and realize that there would be NO NURSING SHORTAGE if it were not for unacceptable conditions? Recruitment is not the answer - these people will realize what nurses must put up with and leave the field as well. Retention should be the nation-wide focus. Retaining the nurses we have should be the answer to solving the shortage. That is not rocket science - it is common sense. But it is not an easy answer, so nobody wants to hear it. :stone

Very, very true.

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so right on rnnicu....

these managerial people with their fancy business degrees seem to be challenged in applying common sense which would be retention. INVEST IN YOUR NURSES and you will get a ROI. very frustrating that we are so worlds apart.

i applied for a position yesterday at a hospital that is aspiring to attain MAGNET status.......wonderful philosophies here, and they SO work with the nurses.

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Boy! Do I ever hear you! I am doing what I can on my end to recruit, train and retain fantastic nurses, while in the meantime it seems administration is doing all they can to overwhelm, underpay, criticize and demoralize every contact I get!!

All I can do is keep trying! I'm stubborn and rather persistant -- but sometimes it is tough to be the square peg (the "Real Nurse") in the midst of all the round holes (administrative, red tape folks)! You are right, ONE person can't change the whole system... but ya know what, I am oing to keep plugging away at it and make a difference where I am however insignificant that may be.

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