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Job Story: I HATE Nursing.....nurse

what you said is very true. if someone wants you out they can arrange it. serious med. errors happen and get covered up all the time. and narcotics can come up missing to get people in trouble. everybody makes med errors. even missing signing for one is a med error. i do not think nurses should report every med error they can find.truthfully, how many of us that pass meds would even have a job if every error was reported. where i work nobody would have a job. the 8a.m. med run i do has over 300 pills for 34 people. plus fingersticks and insulins.nursing the way it is today is not safe for the nurse or the patients.the ones that do that stuff will even do it just because they can and for no other reason. my nurse manager does that to people. she got one nurse fired right after i started on that unit 2 years ago and still talks about it. she got another one fired a couple months ago. it was all a setup. i tried to stop it from happening now i know i am her next target. she hated them both because they were good nurses. i have known some good nurse managers but this one doesnt know shit about anything and shes lazy as they get. and it winds up just about the same everywhere i've worked. people with mental problems or that are just plain evil are the bosses. its to the point for me that i dont even really care about the patients anymore other than as human beings. most of them are miserable demanding asses. so are their families. i will be getting out of it a.s.a.p. as a matter of fact , the facility i wrk in employs hundreds of nurses and i know all of 2 besides myself that just want to do their job and go home and dont backstab others or spend time trying to get people in trouble. the whole thing is ridiculous.

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I see by your "story" you are one of the many that don't understand what being a Nurse really means. Like yourself, many have entered the Nursing Profession lately for all the wrong reasons. I truly believe it is a calling, not just a job someone may think they will try or because it's in demand & they think it's a quick easy buck. I have been a Nurse for 32 years & my husband one for 15. I always knew I wanted to take care of people, it was a second nature to me. I've been around long enough to do all the crap jobs, but caring for people, no matter where they are...ICU, Long Term Care, Newborn Nursery.... is innate & you either have it or you don't.
I suggest if someone is considering entering the Nursing Profession, they need to look within themself & ask if they can accept the responsibility of this wonderful Profession.

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I see by your "story" you are one of the many that don't understand what being a Nurse really means. Like yourself, many have entered the Nursing Profession lately for all the wrong reasons. I truly believe it is a calling, not just a job someone may think they will try or because it's in demand & they think it's a quick easy buck. I have been a Nurse for 32 years & my husband one for 15. I always knew I wanted to take care of people, it was a second nature to me. I've been around long enough to do all the crap jobs, but caring for people, no matter where they are...ICU, Long Term Care, Newborn Nursery.... is innate & you either have it or you don't.
I suggest if someone is considering entering the Nursing Profession, they need to look within themself & ask if they can accept the responsibility of this wonderful Profession.

you really can't think of anything else to say can you? you are posting this same exact message to several different stories i have read. you are a f ing dork. you can think you are wonderful and noble and anything else you want , but i feel quite confident that you are the only one you will be able to convince of that. i say, good. when enough of us good nurses finally find a way out and you are studk in wonderland with enough people like yourself you can post the same message all over the place and tell us how much you love it then a wipe.

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I hate nursing too

I am so sympethetic to anyone who says they hate nursing. I googled I hate nursing too, and got to this site. I've been an RN for 12 years and I've tried it all. I tried nursing home, dialysis, Dr. office, home health, and hospital nursing on an inpatient rehab unit. I even worked indpenedently for an insulin pump company putting people on insulin pumps. The last job was the best, but there weren't enough people going on the pump at that time to make a real living at it. I've been pushed, shoved, elbowed, yelled at, cussed at, insulted and made fun of, and that was just my co-workers! Sorry, that last part was a joke. But, seriously, I have been treated so poorly by patients and worse, their families, that I don't even like the profession. Every place I work is short staffed so you bust butt all the time and still nobody seems happy with your work. Administration states how much they understand your difficulties and then nothing is ever done to help. Very recently, I have taken a job as an ADON at a nursing home and I don't like that either!! If I could do anything in the world and make the same money, I swear I'd do it. But there is the catch. You can't make nursing money at every job. I have been trying for several years to pay off bills and debts and rearrange my life so I can take a lower paying job and get by. My kids are out of the house now, but still I support them some. Anyway, all you nurses have my sympathy, respect and admiration. We deserve much more money and time off then we get. It is a high burn out profession and nobody seems to give a good damn. Thanks for listening to me vent.

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Amen. I hate nursing so much, but am supporting my family right now and can't get out. I am goinh back to school for technology andd getting out of this horrible, blood and lifee sucking career as soon as possible!

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I hate nursing too

I am there too. Remeber when we were fresh out of school and we were going to change the world! What a wonderful time that was...nursing school. Then we got our first assignment. The backstabbing, the insubordination from the LVNs and nursing assistances, the shock of the first patient that didn't get his/her way and took their frustration out on us, the doctor that belittled us in front of the patient. Then reality set in and we realized that we were at the bottom of the hospital totum pole. The unit secretaries are rude to us. We're responsible for dietary screwing up. How many of you have heard, "Nurse, I didn't get my coffee with my breakfast"? And pharmacy screwing up. How many of you have had orders that didn't come up or were so wrong that no pharmacist in his/her right mind would process the MD order, but instead show up on your medication sheet and the RN has to jump through hoops to get the doctor and pharmacy on the same page? Or laboratory. How many of you have had critical labs that didn't get flagged? And then the horribe physicans...How many times have we pleaded and begged them to address a patient's condition until finally they end up in the Intensive Care Unit because the phyician was so arrogant that they couldn't take suggestions from an RN. We are responsible for everything that goes on in the hospital. If something doesn't go right it becomes the nurse's fault. I have been an RN for over five years and I have worked Med Surg, Cardiac Critical Care and Psych. Nothing changes and everywhere is basically the same. I don't find the staff uncaring or "in the wrong profession". I see a breakdown in the hospital system. I see the nurse trying to fix everything and not getting any support. I have had to terminally clean rooms after a patient expired so that we could admit another patient because the hospital wanted to cut back on housekeeping. By terminally cleaning the room, I'm talking about a bottle of Wexicde and a washcloth (I'm sure JAHCO or some health department would be appalled to hear about it). I have to call up a physican in the middle of the night and beg them to order a pain medication for a patient who was post op because they were too lazy to properly assess the patient during rounds or call and get a diet order because they forgot to write one when they admitted the patient and the patient would miss breakfast and no one else caught it before I did the 24 hr chart checks. I'm just tired of doing everyone else's job! I can handle being a nurse. I'm just tired of being the hospital housekeeping, pharmacist, lab tech, unit secretary, physician and ultimately patient advocate. I perform total patient care on 6-8 patients and that leaves little time for anything else. I can handle my job, but not everyone elses. That is what frustrated me about nursing. Doing everyone else's job. And for those of you that write back and say, "You got into the wrong profession, you should have known what you were getting into." I say you are lazy and I'm spending the first two hours of my shift fixing everything you didn't do while you were working. I know who you are. You're the one who left the blood transfusion that was ordered 8 hours earlier or the new IV site that needs to be started or forget to call the MD for a pain medication or abnormal lab value that should have been addressed hours ago or whatever else you couldn't find time for and decided to leave it for the next shift. Then you smuggly tell anyone who questions your laziness, "Maybe you're in the wrong profession." I personally have the compassion and the dignity not to leave my patients in distress. Unlike many of my co-workers. I bust my butt for 8-10 hrs. and I at least have the satisfaction that I did my best. I'm an RN and I'm the jack of all trades.

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Wow!
Good post!

I agree with you totally whomever you are.

Being a nurse isn't the hard part, its all the other crap that we have to deal with and become automatically responsible for b/c of cutbacks, lazy asses!

Amen!

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You hit it on the head

You are so right about nurses being expected to do everyone elses jobs!! If the aide doesn't do his/her work, I'm responsible, if the unit clerk didn't put something in the computer and I failed to catch it, I'm responsible, if the laundry doesn't bring enough linens, I'm responsible, if the trash in patient rooms is overflowing, I'm responsible, if the food is too hot, too cold, too bland, too spicy, I'm responsible, the list goes on and on and on. I agree, if all I was responsible for was my own job, it would be doable, but that is never going to be the case. They just add more and more to your list everyday. One of our docs barked at me because there was no coffee made when he came in early in the morning! So now I'm in charge of making coffee too? What next ...will I be expected to bake brownies so he'll have a morning snack as well?? We aren't treated professionally by anybody! Many docs treat you like their slave, and it seems that many patients are getting more and more disrespectful. I would never dismiss a patient's request for anything, but please can it be stated politely or at least respectfully? It is a hospital, not the Hilton Hotel. Patients will wake up and start asking for coffee and donuts, scrambled eggs etc.. when I'm trying to pass morning meds and toilet people, clean up after incontinent patients, etc. Needless to say, short-staffing is the norm so I'm doing my job and the aides job to begin with. Actually, if we are short an aide and I have to do their job and my job I think I should get their pay as well as mine! I'm doing two jobs right? But, that will never happen either. People, please understand WE HAVE tried to do something about it. WE HAVE talked to administration, our supervisors and directors. It doesn't ever work or change anything. Pretty soon you get branded a trouble maker or they say your are (gasp) not a team player!! Well, who's supposed to be leading this team Mr. Director, Ms Supervisor? You are supposed to be but the leadership if falling short to put it mildly. Most of my nurse friends do not dislike taking care of people. In fact, that is the most rewarding part of the job. But, you get to do so little of it.!@ Charting is more and more time consuming since you have to chart every word they say, every burp, gas bubble, BM smear and etc. I do not have the answers. and I wish I did. At this point I've cut down to 2-twelve hour shifts a week as that is almost all I can tolerate. Once again, I appreciate the opportunity to vent and hope any non-nurse readers will understand our
plight, our exhaustion, our anger even. Something has got to change or there will be no bedside nurses anymore, and that is a shame and a tragedy.

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You can tell what mindset I'm in if I googled "miserable nurse" and full on registered because its so nice to bitch to strangers... no chances you'll get fired for calling your boss a camel toed bitch... I love it!

I am in the worst nursing job of my life. Hate the managers so I work nights which make me depressed and always tired, probably getting breast cancer as we speak. I am on of the most senior nurses their so I work as a resource nurse (on the side of course so they dont have to pay me extra) and still get treated like crap by everyone.

Patients abuse us, managers and doctors are condescending and insecure, yet we work our asses off for little money and no thanks. Nobody makes moves to improve the level of satsfaction. I make attempts and its always the same...We'll take that into consideration...whatever!

Just glad to know there is other miserable nurses out there too... imagine if we all worked together!

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I hate nursing too

I have just about had enough with nursing. After only 5 and a half years of nursing (which i don't think is very long), I can't believe that I hate nursing this much. I dread going to work on most days. Some days I enjoy, because work load is lighter and I have the opportunity to spend more time with my patients - not only helping and caring for them, but I have the time to talk and be an ear for my patients should they need that. But we all know that shifts like these are far and few between. I am an excellent helper whenever i have a free time. Because i believe that you are paid to work, and if we all help each other we would all have a better day. Unfortunately, not all nurses are like that either, and there is nothing worse than to see other nurses talking at the nurses station when you are flat-strapped.

I totally agree with all the previous posts. And I air my support to all those nurses who've had just enough with nursing and share my empathy.

I've had a busy day today at work. Fair enough.. I could handle that. The day wasn't too bad. Then I had a chat with one of the university clinical facilitators today and she said that some of the students found me intimidating and i need to adjust my attitude. That made me really upset. As all of you who've had nursing students before... you will understand that neither of us get paid any extra to accommodate teaching these students (especially if they are first year and seem to slow you down instead of being helpful). Don't get me wrong, i love teaching students, very rewarding to see them bloom. But nowadays, these students don't seem to have enough initiative, they are rude and do not care what their attitude is like.

I have at times told students that initiative is very important and that they should not be seen sitting about doing nothing, because when they come to finding a job later, they will not be well considered or remembered. I guess this student didn't like me sharing this advice and bitched to her facilitator about me. Well.. my attitude now is that I've had enough with trying to share my advice and my time with these unappreciative students. Who cares if they get a job.. it's their life. I'll just shut up. Do my job and go home. Sounds so sad, but I'm tired of doing that little bit more extra and being unappreciated by it. People only bitch about the bad things or things they don't like. Nobody ever says thank you, you've done well... etc.

Nursing sucks! Underpaid, undervalued by all staff, patients, visitors and families. You go home feeling tired and grumpy. Our poor partners have to put up with our bitching cause we have to vent! But i feel stuck in this profession, cause it is the only one i can think of so far that gives me the flexibility i need and the money is better than some other professions.

After nursing for 5 years, I already wake up every morning with backache, and I guess for the next 100 years until i die. And for what? A profession people say is so noble but nobody appreciates! I think we should have a day or a whole week, all nurses should strike worldwide, and then they can see how much we are needed. You know what? Even the wardspersons get paid more than we do. Allied health staff get double time on sundays whilst nurses only get 'time and 3/4' for the same day... except we clean up people's bums and the like, are exposed to such bodily fluids few ever get to see and are responsible for the precious lives we have to look after. But our low pays do not seem to reflect these responsibilities

Anyway, gotta eat.. my partner is home.

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Nursing is killing me.

Oh how wonderful to see that I'm not the only one who is sick of nursing. I've been a div 2 nurse for 7 years now and I'm training as a div 1. Actually today was my first clinical experiece as a div 1 student. Nothing has really changed, you find 1 or 2 nice nurses working their butt off who'll talk to you, several nurses who'll totally ignore you who don't seem to do anything, docters who don't even notice you're there, some nice patients, some not so nice.

As is my experience on a typical day at least 1 patient will get too friendly with you, another will try to hurt you, you'll be wiping so many butts that you don't even notice it anymore, someone will shit on your foot and you just wont care, your back will hurt, so will your feet, you'll work to exhaustion trying to please everyone and at least 1 person will not be happy with you ... actually that would be a good day.

It's amazing how everything becomes your job too, suddenly your responsible for everything in the place. I actually don't mind all the body fluids, dressings, soiled linen as I feel that is part of my job, but when I have to go around doing all sorts of errands, sucking up to the docters, managers and the like it really gets my goat.

But in the end it seems that with all our natural predators in this modern day jungle of ours, we are our own worst enemies. Instead of backing each other up, working with each other, providing support and friendship, we are bitching, stabbing and even outright setting other nurses up all as a pathetic and cowardly way of venting our frustrations of work and life in general.

All you insecure docters and managers who hide behind your god-like status, all you unreasonable family members who think a nurse is a slave who should dote on your whims, to all the patients who have harmed a nurse in any way ... take note, if all the hard working honest nurses got togther and went to a galaxy far far away, you'd be up shit creek without some one to clean it.

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I think the problem is not nursing. Rather, it is you guys with the problem. I worked as a nurse in an ICU in a top teaching hospital for several years. I am now in graduate school because it was time for a change. The point is, I did not let it get to me. No one ever treated me like crap. I did not take shit from anyone. I did my job, and I did it well. I can't remember one med error I made. On my unit, if we noticed someone was busy, we pitched in to help that person. If someone did not take lunch, I would tell them to go and I would watch their patients. I mean, this is professionalism and teamwork-2 things sorely lacking in the nursing profession. If you do not act professional, advocate for yourself, what do you expect? Things will not change unless you make nurses more visible in the medical economics landscape.

Invariably, many nurses seem to enter the profession for all the wrong reasons. Everyone who comes to this site pretty much exemplifies that. I really do not know many other jobs where you can work 3-4 days a week, take more than 2 weeks of vacation a year, not take work home with you, etc etc.

Get over it! Either change the profession, find something you like in it, or get out! Many nurses enjoy their jobs. I am not saying it is a perfect job. I was frequently burnt out, but when that happened, I would plan some vacation days. End of story. Get your acts together and stop complaining. You chose this profession, no one forced you into it.

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I respect the opinion of the person who posted previous to this one, because you are entitled to your opinion as we all are. But, I think you missed our point, or at least mine in my posts. What I was attempting to say was that I, and most of my nurse co-workers male and female, HAVE acted professionally AND advocated for ourselves and have not seen much change. Why do you assume that because we have complaints about this profession that we are then unprofessional and don't stand up for ourselves?
You mention that you worked in ICU for several years? How many is several? I've been a nurse for almost 13 in all kinds of areas because in the beginning I assumed that I had just not found my niche. But, it every area I worked we were short-staffed and over-worked. Frequently more patients then you felt like you could take care of well. It felt like if you did fine with 6 then you could take 7. Then, if you did well with 7 lets go ahead and give 8 patients to one nurse and etc. In nursing homes you may have 30 or more ratio to one nurse. Of course, these aren't critical type patients but they still need care, medications, insulins etc. Often it felt that you were just throwing meds at patients and running to the next. I have not been in the nursing home world for years and I've been on an in-patient rehab unit for the last 5 years. But, we are often short-staffed too as well as the rest of my hospital, which is a teaching hospital too.
You stated you are now in graduate school because it was time for a change. I'll bet. You'll also stated you were "frequently burned out". Why were you so often burned out, if this isn't a high stress, difficult profession?
Of course, no one forced me or anyone into this profession. I am personally, trying to make changes on our unit. I attend meetings, proctor new nurses, adovcate for patients etc. However, I do need a site to vent at times and I consider this site a place to do that. If you can't even vent to fellow nurses and expect them to understand, who can you vent too? You as a nurse, should understand that. My act is together. I wish some of my supervisors and administrators could say the same.

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I think the problem is not nursing. Rather, it is you guys with the problem. I worked as a nurse in an ICU in a top teaching hospital for several years. I am now in graduate school because it was time for a change. The point is, I did not let it get to me. No one ever treated me like crap. I did not take shit from anyone. I did my job, and I did it well. I can't remember one med error I made. On my unit, if we noticed someone was busy, we pitched in to help that person. If someone did not take lunch, I would tell them to go and I would watch their patients. I mean, this is professionalism and teamwork-2 things sorely lacking in the nursing profession. If you do not act professional, advocate for yourself, what do you expect? Things will not change unless you make nurses more visible in the medical economics landscape.

Invariably, many nurses seem to enter the profession for all the wrong reasons. Everyone who comes to this site pretty much exemplifies that. I really do not know many other jobs where you can work 3-4 days a week, take more than 2 weeks of vacation a year, not take work home with you, etc etc.

Get over it! Either change the profession, find something you like in it, or get out! Many nurses enjoy their jobs. I am not saying it is a perfect job. I was frequently burnt out, but when that happened, I would plan some vacation days. End of story. Get your acts together and stop complaining. You chose this profession, no one forced you into it.

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I respect the opinion of the person who posted previous to this one, because you are entitled to your opinion as we all are. But, I think you missed our point, or at least mine in my posts. What I was attempting to say was that I, and most of my nurse co-workers male and female, HAVE acted professionally AND advocated for ourselves and have not seen much change. Why do you assume that because we have complaints about this profession that we are then unprofessional and don't stand up for ourselves?
You mention that you worked in ICU for several years? How many is several? I've been a nurse for almost 13 in all kinds of areas because in the beginning I assumed that I had just not found my niche. But, it every area I worked we were short-staffed and over-worked. Frequently more patients then you felt like you could take care of well. It felt like if you did fine with 6 then you could take 7. Then, if you did well with 7 lets go ahead and give 8 patients to one nurse and etc. In nursing homes you may have 30 or more ratio to one nurse. Of course, these aren't critical type patients but they still need care, medications, insulins etc. Often it felt that you were just throwing meds at patients and running to the next. I have not been in the nursing home world for years and I've been on an in-patient rehab unit for the last 5 years. But, we are often short-staffed too as well as the rest of my hospital, which is a teaching hospital too.
You stated you are now in graduate school because it was time for a change. I'll bet. You'll also stated you were "frequently burned out". Why were you so often burned out, if this isn't a high stress, difficult profession?
Of course, no one forced me or anyone into this profession. I am personally, trying to make changes on our unit. I attend meetings, proctor new nurses, adovcate for patients etc. However, I do need a site to vent at times and I consider this site a place to do that. If you can't even vent to fellow nurses and expect them to understand, who can you vent too? You as a nurse, should understand that. My act is together. I wish some of my supervisors and administrators could say the same.

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I am a woman, was an RN; not any more, thank God! But I think the problem with nursing is that there are too many women in it. Instead of supporting each other and working together to improve the situation, you argue with each other about what constitutes a good nurse and how much you can physicaly & mentaly deal with. No wonder NURSES get EXPLOITED, they don't stick together and work as a team to improve the situation. MEN are better at this, they call each other MATE, work together and get the job done. Women just argue and bitch about the whole thing. You make me ashamed of being a woman.

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If it's broken fix it. Do whatever you have to: strike, quit so that there is a huge age of nurses, expose what's going on in the industry (but not in a bitchy way), and stick together so that you can fix the bloody problem. Otherwise just get out and save your self. You have the power to change it, if you work together. Force the government to listen, by joining forces and working as a team for changes that are much needed.

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Unhappy

nurses make me cry..

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Doesn't sound promising.

Currently an R.N. student in my 3rd year.
Have seen the conditions many describe and am not looking forward to being immersed in it full time.

But I am looking forward to the rewarding aspects of nursing even if they are few and far between.

I'm not married to nursing so if it doesn't work out, I can always go back to the drawing board.

I know the conditions are challenging, but I see more nurses complaining than actually making trying to initiate change.


Heard this joke in the hall......
Did you hear the one about the nurse who died and went straight to hell?
It took her 3 weeks to realize she wasn't at work!

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If you aren't tied down. Then you can call your own shots better and make some decent money. Such as traveling. Relating to a previous thread. Its pretty hard to change nursing, when you work for sucky administrations. They are the ones calling the shots. I would like to see more unions in hospitals. Has anyone checked into forensic nursing? I am currently checking out a carrer change. I am tied of being sick peoples doormat.

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Re: I hate nursing too

WOW! I happened upon this site while looking for stories about med errors and I was quite supprised to see so many who are not happy with their profession. Presently I am a nursing student. I have had a few years (ok, honestly I have had 17years) working in other fields. I am going back to school for nursing because I really would liketo make a difference in others lives. I thought Nursing would be that kind of job. I am nervous about going into a profession with so many issues that cause people so much anguish about their jobs. I appreciate hearing your stories. I'm old enough to know I can't change the world, however, I think I will still persist and hopefully find some rewarding characteristics from this new profession I have chosen. Good luck to you all.

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Does anyone have a suggestion for a healthcare profession that is rewarding besides nursing? I am passionate about medicine and people but this website has put fear in me! I am not in it for the money but also do not want to be treated like a slave. I'm wondering if you all work in terrible situations or if the majority of them are like that.

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Cool Nursing sucks

Nursing is a bullshit job. I have been an RN for about 15 years, er and icu...every once in about 6 months or so you actually make a great save. You know like an employed person. With a family to support. But those people don't have time for being hospitalized. Now get a good drunk or drug addict or malingerer in there, as long as I'm paying their bill of course, to suddenly become helpless and be surrounded by "loving family" and shit. Who do nothing but give you shit. Oh and of course you have to clean up human shit. And at the end of your shift, your manager calls you in to give you some shit. My favorite saying is "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished", and has born out to be true on most occasions. So frequently, that it now makes me laugh when I'm working my ass off on some loser , knowing they are going to do nothing but complain afterward, and I gotta save their miserable carcass anyway...And I am a male nurse, and I get along with the people I work with and feel I have their respect. And nursing is still a bullshit job. Oh and those Prozac pounding Florence Nightengale's That reply on here?? I'll bet you are the ones who start crap behind everyone's back, and you always wear cutesy clothes and hair thingy's, cuz you know you ain't gonna be the one gettin messy today. You make me sick. Nursing is a bullshit job.

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I am not a nurse but I am a CNA. I have been an aide for years, my grandmother was a nurse, as well as 90% of the women in my family. They all told me to go get my RN but i decided to try out the health field first as a CNA. I know excatly what you are talking about becasue i have seen the same things happen time and time again to the few good nurses that are out there. It also happens to the aides as well. I was recently fired from my job of 4 years. In 4 years i cleaned up after sloppy nurses, sloppy aides and everyone else in the facility as well. The long term care facility that i worked at allowed abuse to go on for more than ayear. I reported this numerous time as did a few other people that i worked with, and yet nothing was done. Finally that state came in to investigate because we had numerous reports from family memebers and what not. The state lady called me and two my my really good friends and asked us a bunch of questions. I didnt lie i told her everything i knew about everything she asked. A few days later my adminstartor called me in to her office and asked me if i lied when i told her no she got snippy and said that the other girls that worked day shift lied for them. A week later i got wrote up for neglect as did my other two freinds. I had never been wrote up in the 4 yrs i worked there. I was angry and very hurt they would acussue me of something like that. And the D.O.N. yelled at me so i yelled back. then was fired from my job. I got fired for caring about my residents because they had become my family. i have every intention of going to nursing school but not any longer i dont want to be affiliated with a instituion that knows no concisous. I cant work and look at myself in the mirror and know that my residents didnt get the proper care for whatever reason. NURSING SUCKS ASS!!!!!!!

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what you said is very true. if someone wants you out they can arrange it. serious med. errors happen and get covered up all the time. and narcotics can come up missing to get people in trouble. everybody makes med errors. even missing signing for one is a med error. i do not think nurses should report every med error they can find.truthfully, how many of us that pass meds would even have a job if every error was reported. where i work nobody would have a job. the 8a.m. med run i do has over 300 pills for 34 people. plus fingersticks and insulins.nursing the way it is today is not safe for the nurse or the patients.the ones that do that stuff will even do it just because they can and for no other reason. my nurse manager does that to people. she got one nurse fired right after i started on that unit 2 years ago and still talks about it. she got another one fired a couple months ago. it was all a setup. i tried to stop it from happening now i know i am her next target. she hated them both because they were good nurses. i have known some good nurse managers but this one doesnt know shit about anything and shes lazy as they get. and it winds up just about the same everywhere i've worked. people with mental problems or that are just plain evil are the bosses. its to the point for me that i dont even really care about the patients anymore other than as human beings. most of them are miserable demanding asses. so are their families. i will be getting out of it a.s.a.p. as a matter of fact , the facility i wrk in employs hundreds of nurses and i know all of 2 besides myself that just want to do their job and go home and dont backstab others or spend time trying to get people in trouble. the whole thing is ridiculous.

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