Only been qualified for 18 months. Hated my training but stuck at it and got my degree. Changed job 3 times moved across the country, nothing changes. Nhs in a state patients abusive or just frustrated that you can’t give them what they expect every time. Losing my mind with worry about making a mistake or being too exhausted to get through my week. Living on naff pay too. Just need to get out. 4 months ago
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I recently completed my new grad year in nursing. I worked in a rural remote facility in the Australian outback, near where I am from. Initially, I was so excited to be using my BSN degree and learning all the skills, but then it turned nasty. I was really badly bullied and put in positions beyond my scope. The shifts out here are terrible due to poor staffing. Over a three day period you could easily have an evening followed by a morning then a run of nights. So the shifts, coupled with the insane bitchiness and isolation has led me to want to quit.
I feel like a freak, but I just can’t cope. I can’t deal with the packs of nasty, bitter women and the crazy hours. I also have a biology degree (prenursing) and am applying for a government job locally. I only hope the universe agrees. Anyway, I wanted to thank you all for being so candid. I have felt really bad about all of this and reading these posts has given me some comfort. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that you find your way. 2 years ago
I have been a nurse for 17 years, and now at age 47 I can somewhat claimed to have survived. I worked my last job for 7 years, and was forced to leave after getting wrote up for really stupid things like asking for help entering billing info into the EKG machine because we had only one tech working for 36 patients and I had to do my own EKG and god forbid if the patient account wasnt entered right. Anyhow after reading this blog I have decided to enroll in a RN to MSN program online for informatics. If I cant take care of the hospitals patients the way I want to I will go back and learn how to invent those mindless programs they make us chart on, and I will work for the companies that develop them instead of beating my body up and working short staffed. As nurses we can adapt and survive, escape, or be sucked dried and tossed aside after age 45…. I couldnt control my nursing career, but I can control what happens to me after my nursing career and what I choose to do with 17 years of experience..good luck to everyone. 3 years ago