I am a new grad RN and I am filled with that new grad exuberance and excitement to get out there and start work. I have been a CNA for 10 years and I have seen a lot of nurses who seem to hate their jobs and become so negative. They don’t want to be involved in any kind of unit council activities and bad mouth those who do. Not all are like this, but I am worried I will lose my eagerness and excitement to be active and involved in my unit and end up like these seemingly bitter and hateful nurses. Does anyone have any tips on how to avoid letting this happen? Things that refresh your love of and interest in nursing?
I’ve been a nurse for a little over 3yrs. So not a long time but long enough to know that I have to remind myself why I became a nurse and went through everything I did to become oneto stay positive on some days. There will be days that the last thing you want to do is go in to deal with grouchy whining ptsbut that’s where empathy comes in for me I remind myself that they are probably scaredor hurting or someone could have not treated them with the respect and dignity that they deserve. All of these things help keep my love of nursing going strong still to this day.these are things that my aunt and mom who are both long time nurses told me as well as my instructors. As long as you can remember the reason that you love nursing you will be ok . Just don’t overwhelm yourself or overwork yourself. Take your time off and enjoy it away from everything to do with nursing and your job. Hope this helps.
Don’t start to believe the hype! It doesn’t matter what job you work, there will always be that type of person who begins to hate it and complain to anyone who will listen. Nursing is a fantastic job! It is not glamorous, as we all know. But, if you go in with the right attitude, you can confidently say that you have made a real positive difference in this world every single day. That being said, you will have difficult days that make you question your choice of career. These days will be difficult, but they will pass. Remember, every job has difficult days, but you chose this job for a reason.
Thanks for the words of advice!
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