medical jobs

A Broken ER Tech’s Work Experience

I have worked in the medical field in various positions for 12 years. 5 of those years as a nursing assistant with an agency. I have worked in extreme conditions in some of the worse nursing homes in a city that is listed in the top 3 worst cities to live in because of the [...]

more

Nurse – Do not ever become a NURSE!!!

I used to be a pretty happy, laid back person. Now I am a miserable nervous wreck. I directly attribute it to nursing. I have been an RN for almost 2 years and I hate it more than I could ever say. It is the worst thing I have ever decided to do in my life.
I [...]

more

Pediatric Oncology Nurse……I like nursing!

I was given the task of deciding what to do with my future at 16…like you know then. I chose business, but i didn’t really have a passion for business, i wanted to be a nurse, I had secretly wanted to be a nurse for years, but truly felt i wouldn’t have the brains nor [...]

more

The Fear of a Long Term Care Nurse

Its amazing how my career has come around full-cirle. It doesn’t seem like long ago that I was the eager newbie, the one that wanted to make a difference. I envied some of the nurses that I knew that worked the night shift. They had already been where I wanted to be; [...]

more

The Never Been Told Nursing Horror Stories

I’m currently on my 4th semester of nursing school and like many postings here, i love what nursing implies and obviously i want to help people and make a difference but i have been discouraged since i started nursing school despite how hard i have worked only to be disappointed. i’ve realized that in this [...]

more

No Easy Feat to be a Nurse

Several years ago a nurse would be able to hold a patients hand and comfort them in their times of struggle. Now, there is no time for that sort of compassion. You are lucky if you get a piss break. Let alone a meal. Sure, they give you meal breaks. [...]

more

Dealing with a Quarter Life Job Crisis

I am currently in what they call the quarter life crisis. My current job has no direction, corporate America sucks, and I am wondering what the hell am I going to do with the rest of my life. Sure, I have a pretty decent job at the moment, pays a decent amount. [...]

more

The Sad Story of a Nurse

A nurse since 97 How I have lasted this long I do not know. ER, Pulmonary, med surg, oncology and a bunch of cardiac with my ACLS as a traveler/agency nurse. I moved around a lot thinking I could find that special place that would allow me to practice safely and give me the [...]

more

Nursing: A Tough Job but Rewarding

No one ever said Nursing was an easy job. That it isn’t. But it can be personally rewarding if you approach it knowing that each day you do the very best you can do under the conditions. What more does one need? I do not need
constant positive stroking from clueless managers. [...]

more

Nursing is Once Desired, Now Despised

I am 27 years old and have been a nurse for 5 years. I was a stay-at-home mom before that. My husband worked and though we didn’t have a lot of money, we were happy. There were a lot of times that I wished I could help him out more.
I remember being a kid and [...]

more