Leaving Bedside Nursing: Why I Left Bedside Nursing

Low pay, understaffing, increased patient ratios, higher acuity patients, abuse from peers and administration and burnout are just a few of the reasons why nurses are running away from the bedside. According to the RN Work Project, their 10 year study found 17% of newly licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year, 33% leave within two years, and 60% leave within eight years. I am part of that 17% who left the bedside within the first year of nursing. I stayed at the bedside for about 6-7 months before I left my first job as a medical surgical nurse.

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Day Shift vs Night Shift: The Pros and Cons of Each

Day shift versus night shift as a nurse. Which is better for your health? Which shift fits your schedule? How do you decide? If you want to know which shift is better then you will need to weigh the pros and cons and also your preferences. Day shift and night shift nursing are very different and both shifts have their challenges. Many times new grad nurses think they have to work night shift but this is not always true. Some new grads have been known to grab a dayshift position with their first job. Lets not get ahead of ourselves though. Lets talk about the pros and cons so you can make the best decision for yourself.

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What You Need To Know Before Signing A Nursing Job Contract

You are fresh out of nursing school and ready for your first nursing job. You go through the whole process of applying. You may even have passed or have your NCLEX date set. So here you are ready to work and the company requires you to sign a contract. Are you prepared to sign this piece of paper? Do you really know what it all entails? This post is here to help you get prepared and make sure you are ready and willing to make the commitment.

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Recent Amazon Finds

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Who is not obsessed with Amazon!? Surprisingly, as much as me and my husband buy off Amazon we do not have Amazon Prime. I have tried to convince him into it but it has not worked yet. Oh well, does not stop us from shopping! I love to find pieces for all areas of my life on Amazon and today I wanted to share my most recent nursing purchases from the last six months. I would love to know what nursing related items you have purchased so please share!

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