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“As a nurse, I know how difficult and demanding the job can be. I’ve had patients try to physically attack me and it’s frustrating and disheartening to face such hostility. When I talk to people outside of the health care field about it, they’re often shocked and ask why someone would do that. But when I bring it up with other nurses, they’re just like, “Oh, that’s just another patient.” It’s not right that we should be expected to face violence and abuse in the workplace.
I think about leaving the hospital sometimes, especially when I compare it to my experience working in home health care, which was so much more peaceful and enjoyable. I always looked forward to going to work and never felt burnt out. But I don’t think I’ll ever leave nursing altogether. I want to continue to help people and make a difference, especially as a new grad.
To other nurses who may be listening, I want to say that I see you, I hear you, and I value you. As a new grad, I can only imagine how much harder it must be for experienced nurses who are feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. We became nurses for a reason, and we should never lose sight of that. I hope that we can make changes to improve the nursing profession and create a safer and more supportive work environment for all nurses.”
Today’s guest is an anonymous nurse.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “All I ever wanted to be was a nurse.”
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