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Are nurses really overworked?
Nurses have an important role to play in reducing the risk of medical errors, however, far too many nurses complain of being constantly stressed, fatigued and overworked. According to a disturbing new study conducted in Houston, many nurses report they lack support from management and often feel stressed out.
Do nurses really work that hard?
“Nursing is not an easy profession—it requires both physical and mental stamina to make it through those 14-hour shifts.” If you love the work you are doing and believe in the impact it makes on every patient’s life, you might find yourself thriving even in a whirlwind of activity.
Do you have to be super smart to be a nurse?
Being smart is not a prerequisite to becoming a nurse. There are far more valuable skills needed, such as being able to render hard work, patience, and commitment.
Is being a nurse hard UK?
Being a nurse is very challenging and it’s certainly not a career for someone who wants an easy ride. But if someone did want to become a nurse, I would tell them not to be put off by the things that are said, because they’ll see otherwise when they start doing it.
What surprised you most when you first started working as an RN?
“What surprised me the most when I began working as an RN is the level of autonomy that you experience—even as a new graduate nurse,” says Sarah Pruitt, RN and manager of clinical operations at Advocate Christ Medical Center. “A lot of people mistakenly believe that nurses are there to follow whatever orders the doctors give us.
Why is it so hard to choose a career in nursing?
That’s exactly why choosing a career is so challenging. It’s not like you can just spend a few years in school, try out a job for a bit and jump to another if you don’t like it—well, at least not without more education and training. Becoming a registered nurse (RN) is no different.
What is it like to be a nurse?
Being a nurse is one of the most challenging jobs someone could do. It’s physically and mentally demanding at times. However, at the end of the day, you feel amazing satisfaction and pride.
Do nurses sacrifice their health to get work done?
“People don’t understand that nurses sacrifice eating and going to the bathroom to get work done,” West says, adding that nurses can sometimes sacrifice to the point of harming their own health. West emphasizes the importance of passion in nursing. “Burnout is real.