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Why does it feel like I am burning out in every nursing job I do?

March 26th, 2023

100% due to unable to provide the care that patients need and deserve because of short staffing.

March 24th, 2023

Often when we start working at hospitals, the hospitals want us to take up their mission and really run with it. If you've worked in any clinical setting for more than 3 days, you understand that the hospitals expressed values have very little to do with how they operate on a day-to-day basis. To protect myself I have created my own mission and my own values, and it's unique to every nurse. When I go into work and I help a woman transitioned to motherhood, I can work towards that mission. Other values that are important to me are rest, work-life balance, and self-care. Those things absolutely are not aligned to the hospital's value. The hospital I used to work at would have me run myself into the ground for profit. It's kind of like a weird relationship where they use me, but I'm aware of it and I use them. Switch to PRN and get your health care elsewhere. Burnout is high expectations being missed.

March 23rd, 2023

I feel the same way. I'm not sure what types of environments you work in, but the hospital setting seems to be declining in quality. They keep increasing the work load, increasing the range of things the nurse is responsible for, reprimand employees for the slightest things, and hang the threat of termination over their heads to keep them in line. It's not just you. I just got a contract canceled because someone didn't like that I didn't say goodbye the right way when I hung up the phone.

March 25th, 2023

I believe burnout is caused by apathy; indifference creeps into our desire to work when our leaders gaslight us about our working environments and load. I have also observed that family members of our patients have been increasingly and noticeably treating nurses as personal maids/whipping-boys. Finally, the field of nursing itself has changed because of the high turnover rate during the disastrous handling of the COVID pandemic, so loyalty to a hospital or system doesn’t count for anything anymore, and it’s difficult to want to be apart of something that doesn’t care if we’re apart of it.

March 24th, 2023

You are not alone. Reasons of my burnout. My company and my boss DO NOT RESPECT BOUNDARIES!!! They will always use we are family here and religion. Compensation is not enough and above and beyond BS is one way to make you work others duties and responsibilities.

March 24th, 2023

I feel the exact same way. I wish I had an answer. I love nursing. I love doing Labor and Delivery. But I’m really feel burnt out. I’ve changed shift from nights to days, now I’m going back to nights. I’m wondering should I just change units and try something else. Good question…. I hope we figure it all soon.

March 27th, 2023

If you don’t mind me asking. What type of nursing jobs do you do ? So far I’ve done hospital bedside nursing and I feel pretty burned out and would like to try outpatient and see how I feel :-)

April 3rd, 2023

It could be you have not found the right job for you. It is also possible you are overworked and need more help. You are probably a very hard worker and take on a lot. If you can talk with your supervisor or manager perhaps they can assist and work it out so you feel better or change jobs to something else you are interested in. I work in an office type environment like for insurance. I still work with patients by phone but also work on population health management which I find interesting. Look outside the box if you are ready for a move.

March 24th, 2023

Work continuously and taking care of the patients is a big job. Drains on your energy and only occasional thank you can be a problem. 🙏🏻☮️💚🍀

April 4th, 2023

Because healthcare is all about the money. They don’t care about treating their staff well.

March 25th, 2023

I’ve been with the same company for the last 34 years, held several positions phlebotomist 17 years, LVN, RN and now Nursing Supervisor combined working in Urgent Care for about 17 years. I began feeling burnt out early this year.

For me is not so much the job, I bought a House at the end 2021 and have been commuting a Roundtrip of 130 miles 5 days a week for about 1.5 years. I think this is my reason of feeling burnt out.

April 5th, 2023

I feel burn out because of lack of staffing,getting more complex cases, acuity of pt not distributed well with each staff, lack of support .want to quit nursing job as a whole!

April 5th, 2023

For me personally, lack of support, unrealistic expectations, and poor leadership are some of the reasons I feel burnt out.