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What are low stress nursing specialties?

September 21st, 2021

None… to be empathetic, to be nurturing, to be an advocate… it’s stressful. Try treating someone who you completely despise their life choice if drug use, you do not have to agree but you have to try and understand why and treat them anyways. To administer a bed bath to a drunken man after his poor choices killed a family of four, is hard. To have six sets of parents yelling at the pediatrics office, stressful. Med/surg stressful because the acuity may be easier but you get the quantity of patients increased. L&D is not always sunshine and rainbows, and those hurt. No nurse job is I stressful… the stress is just different. Even teaching, the responsibility of knowing that you trained that person.. is stressful. My answer is none!

December 10th, 2023

There are none. Find another career- run... Or become an NP.

September 18th, 2021

None. The type of stress varies, but nursing is stressful by nature because you're dealing with sick people and those experiencing some kind of health crisis.

May 29th, 2023

Try to find a private office practice with either NPs or MDs. The pace is slower due to the smaller number of patients being seen daily, and there is less patient acuity than in a hosptial. Be aware that the pay will not be commensurate with the higher stress hospital jobs. Private duty in a hospital or in home health care may be anoher option for you as is work in an urgicenter. School nursing - if you enjoy working with kids - is another possibility.

November 27th, 2021


September 17th, 2021

School nurse