Some nurses stay at one job for their entire career, but for the majority of nurses, at one time or another, will ask themselves if it’s time to look for a new job. Maybe you have been at your job for a number of years and are ready for a change, or you might be a new grad and realize your current job is not the right fit. Either way, you might be considering whether or not it’s time to move on. Leaving a job is a big deal, so how do you know if you should stay at your current job or if it’s time to go? [continue reading…]
Those who have been working as a nurse for a number of years know it can be a tough job. Taking care of sick and injured people is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. As if that were not enough, add in long hours and hospital politics, and it’s no wonder you may have lost some of your passion for the job.
If you wake up one morning and wonder where your fresh-faced enthusiasm for the profession went, you are not alone. According to a 2013 study conducted by AMN Healthcare, almost a quarter of nurses age 55 or older responding to the study plan to leave the nursing field or decrease their participation in the nursing profession. [continue reading…]
Maybe you have been working as a nurse for several years and are feeling a bit burnt-out. It is common for nurses to start to feel that way after years in the field. Nurses deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis. From demanding doctors to unhappy patients to witnessing tragedies, nursing can take its toll. But before you start considering switching careers, you may want to consider working as a nurse traveler. [continue reading…]
It can happen to the best of nurses, and even to nurses who once loved their jobs. You may not even recognize the signs at first, but it can take its toll, leave you drained and even compromise your ability to do your job well. The problem is burnout. Career burnout can happen in any field, but people in medical careers are especially at risk.