Do you dread waking up every morning to head to the hospital that you work at? Are you exhausted at the thought of spending one more month working at the nursing home you’ve been at for three years? There are a wide variety of reasons why nurses decide it is time to look for a new nursing job, and discontent and exhaustion are only two of them. While it might be hard to think about leaving the place you are at, if you’re experiencing some of these signs, it might be time to look for a new nursing job.
It’s hard to feel like the only way you learn what you are supposed to be doing is being chastised for something you did wrong. If you’re working hard, drawing on your existing knowledge and your pleas for training are falling on deaf ears, you deserve a workplace that will equip you with the tools you need.
Does your direct supervisor tell you something contrary to what your manager said, who told you something totally different than what another coworker said? If you’re trying to please people with different standards and opinions and you can’t figure out who you should be listening to, you are worthy of a workplace that respects you. When you are in an environment with clear standards and able to do a job that is meaningful, it’s easy to be satisfied.
Are you yawning through your shifts and snoring through your staff meetings? While any long-term position will lead to a certain amount of comfort and repetition, checking out is not good for you or your patients. If you’re working in a position that is far below what your training and experience warrants or simply tired of working the same job, switching things up could be just what you need.
Be honest—are you being compensated with a wage and benefits that are competitive for your area? Nurses are compassionate and dedicated to helping as many patients as possible, but that doesn’t mean that they should be living off of meager wages! If you can’t make ends meet despite your experience and longevity at your current place of employment, it could be time to look for a new nursing job.
When you spend 10-12 hours every day participating in something that is stressful and unpleasant, it only makes sense that you would start to experience negative consequences as a result. If you leave the hospital in tears, have trouble sleeping due to thoughts about work or feel like you cannot take proper care of yourself due to extreme demands placed on you, you deserve better.
Nurse Earth is a nurse-centric recruiting and staffing agency dedicated to connecting nurses with positions that meet their needs and highlight their expertise. Nurses are never just a number. We go above and beyond to show nurses like you that we truly value their professional interests and career success. To submit your resume or learn more about our services and how we can help you find the nursing job you are looking for, visit us online, give us a call at 1-800-450-1081 or contact us here.