How long can nurses go at a fast pace before they reach burnout and frustration. It is different for everybody but the signs begin showing before the nurse herself knows it is happening.
1.You’re so tired, you now answer the phone with “What do you want!”
2.Your friends call to ask how you’ve been, and you immediately scream,
“Stop asking me all these damn questions!”
3.You wake up to discover your house is on fire, but go back to sleep because you just don’t care.
4. You don’t set your alarm anymore because you know your pager will go off before your alarm does.
5. You start to run to a code Medical in Wal Mart when you hear the BEEP on the intercom.
6. On your day off you feel like you need to call someone to tell them you're going to take a break
Discovering if it is just what you needed to add to your life style depends on you and something you can do without quitting your full time job. Serving people with good care has always been a nurse’s focus and of course a nice pay check. It is time to make your own schedules, set your own pay scale of what your worth and see people smile because you helped them without being at the bedside.