The roles we find ourselves fulfilling in our career may not actually be the ones we set out for. Sometimes, these roles are thrust upon us, or a need is presented to us. But we often find there is an internal drive to push ourselves to the next level that opens the door to new roles and challenges.
If you are anything like me, you don't want to admit that maybe, just maybe, you are burning out. We have all witnessed the obvious form of burnout from nurses who loudly complain and use burnout as an excuse to be rude to patients and staff. These individuals suck the air out of the room and we all secretly wish they would just quit. But experiencing burnout can be much more subtle.
Shift one out of two and my alarm sounds at 4:45 a.m. It’s time to start the morning pep talk.
“Alright, you can do this. It is time to get up and out of bed. ”
As tempting as it is to hit the snooze button, the allure of a hot cup of coffee before work is more enticing. It is time to clock in and get reports started … time to assess what kind of day I am about to have...
It’s true — there are a lot of startups that are entering into the per diem nursing market right now.
And it’s no wonder why that’s happening. Understaffing at facilities has led to nurses’ strikes across the nation. While many qualified nurses would love to pick up extra shifts on a per diem basis, access to those job postings has been limited to agencies and recruiters.