Hello everyone and welcome back! if you haven’t figured it out yet my name is Yesika and I am an RN. Hence the name RNYESIKA 😀. But you can call me princess . HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA jokes. I’m full of them and people always ask me am I a real nurse. Yes…yes I am. I am not a writer, I’m not an educator, I’m not an English major… so be patient with me and my writing skills. I’m just a floor nurse that wants to share my life as a nurse….. because it’s HILARIOUS . …UNBELIEVABLE … MOVING…REWARDING… but I always tell my friends I swear when I retire I’m going to write a book!
So we all know how I fell into nursing… but why did I stay. Good question. let’s see… let me make a list
- Helping patients . … no.. and yes. majority of the time mine are sedated and intubated…but when they aren’t. they are actually really mean. they yell, kick, scream, demand ridiculous things… one time I swear my pt asked me if I would “help” pull her poop out. 100% true story. then you have the pt’s who are just normal people with manners…that are sick, and you just want help and see them get better, or live. So it’s not the pts that make me stay.
- Money…. yessss that mean green! yes and no. I have worked at a place where the pay was disgusting . I did stay knowing I could make 3 times as much literally anywhere else. But I still stayed because I was comfortable there. Not money wise.. I got a part-time job nursing at a different hospital just to make up for the pay. Now I work at a great hospital where the pay is great… but those taxes kill me…. so it’s not the money. …. but I’m not complaining neither 😉.
- Coworkers . … *sigh* ok so…I’m 90% of the time the only Mexican nurse. My culture is different, my upbringing is different, my stories are different , my background is different. Not better or worse just different. On a side note …it was usually worse 😂😂😂😂.So I never instantly clicked with anyone. I’m quite, keep to myself, takes a while for me to open up, and people take that differently. Either you love me or hate me. if you take the time to get to know me you will find out I’m absolutely FABULOUS . ..or you just choose right then and there that you don’t like me and we are enemies . I have some amazing coworkers who I call friends… and then I have some coworkers that unfortunately have to be in the same floor with for 13 hrs. They can ruin your day.. or make your job super fun. so it’s not the coworkers.
- Nursing….. I love science . . I love learning..I love nursing. I love the human body. We are amazing ! It’s super neat to me, if I do this.. give that.. tritate this.. titrate that.. try this ..try that.. keep doing this… stuff happens and you made it happen. I feel like I did something and it is very rewarding. Then you have your days where you literally do everything right, your on top of everything, your sweating because you’ve been running around all night trying to make things happen, but the pt dies anyways…or just gets sicker. It’s devastating. With nursing you never know, great days bad days it’s constantly changing. New medical advances, new rules, there is always change. I’m an adrenaline junkie… and nursing gives me my fix. We fit. I’m good at it. I’m not good at a lot of things…. but I’m good at this. It’s my thing. I like it. So that’s why I stay.