Pursuit Of Greener Pasture
Nurses in some states are licensed to open their clinics and offer almost similar services as those in medical facilities. It is allowed because even in hospitals the nurses do most of the screening, diagnosis and then make recommendations to the doctors. Other fields that require nurses have also opened up allowing for diversity of the practice. All these opportunities have caused many nurses to leave their nursing jobs for better jobs in other sectors.
Long Working Hours And Lifestyle Changes
These effects are also causing departure from the profession. For instance, parents who have to work over the weekends or extended hours will often opt to leave employment so that they can spend more weekends and time with their families.
Registered nurses often suffer from stress due to the nature of the profession. Nurses get a lot of heat for any occurrences in the hospital from doctors, patients, and relatives of patients. It is added to the fact that these people witness a lot of death and the accompanying mourning.
These are also experienced mostly due to the frequent shortages, which leave the nurses always overloaded. The increased workload means that some nurses do not get even time to eat or to take a break, with the addition of the long working hours and some weekends, burnouts are unavoidable.
Lack Of Respect
After such hectic days, the lack of respect that the nurses experience from the medical facility administration, patients, and their relatives and doctors, completely wears out what little-left strength that is left. Also cited as part of the reason for departing, is disruptive behavior that nurses have to endure from doctors.
At times even with such workloads and stress, some nurses are underpaid. This imbalance sooner or later reduces the motivation to work, and the nurses walk away from their professions for other jobs that pay better or have a lower workload.
Lack Of Passion
It may also contribute to the exodus of nurses. Many people know that all nursing jobs pay well, but after working in one or two medical facilities and they do not see an increase in the salary, such nurses quit.
Poor Working Conditions
In some areas poor working conditions have also been identified, these include the lack of sectors where the nurses can take a break from their rounds. The lack of a supporting environment leads to wearing out of nurses.
Lastly, relocation is another reason for the migration from nursing to other fields.