An erratic work environment. Entire shifts with no time to pee, let alone eat a proper meal. Patients coding, forced doubles and the ongoing struggle to get support from administrators. Then we go home and try to juggle our family responsibilities, which was never easy, but now feels nearly impossible with the constant fear of spreading COVID-19 to our loved ones. Nurses make the top 10 list of professions most likely to divorce for a reason. And it’s sad but not surprising that we experience depression at double the average rate.

This life is hard.

But in spite of the challenges, we love our jobs!

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