Many nurses have previously told Business Insider that long shifts, coupled with short staff, is one of the most challenging aspects about being a nurse.
“People don’t realize how overworked the staff are,” said Sean, a nurse from New Mexico. “I say that with a grain of salt because I have been privy to some units where staff truly are lazy and just gossip all day. But that is definitely not the norm.”
According to Deborah, a retired nurse from Florida, hospitals can say they are staffed, but in reality, operate short staffed.
“Every single person working at the hospital wants the very best for each patient,” said Ann, a nurse from North Carolina. “Sometimes medical personnel come across as impatient. They are just super busy and often overwhelmed.”