Can I be nurse if I don’t like be hca and I can’t work under pressure

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Hi I am working in the nursing home as a hca.I would like to be nurse in the future.I am 40 years old.
I hate hca job ,it so stressful ,they expect so much in the short amount of time,people are toxic.I love residents and helping people but I don’t know if I can be nurse anymore because I have problem to work under pressure ,not having break ,my muscle are aching after lifting people.Is this normal what I feel?
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Hi I am working in the nursing home as a hca.I would like to be nurse in the future.I am 40 years old.
I hate hca job ,it so stressful ,they expect so much in the short amount of time,people are toxic.I love residents and helping people but I don’t know if I can be nurse anymore because I have problem to work under pressure ,not having break ,my muscle are aching after lifting people.Is this normal what I feel?
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Nursing homes are hard work with lots of running about to do plus staff are so uncooperative there too like you said.

In a hospital ward environment you'll feel much at ease as a nurse as not as bad as in care homes & nursing homes ok.

You'll not necessary be lifting patients all the time in a hospital ward as maybe first thing to help dress & wash them or to change bed and only other time will be when putting them back into bed ok xx

If you lift people the wrong way you can pull your muscles / strain them so you probably did that and you feeling it because not enough time to allow to heal itself !!! You should be able to lift people and not feeling muscle strain if properly done.

Go and apply to be a nurse and once qualify find something that suitable for you x
Age nothing to worry about ok.
Find a auxiliary nurse job in your local hospital ??
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Thank you sooooo much for fantastic reply Tracy.Are you nurse?Can you be nurse if you can’t deal with stress ?I am so stressful because of my past and eating disorder which I had .
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I think it depends on what you naturally do with stress

Some people (including myself) actually enjoy it as it is kinda like overclocking your brain...
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Nursing homes are hard work with lots of running about to do plus staff are so uncooperative there too like you said.

In a hospital ward environment you'll feel much at ease as a nurse as not as bad as in care homes & nursing homes ok.

You'll not necessary be lifting patients all the time in a hospital ward as maybe first thing to help dress & wash them or to change bed and only other time will be when putting them back into bed ok xx

If you lift people the wrong way you can pull your muscles / strain them so you probably did that and you feeling it because not enough time to allow to heal itself !!! You should be able to lift people and not feeling muscle strain if properly done.

Go and apply to be a nurse and once qualify find something that suitable for you x
Age nothing to worry about ok.
Find a auxiliary nurse job in your local hospital ??
I can’t be auxiliary nurse I don’t have any qualifications.
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You shouldn’t be lifting anyone. That’s what hoists are for.
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Hi I am working in the nursing home as a hca.I would like to be nurse in the future.I am 40 years old.
I hate hca job ,it so stressful ,they expect so much in the short amount of time,people are toxic.I love residents and helping people but I don’t know if I can be nurse anymore because I have problem to work under pressure ,not having break ,my muscle are aching after lifting people.Is this normal what I feel?
Nursing homes are brutal places to work and I know that because I’ve worked in them myself before I started working as a HCA in the NHS. But working in the NHS is a different ballgame, most of the time there are enough HCAs on. Nursing in the NHS is not like working in a care home. I will echo other users here and say that you shouldn’t be having to lift the residents it’s bad for you
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You could look into what qualifications are needed for an Apprentice Nurse, Healthcare Support Worker in the NHS (some HCSW get sponsored by the NHS through a Nursing degree with the Open Uni) or Access to Nursing course at college or online and get the entry qualifications.

Those are routes into Nursing.

Im currently a graduate in another subject who cant enter nursing at Uni until I have GCSE maths so I am currently studying an equivalent qualification - Level 2 Functional Mathematics. Ive had to go right back to basics.
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I am a registered nurse and Tracey_W is a registered midwife so we've both got other areas of healthcare experience to help you with here.
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I can’t be auxiliary nurse I don’t have any qualifications.
Yes, you can. An auxiliary nurse and a HCA are the same thing. Although some hospitals ask for certain experience, some really aren't that worried and will put you through the Care Certificate. Working in a care home isn't the same as working in a hospital and I'd suggest you give it a go as it puts a different perspective on things.

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Hi I am working in the nursing home as a hca.I would like to be nurse in the future.I am 40 years old.
I hate hca job ,it so stressful ,they expect so much in the short amount of time,people are toxic.I love residents and helping people but I don’t know if I can be nurse anymore because I have problem to work under pressure ,not having break ,my muscle are aching after lifting people.Is this normal what I feel?
I'm going to be completely honest here. Being a HCA is stressful. A lot gets put on HCAs. I was a HCA before I did my nurse training and yes, being a HCA was hard work and a lot was expected. No, there isn't a lot of time to spend with people. From the side of being a registered nurse, a lot more is expected of being a nurse - as a HCA I didn't realise how much more was expected of nurse, but from a nurse point of view your HCA is your eyes and ears. I genuinely can't get all my meds out, feed people, wash and change people, help them in and out of bed, sort out admissions, discharge people, get people to and from theatre, be on ward round, change dressings, update relatives, be on ward round, liaise with other departments/specialists, and have every single healthcare professional possible wanting to talk to me abut my patients without having my HCA being my eyes and ears and having to delegate to them.
Yes there is a lot dumped on HCAs. If you can't deal with that pressure... there's no way you can deal with the pressure of being a nurse. Only being honest.
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I think it depends on what you naturally do with stress

Some people (including myself) actually enjoy it as it is kinda like overclocking your brain...
Hi Jonathan ,thank you for your message.When I feel stress I have stomach pain and I flapp.You can read me like a book .
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You shouldn’t be lifting anyone. That’s what hoists are for.
Thank you for your message .I don’t lift people because we have hoist .But sometimes I have to wash people on my own in bed and they don’t roll or they aren’t helping .
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Nursing homes are brutal places to work and I know that because I’ve worked in them myself before I started working as a HCA in the NHS. But working in the NHS is a different ballgame, most of the time there are enough HCAs on. Nursing in the NHS is not like working in a care home. I will echo other users here and say that you shouldn’t be having to lift the residents it’s bad for you
Thank you for your message .We have hoist and other equipment but I sometimes have to do double people on my own like wash then in bed.They don’t roll or aren’t helping .
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I am a registered nurse and Tracey_W is a registered midwife so we've both got other areas of healthcare experience to help you with here.

Yes, you can. An auxiliary nurse and a HCA are the same thing. Although some hospitals ask for certain experience, some really aren't that worried and will put you through the Care Certificate. Working in a care home isn't the same as working in a hospital and I'd suggest you give it a go as it puts a different perspective on things.


I'm going to be completely honest here. Being a HCA is stressful. A lot gets put on HCAs. I was a HCA before I did my nurse training and yes, being a HCA was hard work and a lot was expected. No, there isn't a lot of time to spend with people. From the side of being a registered nurse, a lot more is expected of being a nurse - as a HCA I didn't realise how much more was expected of nurse, but from a nurse point of view your HCA is your eyes and ears. I genuinely can't get all my meds out, feed people, wash and change people, help them in and out of bed, sort out admissions, discharge people, get people to and from theatre, be on ward round, change dressings, update relatives, be on ward round, liaise with other departments/specialists, and have every single healthcare professional possible wanting to talk to me abut my patients without having my HCA being my eyes and ears and having to delegate to them.
Yes there is a lot dumped on HCAs. If you can't deal with that pressure... there's no way you can deal with the pressure of being a nurse. Only being honest.
Thank you that you are honest .I think you right I can’t be nurse .I may make myself not well even more then I am now
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You could look into what qualifications are needed for an Apprentice Nurse, Healthcare Support Worker in the NHS (some HCSW get sponsored by the NHS through a Nursing degree with the Open Uni) or Access to Nursing course at college or online and get the entry qualifications.

Those are routes into Nursing.

Im currently a graduate in another subject who cant enter nursing at Uni until I have GCSE maths so I am currently studying an equivalent qualification - Level 2 Functional Mathematics. Ive had to go right back to basics.
Thank you for your message .I am doing functional skills too and want to start access to nursing .The only problem I have I can’t deal with stress
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Thank you that you are honest .I think you right I can’t be nurse .I may make myself not well even more then I am now
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Thank you for your message .I am doing functional skills too and want to start access to nursing .The only problem I have I can’t deal with stress
You need to find a way of dealing with stress - there's loads of tips on the internet, and you can always ask your GP for support/signposting to advice and services. Get this sorted and you'll be able to cope - don't get it sorted, and you won't.
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You need to find a way of dealing with stress - there's loads of tips on the internet, and you can always ask your GP for support/signposting to advice and services. Get this sorted and you'll be able to cope - don't get it sorted, and you won't.
Thank you Emily .How you deal with stress when you have difficult situation at your work place?
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You need to find a way of dealing with stress - there's loads of tips on the internet, and you can always ask your GP for support/signposting to advice and services. Get this sorted and you'll be able to cope - don't get it sorted, and you won't.
You are right Emily thank you
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Thank you for your message .We have hoist and other equipment but I sometimes have to do double people on my own like wash then in bed.They don’t roll or aren’t helping .
Please be careful doing this you only have one back and once it’s gone it’s gone
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Thank you for your message .I am doing functional skills too and want to start access to nursing .The only problem I have I can’t deal with stress
If by stress, you mean anxiety, then there is a lot of support, advice and treatment that you can get for it and ways to build up confidence and resilience so please do look into it, even if you dont proceed into nursing.

It can be anything from reading self help books, wellbeing activities like mindfulness, meditation and yoga, counselling, hypnosis and medication.
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Thank you for your message .I don’t lift people because we have hoist .But sometimes I have to wash people on my own in bed and they don’t roll or they aren’t helping .
In which case you should be providing care with assistance of two. You’re not being safe to yourself or the people you care for.
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