15 unhappiest nurse jobs

School nurses and hospital staff nurses are some of the unhappiest in the field,, according to 2023 rankings by Nursing Process.

Nursing Process, an independent, educational resource site, used metrics such as salary, upward mobility, stress level, flexibility, work-life balance and future industry growth to determine happiness within nurse specialties.

Here are the top 15 unhappiest jobs for nurses:

1. School nurse

2. Hospital staff nurse

3. Emergency room nurse

4. Substance abuse nurse

5. Correctional nursing

6. Nurse educator

7. Nurse manager

8. Home health nurse

9. Insurance physical nurse

10. Nursing home RN

11. Public health nurse

12. Camp nurse

13. Diabetic educator

14. Hospice nurse

15. Hospital OR nurse

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