I had someone recently try to discourage me from going into nursing school...I know there's pros and cons to every job, including being an RN...but why do you think she would feel so strongly against it? Are you a nurse and possibly hate it?
My cousin is a rn who recently became a CRNA in Connecticut at a va hospital.
He makes BANK, over a hundred grand.
Not bad for a forty hour work week. I think it may be even smaller like 32 hours a week.
Thanks so much. I usually only ever hear that people love their jobs as RNs but I was wondering what other people had to say. Thanks for sharing.
There is something distasteful about linking nursing and high pay, although I do think it should be a high paid job.
The problem with hearing about people making good money nursing, is that it could then attract the wrong type of person into the job.
It is first and foremost a vocation, IMO. You simply cannot be a good nurse if you have no compassion or empathy for those in your care.
Nursing is hard graft, distressing and wonderful, all at once.
You see people get better and go home, you see people get worse and die.
You as a nurse are part of a caring team that does everything possible to help that person get better, and during that time you get to know them and care about them.
Sometimes you don't even get that chance to get to know them, but they pass through your hands on their way somewhere else, leaving behind a deep impression that helps mold you in one way or another.
I think it's a super vocation to be in, and wish you all the best if you decide to become one.
We can only guess why someone would hate the profession they’re in. Maybe she became a nurse against her will. Maybe her work environment is not positive. Maybe she’s not experiencing the kind of career mobility she expected.
If you choose to become an RN, you should do it for the right reasons, the biggest of which is passion for the job. If you are passionate about nursing, there’s no way you won’t love it. To become a nurse, the minimum required credential is a two-year ADN nursing program, but you can also choose to complete a BSN degree or a hospital-administered nursing diploma.
Well, yes every job has its pros and cons and she might not have been able to cope with the demands and pressures of being associated with a healthcare career. Not to mention, it can be extremely emotionally draining and physically challenging. But overall, it’s extremely rewarding. I’m thinking about getting my BSN from an accredited online college and I’m currently reading about the accreditation of Independence University. I’d advise you to follow your heart and do exactly what you want to do with your career.
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First off, she is not a nurse I would want during a hospital stay, that's for sure. People who hate there jobs don't do them very well and the last thing you want when you're in the hospital is a nurse who hates what she's doing.
Maybe she should look for another line of work. Seriously, nobody should be doing a job they hate.
It is my speculation that there are a lot of wonderful and caring people; who spend a lot of time, money, and labor, to qualify for a nursing job. And who then get hired as such.
And then they are daily exposed to all the rampant corruption that goes on in our hospitals. Day after day, week after week, month after month. And they are financially trapped because of the debt they incurred from their school tuition. So they are forced to endure this environment, sometimes for years.
Such an experience will warp many people's personalities and views on life.
And then there are those who discover after that it was not the kind of job they really would like.
So, do we allow young people to get into a lifetime's debt to realise they are not suited for the job, or go back to the old system of training people on the job?
I learned as I worked. Student nurses in those days attended college AND worked on the wards, and I mean worked, not just there for the experience. The two go hand-in-hand.
The pay was terrible! But as a student, or an apprentice, no-one is well paid.
The nurses that completed their training were nurses, they had been down a gruelling path and emerged at the other end as highly qualified and highly experienced staff members.
Not like now, when they spend most of their time in university, and are only on wards as observers, which isn't the same thing at all.
The ones not suited to the job were weeded out early, with no-one getting into debt.
It does take practice to become 'objective' on the job yet still hold onto that 'empathy' to make nursing a rewarding career. The other thing though is there are many other area's of the health field, one can transfer to and not just necessarily nursing. I enjoyed it and worked in pediatrics and hospice which can be draining emotionally and stressful if short staffed yes, but as mentioned, it will depend on the work environment. It's definitely not a place or career for a person with a toxic personality
And yet, didn't you notice, one or two people leaked through the net. They usually ended up being in charge of the ward, but they were bitches with a capital B.
Then you as a nurse had two jobs, one to look after the patients, and the second to keep an eye on the senior staff.
"You will not wheel that terminally ill patient out onto the balcony for a smoke!.
Em, why not? They are dying anyway?
'Mrs So-and-So can feed herself, don't help her".
"Em, no she can't", so you help her anyway.
As a patient, I lost a huge amount of weight when in hospital, because when they brought the food round, they left it on my locker, out of reach to me as bed-bound-flat-on-back patient.
When they came to collect the dishes, no-one ever said anything, they just took the untouched food away.
Now, if that is university training, they can stick it.
I didn't know how to ask for help, not speaking the same language. But I needed it, just the same as someone who has had a stroke and can't talk, or a million other situations patients find themselves in.
Good nurses see the problem without being told.
Wow, terrible staff for sure one of the first things as a nurse is to 'communicate' with their client sorry to hear you had such a terrible experience. Hope this doesn't change plans to enter a career in the health field.
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