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Old 10-31-2007, 03:21 AM
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Hi everyone, I am about to register into nursing school for RN and heard it was rewarding with how you feel when you leave..and plus pay is great. I have researched more about the Job and hear so much negative things about how they hate their job, its the worst job ever, Doctors treat you really bad, patients treat you like crap, their unhappy family treat you like crap, that most nurses hate their job..What is everyones opinion on this..is it true?
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:14 PM
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Hi everyone, I am about to register into nursing school for RN and heard it was rewarding with how you feel when you leave..and plus pay is great. I have researched more about the Job and hear so much negative things about how they hate their job, its the worst job ever, Doctors treat you really bad, patients treat you like crap, their unhappy family treat you like crap, that most nurses hate their job..What is everyones opinion on this..is it true?

It's all true........and none of it's true. If you enter into nursing expecting to earn a great wage and have everyone pat you on the back for being so wonderful..........Leave and don't look back.

Nursing is the most rewarding job I have ever done; and I've had bedpans thrown at me, I've been called vulgar names, and told that I'm the most insensitive biotch that anyone could ever meet. I've held dying infants in my arms and wept for their brief life. I've had marriage proposals from 80 year old men whose wives watched with joyful tears in their eyes. I've been told "thank you" from patient's who couldn't speak and I've had the eyes of angels look into mine and tell me that "everything will be ok."

Nursing isn't something you do........Nursing is WHO you ARE.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:41 PM
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That's awesome how you've researched about RN/Nursing. I am currently a second year nursing student and I did not even research about being a nurse! I was just applying to university and was like "Nursing looks interesting!" (Of course, I had lots of reasons why I wanted to go into nursing, but I hadn't really "researched" a lot about what nurses do, etc.) I was quite surprised nurses do so much...but right now I absolutely am loving nursing. You meet a lot of amazing people/classmates and right now I'm doing my psychiatry rotation at the hospital and the doctors and nurses are super. Of course, I know a few people do drop out of nursing during the first year because some don't like feeding elderly people, don't know what they're getting themselves into, etc.

Just keep doing some research, gain some knowledge of what nurses really do and if it's something that you're interested in. I've met some really nasty nurses who dislike students, but some nurses and doctors are very friendly and kind. And of course, you get some instructors that aren't that great too, haha. Good luck and I don't think nursing is all too bad.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:08 AM
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Well, u do not have to work on a floor, u can find office job. May be then we get at least one administrative worker who won't treat as LVNs as ... (what u said ).
I may case, I used to work at the nursing home, beautiful new place. I loved my job for the first year. I knew that on my shift WILL get good care and smile.Residents loved me, families too. But about a half of a year ago, administration started firing LVNs, CNAs, mainly nurses who wanted to make things better. We lost many good workers and got new who practically, does not give a .... about work. Looks like if u do not care- u do not complain, that what administration wants.
I had a big disappointment in nursing, how unfair it is. I am even thinking of changing my career.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:13 AM
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That is just beautiful This is the way I feel. You described being a nurse just right.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:29 PM
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Yes, it is! If you want thanks and/ or a pat on the back, they do come from pt.'s. However, many pt.'s feel, because of the outraegous amounts they pay for healthcare, you should wait on them, like they are at a spa. Management only cares about the financial line. If you become ill, have a family member ill or die, or have other life events happen, management only wants to know when you'll be back to work! If you don't have great self-esteem, don't become a nurse! Being a nurse is great, but, everything around it sucks!
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:22 AM
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The best thing about nursing is that if you don't like where you're working or what you're doing, there are still a HUGE number of options (different hospitals, different floors, different branches of nursing) for you to switch to.

No, it isn't some big love-fest, and I'm sure there are units that aren't run well, just like with any other profession. But when you luck into a great unit with great coworkers, it's... great


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Old 11-08-2007, 04:08 PM
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The most important thing is to do things for patients because you want to, because it is the most appropriate and best care you can give. Also it is not what you do that is important but the way you do it; ie a smile, demonstrating compassion etc. Don't expect thanks for what you do, but be rest assured if you do your job well plenty will come your way, both from patients and from colleagues.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:24 PM
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Doctors will sometimes treat you like crap and sometimes they'll say "thanks" (rarely), patients will throw things at you and call you names and some will thank you for everything you do, as for family being unhappy I don't know I'm a 3rd generation nurse and I'd say my family is content. Hours aren't always the best and families don't always understand the need to talk about your day at work at the dinner table (even when it involves stories about bowel movements and vomit) Nursing is a 2 sided profession. If you go into it thinking you're going to be rewarded with praise it can be a harsh reality check, but if you go into nursing knowing that you will be mistreated but you're touching peoples lives then it's worth it.
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:22 AM
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please dont go into nursing so I can get into an RN program more easily..... haha..... If your not a people person forget about it...
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