Quote from madpeys
I am guessing most that got in it for money won't last long...
Which is why I tend to see the current nursing surplus as a temporary situation, at best. A near-perfect example was when I went to a CNA orientation at a local CC - presentation was going great right up to the point where the presenter started explaining why you need to wear a cheap watch to work. The instant she said "feces - poop" 140 people went totally silent, 'cause that wasn't what they wanted to hear. And, that's only the beginning, folks - only the beginning. Everybody signed up for the class - but I'd love to see how many actually went on to work as CNA's.
You just don't do this for the money - being a CNA/LVN/RN/NP simply doesn't pay enough to justify the physical, emotional, social & psychological challenges inherent in this line of work. As for me - I'm working in an LTC as a CNA, and volunteering with a hospice. Why?
Because I'm needed.
Last edit by IEDave on May 18, '12
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