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- Aug 24, '10 by GM2RNTell you what, all of you angels of mercy out there who think you have perfectly defined what nurses should be and would keep everyone else out of nursing, why don't you sign over your paychecks every week to me and those other nurses and we will get out of nursing for you. That way you all can be nurses for the sheer love and passion of it, we can pay our bills, and we both win!
- Aug 24, '10 by PACNWNURSINGThe reality is in any career you have those that made decisions on those careers based on what was the hot most needed jobs for that period of time. There are people that just want a pay check and take care of their families and that is ok. For years there have been cries about there being a nursing shortage. So I am not surprised that people who really do not want to have a career in nursing did so out of need for a steady income. This happens every day there are many people working in careers they really do not like. This is not exclusive to nursing.
- Aug 30, '10 by Staff NurseI totally agree with the last post.
- Aug 30, '10 by NinA 56unfortuantely PACN nurse you are right and that is really a scary ,thing because in nursing unlike any other job ,we are dealing literally with peoples lives other than law enforcement and being a physician, so nursing is a position which you must love people and the idea of serving them
- Aug 31, '10 by dlatimerNinA I agree, but are nurses treated differently than other employees by their employers? Just a thought. I've never belonged to a union. Law enforcement has unions and they have a different bond between those in contact with the public/criminals...their lives may depend on each other. Do nurses treat each other with the same fraternity?
- Sep 4, '10 by jcvFNPI've been an RN for 7 years, and quite actually, still do not know what to do with my life, but I'm getting there (my other passion is music =)). Odd as it seems. But the impact I have received from my patients and all the Good that I have done with those I have cared for is insurmountable, and it's what keeps me going. I never exactly knew what nursing was before I began this journey. What I wanted to do was music, but that was not going to pay the bills. My aunt said to try nursing, since I couldn't pay myself through med school. I was a BSN with a pre med minor, but I dropped the minor after working as a student CNA and realized the difference between doctors and nurses, I then got myself into a minor in music=) Couldn't finish my minor since my BSN classes conflicted. I then joined as an Army Nurse after receiving my diploma. 2nd year into the Army, I was in Iraq. A life changing experience caring for those soldiers and innocent children with their wounds from suicide bombers. It's nice to know I was there to lend a caring hand, gaining an experience of a lifetime. I'm still in the Army, and still in nursing. I've traveled to 20+ countries while in Germany, and now the Army is sending me to FNP school full time while still receiving my salary (I worked as a pizza delivery boy to pay my BSN). The point of my story is "Quick Money" might just open doors to those who may never know of nursing and may even change their lives through its journey. Inside each and every one of us wants to do something good for the sake of others, for our fellow human beings. Those who do not have that- will eventually get weeded out and understand that this is more than just quick money.
- Sep 7, '10 by owlyhecate"Shining out of every bone in my body" ... I soooo feel that way. I will not miss work b/c I might miss something. I want to be there and be effective not b/c I want to be all important but, because I learn about fellow humans (for good and the bad) which makes me learn more about myself. I now have insights with pb&j sandwiches Sometimes I think its age coming on but most deff. it's the life path that choose me/ I chose it. Nursing isn't a job its a whole aura for me. You either hold the light of Flo inside or u don't. Hold ur head proud... We R Nurses!!!RARGH!!!!!!!lol
- Sep 8, '10 by itonlyhurtswhenilaffI agree, too many people think of it as a quick and easy career. which IT IS NOT! haha it is a labor intensive job, and i think for all the grinning and bearing with those people who are barely hanging on I think nurses should definately have a psych eval before hiring these new people who wanna be nurses. anyway good luck to you ! i know its a tough job, but you can get through it with a smile
- Sep 8, '10 by vegas2009Hey itonlyhurtswhenilaff..
I like your name! It reminds me of Shania Twain's song -- "It Only hurts when I breathe" (wow, I haven't heard that song for a while!)
By the way, what hurts when you laff??
- Sep 9, '10 by badphish***!!!!!!!!!!
If you are in Nursing for the Caring, then you are hurting your PROFESSION, we are here to heal, to educate, to stall death. You think Doctors tell everyone i'm doing 12 years of school cause i care. no Do your profession/career a favor and tell everyone all the awesum ways you make a difference in someones health care and not by holding their hand. I'v seen real Nursing it was watching a RN DC the vent and medicate the patient for their final voyage off the planet, she was compassionate, and skilled and professional.
This profession will NEVER get RESPECT or true COMPENSATION as long as we focus on the hand holding part of nursing, GIRLS!!, we must DEMONSTRATE to everyone our Critical THinking, Problem Solving work. we are professionals!!!!
I'm a paramedic as well, and we are NEVER asked by outsiders about our comforting of the dying and near dead they want to hear about our interventions.
AND if you think anyone joining NURSING is thinking about an EASY BUCK you are a ******* IDIOT. there is nothing EASY about nursing school, and easy money does not EQUAL WIPING ASS, otherwise every SNF pt would have 2 CNAs.
Do Your Nursing profession a SOLID and tell everyone all the Technical, Critical thinking, Scientific, Evidence Based things you do, and save the hand holding discussion for thanks giving day
Let's fight for Higher wages, better RN-Patient ratios, and Having RNs clearly IDed and lets get MORE respect from the MDs
also I didnt take becoming a RN lightly so dont sell your RN profession short. I went from Army Medic To Paramedic To RN and Transition program was a Year of Hell, If i wanted easy money I would have become a telemarketer