Attention All Nurses....

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    What do you, personally, contribute to nursing?!!

    I am contemplating a career change from corporate america to nursing and one of the main reasons is, I feel this need and desire to make a difference even if in the life of just one person. I feel my current career is all about simply helping the corner office executives make a buck, and that my career - and thus a large part of my life has no meaning. So I am asking you help me by answering - what is it as a nurse, that you contribute?!

    Thanks in advance
  2. 45 Comments so far...

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    I'm pretty much doing the same thing you are- just in a hospital setting.
    Savvy20RN, RNnbakes, Dazglue, and 18 others like this.
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    Quote from combsj25
    What do you, personally, contribute to nursing?!!

    I am contemplating a career change from corporate america to nursing and one of the main reasons is, I feel this need and desire to make a difference even if in the life of just one person. I feel my current career is all about simply helping the corner office executives make a buck, and that my career - and thus a large part of my life has no meaning. So I am asking you help me by answering - what is it as a nurse, that you contribute?!

    Thanks in advance
    If I had a job in corporate america I'd keep it.

    You could always become a Big Sister.
    RNnbakes, anotherone, elprup, and 6 others like this.
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    Do a search op on allnurses. I have a feeling you may not hear what you want today .
    anotherone, elprup, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
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    I wipe butts, i fetch ice chips, clean up sputum and get treated like crud and put up with it all.
    that is what i contribute.
    Luckyyou, anotherone, One1, and 3 others like this.
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    Keep your day job, save the tuition $, and find a way to significantly contribute to the world. Be a Big Sister/Brother. Tutor in an adult literacy program. It's really hard to practice nursing these days and be able to feel that you're contributing to anyone's betterment.
    RNnbakes, anotherone, elprup, and 3 others like this.
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    You need to decide for yourself what gives you purpose. Meaning in life is not just derived from one's job you can impact the world on so many levels. Best of luck.
    anotherone, jtmarcy12, asantewaa13, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from Orange Tree
    I'm pretty much doing the same thing you are- just in a hospital setting.
    Yup OP, you will really just still be helping the guys in the corner office make a buck - You will often feel you cannot help people simply because the guys in the corner office will prevent you from helping people. And often you'll probably feel that a part of your life has no meaning because of this. And all of this wonderfulness only if you find work once you graduate.
    anotherone, elprup, HouTx, and 3 others like this.
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    Sometimes I do help the patient make the transition from a critically injured patient to an alive, talking person ready for a transfer to the floor. This brings real satisfaction.
    I have to honest. Hospitals ARE corporate America. I have been in nursing long enough to see the "corporate" attitude harden and become deeply entrenched over time.
    anotherone, jtmarcy12, applewhitern, and 4 others like this.
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    I do damage control. and put out fires.


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