I want to be a nurse and one day I hope I will be. But sometimes it can be so discouraging when you have people telling you, you can't do it. They say you're dumb, unfocused and just doesn't have what it takes to be a nurse. I just don't get how cruel people can be sometimes.
So I was wondering if any of you had people put you down and and discourage you from doing something?
Apr 27, '13
I had a resident at the nursing home where I working during nursing school ask if I liked what I did (just to paint the picture here, I had helped her get in the bathroom while she had been having diarrhea). I said (tired, no social filter), it's ok, it's a job while I'm in nursing school. She said, oh honey, if you don't like the nursing home you won't make it as a nurse.
ETA: The patient was a retired nurse.
Last edit by Morainey on Apr 27, '13
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Apr 27, '13
Start right now to develop a thicker skin. If what other people say bothers you now, then yes, you might have a problem reaching your goal. Nursing is hard work, but if this is what you choose to do, then why are you concerned with what other's think? You will need a thick skin in both nursing school and in the workplace. Don't let anyone else take away your dream.
Last edit by applewhitern on Apr 27, '13
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