Do you enjoy nursing?

  1. On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning you hate nursing, and 10 meaning you love nursing, rate your level of enjoyment of your nursing job.
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  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from mikethern
    On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning you hate nursing, and 10 meaning you love nursing, rate your level of enjoyment of your nursing job.
    I'd have to say a 10 for job security, job satisfaction and salary. I know some of your are thinking "is she crazy or what"? I can't imagine doing anything else and I think I have good salary but take in consideration that I've been doing this for near to 33 years. Now you may be thinking...she's senile!

    Do I enjoy going to work everyday? No, I wish I could go back to being PRN but I can't working in medical imaging. But I do like my job. Had you asked me 2 years ago when I was still working the floor I would be telling a different story. More like 10 for job security, 3 for job satisfaction and 7 for salary.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Dec 23, '07
  4. by   nurturing_angel
    I enjoy my job now that I am back on an OB unit. I would rate it at maybe an 8. I would rate it higher except for the fact that my chronic health problems make working full time nights difficult sometimes. But retirement looms in the far future and I keep marching on. When I feel good I would have to say I love my job!!!!!!!!!!!



  5. by   sharlynn
    I'd have to say 9.5. Of course, not every day is perfect, but in general, I'm very happy with nursing!
  6. by   bill4745
    10 on most days.
  7. by   suanna
    I think 3. I've had root canals with less than adequate anesthesia so I sure nursing isn't a 1. 2 seems too close to 1 - so it's got to be 3 for me.
  8. by   SteveNNP
    I'll give it a 9. The days are few and far between when I leave work feeling like I haven't made a difference. Making a difference lets you forget the aching muscles, nagging families and management's latest hoop to jump through....
  9. by   paris2
    10 for me. I l love and live for my job.
  10. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from mikethern
    On a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 meaning you hate nursing, and 10 meaning you love nursing, rate your level of enjoyment of your nursing job.
    :chuckle


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    If I answer 10, do I get a prescription for ativan?
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  11. by   nursemary9
    I'll give it a 9.
  12. by   showbizrn




    10!!! YEAH!!!!!

    Last edit by showbizrn on Dec 23, '07
  13. by   nurseinlimbo
    If I could do it the way that I wanted to, with less weekends and nights and not having to get called on my days off all the time, I'd give it a 8.5, but because I work OT almost every week, don't get OT pay for it, get guilted into shifts that I don't want and miss alot of family events (or go on no sleep) I'd have to say it's more like a 4.5.
    It's not the bill of goods they sold us in school, that's for sure.
  14. by   endy

    well for me ill say i love wat i do and thats being a nurse.thats a quick 9.5 altough its not so easy but all things been equal ill keep striving with God by ma side

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