Frightened to Become a Nurse - page 2

I'm about to begin my 3rd year of nursing school to recieve my BSN. I've browsed through the forums here every so often and it's making me extremely anxious about going into nursing as a career. I... Read More

  1. by   Student411
    I also are only just about to begin studying nursing, though working in aged care for 3 years I've done the "nitty gritty". It may not be good management or you may not have the best co-workers, which all may make your job a little harder. You need to sit and think why you wanted to become a nurse in the first place. For me, it's the moment when somebody says thankyou or when you realise that to this person you are looking after you're not just their carer, you're a friend, to some people you are the only person who truly cares. When you know you have made a difference to somebodys life, is when you truly get the satisfaction that nursing can bring. That's what makes me want to do nursing. Shift work, hard days, in-tolerable co-workers and management are only a problem if you let them be. If you're there for your patients and you're truly "helping" them, why should the system matter??
  2. by   jahra
    Quote from TheCommuter
    If you have heard that there's job security in nursing, please do not believe it. Just ask the masses of unemployed nurses if there's any job security in nursing.
    For me, this this the new heartbreak for nurses. Our area has always been a depressed area for
    jobs in general. Nursing and the healthcare jobs were mostly secure positions and jobs were available.

    Now, whether a new nurse or an experience nurse, jobs are difficult to come by, let alone
    a secure position.

    Very sad to see things go this way in our area.