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    Wow, it's really sad to see so many postings w/in this past week of people wanting to quit/get out of the nursing field. At this point, it makes me feel as if I'm "forcing" myself to go through RN school in the near future, just so I can have a "stable-job-that-I-really-don't like." My mom is a RN as well, and was disheartened when she found out nursing was less about true "bedside care" and more political than anything. Oh well, I am still going to pursue school to become a RN (although I know it will take me longer than 2 years...b/c of prereqs AND the lovely waiting lists/lottery systems in California (yet another, tangent to go off on). It's hard to BECOME a nurse let alone BE a nurse these days. Things need to change and I hope/pray they do! I hope these people find other fields w/in the RN field to work in. I myself, have chosen private duty, and have been fortunate enough to like it. As far as what the future holds for me, not sure yet. Hopefully something fulfilling! :spin: Good luck to all! LVN's AND RN's
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    I am going to school right now and sometimes the negative posts I read are very discouraging! However, I try to read more of the positive ones. I know there are issues in the nursing profession, but I try to distinguish between the everyday kind of grumbles and those by nurses who have become jaded...I don't want that negative attitude rubbing off on me!!! I am so excited to become a nurse...I want so much to help people and make a difference in someone's life and I hope I always feel that way!
    Goodluck to you...
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    If there was a forum for every profession you would read a lot of the same things you read here.

    Underpaid
    Unappreciated
    Overworked
    Understaffed

    The one thing I take from nursing, that you can't say for a lot of professions is:

    I make a difference. I protect, I comfort, I teach, I learn, we all grow.

    You can read frustration anywhere, anytime, but sense that between the lines we all fuss so much, because overall we do feel good about what we do.

    Best of luck in school,

    Tait
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    Well to make you feel a little better... I have been a nurse for 3, which is not that long to many, but i LOVE being a nurse. Of course I have had days that I come home crying, upset, angry, sometimes just ****** off, my feelings may be hurt by a co-worker, patient, doctor, whatever...... BUT, there are always those days that I get a rush, I learn something new everyday and know I have the potential to make a difference in someones life. The days that your patient or co-worker gave you a sincere "thank you". I remember these days. It's worth it!

    In the 3 years I have been a nurse I have learned so much, gotten to travel and even made a few friends I will never forget. Traveling was awesome!!

    There is so much to learn and so many different things you can do as a nurse, so many fields to explore!!!

    You can do this!!! Don't give up!!!

    there are many many more nurses out there who still have a positive attitude and love their jobs!!!
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    I wondering how many of these nurses have ever worked in another field? Having worked a desk job for nine years and being miserable for most of those years, I can't see how nursing can be any worse. I guess I'll find out if I ever get a job.
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    [quote=tait;3734641]if there was a forum for every profession you would read a lot of the same things you read here.

    underpaid
    unappreciated
    overworked
    understaffed

    the one thing i take from nursing, that you can't say for a lot of professions is:

    i make a difference. i protect, i comfort, i teach, i learn, we all grow.

    you can read frustration anywhere, anytime, but sense that between the lines we all fuss so much, because overall we do feel good about what we do.

    best of luck in school,

    tait[/quote]

    Quote from rdbakerrn
    well to make you feel a little better... i have been a nurse for 3, which is not that long to many, but i love being a nurse. of course i have had days that i come home crying, upset, angry, sometimes just ****** off, my feelings may be hurt by a co-worker, patient, doctor, whatever...... but, there are always those days that i get a rush, i learn something new everyday and know i have the potential to make a difference in someones life. the days that your patient or co-worker gave you a sincere "thank you". i remember these days. it's worth it!
    Quote from rdbakerrn

    in the 3 years i have been a nurse i have learned so much, gotten to travel and even made a few friends i will never forget. traveling was awesome!!

    there is so much to learn and so many different things you can do as a nurse, so many fields to explore!!!

    you can do this!!! don't give up!!!

    there are many many more nurses out there who still have a positive attitude and love their jobs!!!


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    this is exactly the kind of stuff i like to read!! thank you! i am not so niaeve as to think there isn't anything to complain about in nursing. despite what crap may be going on at someone's place of work...understaffed, patient overload, nasty co-workers...there is a difference between a nurse who doesn't care anymore and a nurse who still loves her job but realises it was just a bad day/week or whatever. job burn out can happen in any profession and i feel so bad for the nurses on here where nursing is no longer a passion for them. i know i have a lot to learn, but i hope nursing is something i am always passionate about.

    thanks again for the positive posts....:spin:


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