So, I'm a nursing student, but bear with me.
I am nervous and am wondering if I'm picking the "right" career. As a student, I have struggled with learning skills (d/t anxiety) and am having to retake a class. Hey, it happens, and some people need a second round to succeed. But that isn't what is worrying me. What is getting me scared is the fact that I hear so many new grads having a hard time finding jobs and seasoned nurses say how much they hate their profession. I work as a PCA at one hospital, so I have so relevant experience and I work as a sitter in another (still trying to apply for a PCA job there...don't know WHY I haven't gotten one). I see some unnecessary drama, but I feel that drama is everywhere, but...it seems to be amplified in the nursing profession, perhaps due to stress?
As a nurse, do you regret going into nursing? If your daughter told her that she wanted to be a nurse, would you discourage her? Why? What other field would you recommend for her to pursue?
If you love nursing, what field are you in? What is your favorite field of nursing? What is one you would tell new nurses to avoid like the plague?
And will this shortage of nursing jobs ever go away? Or will it always be hard for new grads to gain that golden one year of experience?