Okay, so here's my story. I have B.S. in another field, and 3/4 of a masters degree. In my last year of college I worked as a home health aide, and I fell in love with healthcare and geriatrics. I was already so close to being done with my degree and already headed to grad school so I decided to suck it up and stick with my path. Well after a year of HATING grad school and still longing to be working with the elderly, I quit school and started taking pre-reqs for nursing school. Eventually, I want to be a geriatric NP (obviously once I get in clinicals my passion might shift, but this is the plan for now). I was so excited to finally be pursuing my passion, but then I logged on to allnurses.com...
No offense, but you all sound MISERABLE! Everyone just sounds so unhappy, not just with their workplace, but with the job in general. Aside from that those who don't hate their job are unemployed and can't find work. I KNOW I am supposed to be a nurse. I love people, and I truly want to help, but good grief is it worth it to put myself through nursing school, end up with a ton of debt, and be in a terrible career?
Please tell me you all just come here to vent, and it's not really as awful as it seems.
Last edit by Mrs. Sparkle Pants on Jan 24, '11