Is nursing as bad as some say???

  1. 0 i am currently working on getting into a nursing program. I have been so darn excited until i started reading some posts about how bad nursing is and how Obama Care will destroy the entire health field. Is all this really true? I know Obama Care isn't going to help anything and will affect nursing but will it completely destroy it? Is there something i am missing??? Is the nursing profession really like high school with all the drama? Basically I want to know that there are nurses who LOVE it and are proud to be called a nurse. Or is everyone upset that they chose this path???
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    From 'Texas'; Joined May '13; Posts: 42; Likes: 8.

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  4. Visit  mclennan} profile page
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    For starters, it's officially called 'The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,' not 'Obama Care.' That might very well be on your first test in nursing school, so don't blow it.
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  5. Visit  caughtbuckinoff} profile page
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    Simple answer, No.

    You make your own happiness in life. Every job presents with good days and bad days. If you want to be a nurse, be a nurse. You'll deal with unpleasant people, management, and policies no matter where you work. At least nursing offers a huge variety of options to move up into or to move laterally into. As a nurse, you will actually make a difference in people's lives. That is absolutely true and do not let anyone tell you any differently.

    As far as ObamaCare, well, we will have a new president soon and I'm sure he or she will implement their own changes that will have some people jumping for joy and other people moaning and groaning, just has Obama has done. That's the way it works.
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  6. Visit  Wile E Coyote} profile page
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    As stated, one makes their own happiness. We nurses, along with most adults in general, adapt slowly to change and uncertainty.
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    Well you knew what I was talking about didn't you? I'm not concerned with what it is called at the moment, I'm just curious about how its going to effect the profession.
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    Thank you. You are right. I was just feeling discouraged. Thanks again for the advice!!!
  9. Visit  MyUserName,RN} profile page
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    Nursing is hard work. I do not regret becoming a nurse though. I have been a nurse for 2 years now on a medsurg/tele floor and it is hard and there are days that I wonder why I chose to do this. Those are on bad days. I've learned so much on the floor that I am on and do enjoy being a nurse. But to say that it's always butterflies and rainbows and fulfilling would be lying to you. If you go into it with a realistic view ahead of you, you won't be as disappointed when you are in the real world after nursing school. Will it be tough? Yes. Will there be days that you feel defeated and beyond frustrated with all the demands? Most likely. Will there possibly be tough coworkers? Maybe. (But they can be in any profession) I've been lucky to have a wonderful team of coworkers which makes the day go by easier when you are in the trenches. The best thing I love most about nursing? There are so many different doors and opportunities. If you don't like one area, you have a multitude of options to expand and grow and do something new. I'm moving to home health soon and considering one day going into case management or utilization review which requires no direct patient care and will be good for me once I get older I think. You can specialize in anything, go into management/administration, case management, quality control, research, informatics/IS, sales. So many other options. If it's what you want to do, go for it. I came here before nursing school and during nursing school and also got very frustrated by the constant negativity about my chosen career, but now that I've been through it, I understand it, and mainly it's just a big vent session anyways. You probably will to. Good luck in school and for the future!
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    Quote from #scrubs
    Well you knew what I was talking about didn't you? I'm not concerned with what it is called at the moment, I'm just curious about how its going to effect the profession.
    I've misplaced my crystal ball, and I I don't know anyone who has a working one. But you make your own happiness in life, so if you want to be a nurse, be a nurse. As far as this snippy reply, you ought to be concerned with "What it's called at the moment." Asking about "Obamacare" has a certain connotation that implies you're not looking for objective information.
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    Quote from Ruby Vee

    I've misplaced my crystal ball, and I I don't know anyone who has a working one. But you make your own happiness in life, so if you want to be a nurse, be a nurse. As far as this snippy reply, you ought to be concerned with "What it's called at the moment." Asking about "Obamacare" has a certain connotation that implies you're not looking for objective information.
    Oh how I have missed you.
  12. Visit  RNperdiem} profile page
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    Part of making it as a nurse involves dealing with uncertainty. Except for change, who knows what the future brings?
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  13. Visit  RNsRWe} profile page
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    Quote from #scrubs
    Well you knew what I was talking about didn't you? I'm not concerned with what it is called at the moment, I'm just curious about how its going to effect the profession.
    This response, I hope, is not an indication of how you will react to nursing school's trials and tribulations. Please remember that when seeking helpful answers from people, it's generally best not to antagonize them instantly.

    As for your original question:
    While it clearly will not effect the profession, how it will affect the profession is up for debate, and has been discussed ad nauseum on these boards. You will find much information by clicking around this website.
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    I've misplaced my crystal ball, and I I don't know anyone who has a working one. But you make your own happiness in life, so if you want to be a nurse, be a nurse. As far as this snippy reply, you ought to be concerned with "What it's called at the moment." Asking about "Obamacare" has a certain connotation that implies you're not looking for objective information.
    Sorry if this sounded "snippy" that was not the purpose of this comment however i do not see how it has a connotation, nor do i understand how it implies that I am not looking for objective information. Again sorry for it sounding rude, It is called Obamacare on the news and everyone I talk to calls it that so for the purpose of the question I used that name as well. If you can explain to me how it sounds connotative and how it implies what I'm actually looking for then I'd appreciate it. Please don't take this comment in any bad way, I don't want to sound ignorant in the future so constructively criticize.
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    "This response, I hope, is not an indication of how you will react to nursing school's trials and tribulations. Please remember that when seeking helpful answers from people, it's generally best not to antagonize them instantly.

    As for your original question:
    While it clearly will not effect the profession, how it will affect the profession is up for debate, and has been discussed ad nauseum on these boards. You will find much "information by clicking around this website."

    As stated this comment was not meant to sound rude in any way. I am very sorry it came out like that. And I know God will help me through the trials and tribulations I will face in nursing school and as a nurse in general. I was feeling very discouraged while reading so many stories of how nursing is just terrible, i just want to make sure that the way I perceive nursing to be isn't entirely wrong.


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