Quote from CapeCodMermaid
Maybe if nurses were valued as much as and paid as much as evn the worst NFL player.......
That's a whole 'nuther topic (and yet a valid one). Nurses will never make a pro sports salary. By "pro sports" I mean the big ones: football, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, baseball.
But, neither do most neurosurgeons and physicists. That's not the point of this post, however.
Nurses need to be taught how to be self aware long
before they are thrown to the wolves.
Sure, we all come out of nursing school with a vague idea of what we "like and don't like." But, it is a very rare person that comes out of any program of study having a fully focused grasp on who they are.
It takes a keen, objective, and learned eye to usher people into where they will be most happy, fulfilled, and effective within an organization. Unfortunately, what I see very often are players floundering around and miserable, and getting "stuck."
This goes far deeper than "I want to be in ER!" Or, "I want to work in OB!"
I don't know the solution, but looking at the Seahawk model, it is one that took a group of "OK athletes" that were cast-off's in the eyes of the many for varying reasons, and turned them into World Champions as a unit.
That's crazy. Crazy good.