hey! i'm not a nurse just yet, but god willing i will some day be one. i begin college in august and one of my majors is nursing, the other one marine science.
to make a long story about my past short.. i'll just say i've had my share of illness, and have spent time in the psych ward and er. my perception of er nurses is grim, and my memories from the psych ward are, obviously, very bleek. i've witnessed psych technicians and nurses badger patients, myself included. i've seen very rude and mean nurses... along with those that were not so competant. now i do realize that being in a stressful situation like that can produce some.. odd moments you could say. but... there is still no need for meaness from a nurse, a person who is supposed to take care of you.
now that said, i know being an er or psych nurse is not for me.. it wouldn't be wise for me to travel down memory lane while caring for the mental state of others and still follow protacol and procedure. in fact, i wish to specialize in pediatric oncology. i guess what i'm asking is.... how can i move past my bad experiences with nurses in order to complete nursing school and become a good nurse?
i know nursing is what i want to do... it's in me, and i'm capable of doing it. it's just getting past the mental road block
also, i have bi-polar disorder (hints the psych visits). how can i manage this stressful, to say the least, illness in college and on the job...... when proper sleep and routine is necessary for me to remain emotionally stable?