Survey: Have you ever encouraged anyone to go into nursing? - page 3

Here are the results of last months survey question Have you ever encouraged anyone to go into nursing? : Please feel free to read and post any comments that you have right here in this... Read More

  1. by   dawngloves
    Just last week I told my hairdresser and the woman waxing my eyebrows to do it. They have the people skills and some of the anatomy down already!
  2. by   Alley Cat
    Originally posted by RNConnieF
    Yes,
    My son's girlfriend is considering nursing. After talking to her I told her how great nursing is. I am trying to talk my daughter into nursing, she plans on going to med school. I don't think it will work though, she's been saying she wants to be a doctor since she was 4 years old. If I see someone who I think would be a great nurse I always tell them. We need more good nurses.
    Hey, I made up my mind to be a nurse when I was 4! Lots of ups and downs, but the trip has been worth it, have been an RN for 20 years now. I try to present a good example for students, co-workers, families; just never know who might be considering nursing an option. My daughters don't know for sure what they want to do, but they are aware of the positives and the negatives (long hours, weekends, holidays). Of course, they're only 9 and 5--who knows? I will not discourage them from nursing if they choose it, as I've heard so many of my coworkers do. That's sad!
  3. by   Alley Cat
    Originally posted by RNConnieF
    Yes,
    My son's girlfriend is considering nursing. After talking to her I told her how great nursing is. I am trying to talk my daughter into nursing, she plans on going to med school. I don't think it will work though, she's been saying she wants to be a doctor since she was 4 years old. If I see someone who I think would be a great nurse I always tell them. We need more good nurses.
    Hey, I made up my mind to be a nurse when I was 4! Lots of ups and downs, but the trip has been worth it, have been an RN for 20 years now. I try to present a good example for students, co-workers, families; just never know who might be considering nursing an option. My daughters don't know for sure what they want to do, but they are aware of the positives and the negatives (long hours, weekends, holidays). Of course, they're only 9 and 5--who knows? I will not discourage them from nursing if they choose it, as I've heard so many of my coworkers do. That's sad!
  4. by   prn nurse
    No. And never will. With all the career options open to young people, why choose nursing? Why work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays? Why give up on a life?

    The demand is so high in all occupations now, why not choose something that you can be in a groove with the majority of the people of the world?

    Why expose yourself to all the viral, etc diseases of mankind?

    Reading this BB, how many of these nurses have had a conversation with a professional besides a nurse in the last month. ? Who has any recent experience with literature, law, politics, fashion?

    Our profession simply does not lend itself to a well rounded, informed individual. Most nurses are terribly dull.

    Witness the intellectual deterioration of most threads....they start out pretty good and rapidly capsize into banality and locker room topics.
  5. by   sjoe
    Over 10 years or so ago I used to encourage people to go into it. Since about 1993, when I saw what was happening to health care and, specifically, to nurses, I stopped.
  6. by   RNFROG3
    Yes, Yes ,Yes .... please think about it , come to work with me one night, and if it still feels right join the ranks. There is nothing finer than mentoring a new grad and seeing them grow and flourish!
  7. by   Ted
    Indirectly, I guess.

    My wife is seriously thinking about going into nursing. This week, She has two different interviews for two different nursing college programs.

    I just recently found out about her plans. I was, to be quite honest, very surprised! She said that she's been thinking about this decision for the past two years; she regrets not starting two years ago. Go figure!

    There are a number of reasons for her decision to go into nursing. She's been working in the healthcare industry on and off for about 20 years. First as a nursing assistant, then a quasi medical assistant, and now a medical biller and medical transcriptionist. She says that she is aware of the "risks and benefits" of the nursing profession, and feels that, overall, the nursing profession will offer her the widest opportunities for personal and professional growth. . . and money.


    Ted
  8. by   nightingale
    Ted:

    Amy will make a wonderful nurse. She is a very nurturing person and certainly smart enough!

    I have encouraged people who have shown the interest and the qualities. I love nursing. I agree with the other poster about the work being very challenging; it can eat you up and spit you out. It is important, to me, to keep my options open and my direction focused on where I want to be and where I should be headed in my career to keep it all in a positive light.

    B.
  9. by   Lacey
    Just thught I would add my 2 cents! I have enjoyed reading all these wonderful responses. I think hospital nursing has changed for the best and this nursing shortage has opened up more opportunities. When I hear an RN complaining, I think "Get up and Move!" Now we have so many choices! Agency, travel, 3-twelves, weekend onlys, etc. Work is available throughout the USA and abroad. Not too many other professions offer this flexibility.
  10. by   renerian
    Yes Brian,,my son.
  11. by   doobiedo
    Encourage someone no I will not. However will not discourage someone (as I don't like being discuraged from something I want to do). It has afforded me flexibility to work when and where I want. However I do let them know that weekends and holidays and many times swing shifts is part of the picture as are missed weddings, parties, funerals etc.....something that for some reason new grads I have worked with seem to be very surprised about and have left the profession because of it...shame they wasted good money!

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