Top 8 things I hate about being a nurse - page 2

Wondering why I chose eight? Each entry represents the standard eight hours nurses like me spend in one shift. Standard, eh? I frankly used the number because I need one; otherwise if I add up all... Read More

  1. by   Victoria rock
    u did a great job,peng kudos!!!
  2. by   pedicurn
    so true peng. Thankyou
  3. by   nursezest
    I can so relate! Most especially on the urine output! I keep holding the urge to urinate as I am an OR nurse. It sucks but hey, I love the OR theatre
  4. by   Vesuvian
    Nursing is a vocation! Written from the heart. love it! x
  5. by   missanxious
    i admire your passion as a nurse!
  6. by   Chiggysmom
    All the reasons you cited as why you hate nursing are all the same reasons I would NEVER encourage anyone to become a nurse! I am so thankful my daughter didn't become a nurse, I know she would be hating her life right now if she had done so (she became dental hygienist).
  7. by   julieanneb
    Quote from Chiggysmom
    All the reasons you cited as why you hate nursing are all the same reasons I would NEVER encourage anyone to become a nurse! I am so thankful my daughter didn't become a nurse, I know she would be hating her life right now if she had done so (she became dental hygienist).
    I have 2 E.r. docs that live on my street(I am not rich,far from it,I live in a 700sq.ft apartment in the back of an olllllllllllld beach house,I have a disabilty,I work 30 hours and am going from middle class to poor d/t health,call off' doc appts.,you get the pic) Both of said E.r. docs have 2 lovely youg daughters,both sid E.R. docs asked me how I like nursing...I replied "Would you encourage your beautiful daughters to go into nursing?" Both docs replied "Oh my lord,no way!" Perfect huh?
  8. by   julieanneb
    sorry for my typos,my hands often times flutter around,but hey,I try.....
  9. by   CapricaNurse
    Hummm. Is there a "Venting" section? Think my message would fit there best. God Bless all who serve others.
    Last edit by CapricaNurse on Nov 23, '11
  10. by   munch666nath
    In india the salary for a nurse is 1500 indian rs per month.if it is converted into dollers it will be 20 usd per month .the patient nurse ratio in a icu is 6:1 which 3 patients will be ventilator patients.
  11. by   kcmylorn
    Thank you for theGreat post - I think it's interesting that no matter where a nurse practices, the problems with the profession are all the same. (The lack of respect for the nurse from patients and employers).
  12. by   Chiggysmom
    Quote from munch666nath
    In india the salary for a nurse is 1500 indian rs per month.if it is converted into dollers it will be 20 usd per month .the patient nurse ratio in a icu is 6:1 which 3 patients will be ventilator patients.
    [FONT=arial black]OMG! So is this adequate money to even remotely live on in India? How awful.
  13. by   juschillin
    Yay for your #4 on the Pros of Nursing list of 8 ... that has been one of the little things, yes, that have brightened those long shifts. I remember sometimes I'd be lucky enough to get to leave the floor to take the patient downstairs in the wheelchair, out the door, and help them into their car. Hey! They came out alive! We didn't kill them! Good luck to you where ever you are. Too bad about that cap though! haha.

    --JC

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