Quote from RainyDayParade22
Why do some people choose to help others in need? What made you want to become a nurse? Was it to help others? Or just for the money? I'm just curious to hear what different people have to say....
I wanted a job where I could help others in need. Healthcare is all that I've ever done. I wanted to do something that mattered.
At this time, well - I'm still proud to be a nurse but the reality of the job has tempered my 'new nurse bliss'. The day-to-day just burned it right out of me.
I work w/end doubles with an occasional 8 in the week.
I would never make it working a standard shift as a nurse. My morale would drop through the floor.
At this time, I'm just content to have a steady job that pays well.
In an ideal world, I'd nurse for free.
In the real world? I won't work for pennies. For all the hoops that we (in my facility) are required to jump - they'd damned well BETTER us pay well for our trouble!
I'm a new nurse/second careerist. Took a pay-cut to be a nurse.