why does the nursing profession have a lot of drama? - page 2

Why is it in this profession, that there is a lot of drama going on? It seems like every week, something new pops...It is not like a regular 8 hour job where you can just go home and kick back...... Read More

  1. by   Bala Shark
    Quote from SBTLAWREN
    In most cases, the more women, the more drama/
    Yes, I think you are right..I am a man...I guess I cannot be a "drama queen."
  2. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from SBTLAWREN
    In most cases, the more women, the more drama/
    Oh brother. Here we go again.
  3. by   Medic2RN
    Quote from SBTLAWREN
    In most cases, the more women, the more drama/
    I beg to differ.......I've worked in a fire station. Soap operas cannot compete with those guys!
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Have you never had another job?

    There is drama in fast food, retail, warehouses....
    Maybe if you became a vet or something? Or a zookeeper then maybe you'd have no drama.

    If you work with people, you'll have drama. Period.
  5. by   angel337
    every profession has drama.
  6. by   Purdue_Nurse
    There was probably just as much drama if not more with my coworkers at the grocery store I worked at during college than in my nursing jobs! :chuckle
  7. by   bopps
    Nursing dramatic? Yah, probably because people are working with people to help people. People are dramatic. Welcome to the world:chuckle
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Nursing, like life, is pretty much whatever you make it. If you don't want drama, you don't have to be part of it........it's your choice.
  9. by   bellcollector
    Personally I have only worked at 3 jobs outside of nursing. My hubby has worked in construction, truck driving, factories, sales and now is a manager in sales. I never had any drama in any of my other jobs and neither has he. I think part of the problem is denial we as a whole tend to deny there is a problem in the nursing community when there very clearly is a problem in our profession. Another HUGE factor, I believe, is that a good many of us that went into nursing thought we were going into an honorable profession. Unfortunately we got there to find out that for a good many others it is just another job to B and moan about. Another factor for me anyway and most other honest nurses is that as women in the majority of this profession we like to gossip some guys do too. Even though we may have the best of intentions we all tend to get drawn into it. Sometimes I just think it is a release for all the stress. I often hear that one should not go to work to find friends but the fact of the matter is that working without forming relationships makes for a very boring work environment. So we form what we want to be relationships with people we can trust only to be disappointed when the drama starts. It is a vicious cycle. It probably is most everywhere but I don't think it is to the extent that it is in nursing again most likely do to the life and death stress of it all. The stress isn't just for pts life and death but our jobs and even licenses being on the line constantly, Ya gotta admit there is a lot of stress in what we do.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from SBTLAWREN
    In most cases, the more women, the more drama/
    Here we go, again... :stone
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Nursing, like life, is pretty much whatever you make it. If you don't want drama, you don't have to be part of it........it's your choice.
    Exactly.
  12. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Here we go, again... :stone
    :yeahthat:
  13. by   gerry79
    Just finished a 24 year military career and nursing seems tame if you dare to compare.

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