Would you become a nurse today if you could do it over again? - page 6

Two career-advice questions (at end of this message)... Candid answers would be very welcome. BACKGROUND: I am a first-year nursing student in an RN ADN program. I have a master's degree in... Read More

  1. by   Mulan
    Quote from jmgrn65
    above quote is why i thought she was unhappy, and I don't disagree with what you are saying. I also have been in nursing long enough to nurses just sit around c/o to other nurses, that is not going to help the situation. Nurses need to become more proactive, but that is another topic.

    Yeah, they need to form a nationwide associaton, union, whatever you want to call it.

    How much power nurses would have and how much change could occur if only that would happen.

    Nurses could close the hospitals down. If every nurse in the nation were to strike and refuse to work for even 24 hours.

    What power nurses could have.

    If only.
  2. by   Shantas
    Quote from Mulan
    Yeah, they need to form a nationwide associaton, union, whatever you want to call it.

    How much power nurses would have and how much change could occur if only that would happen.

    Nurses could close the hospitals down. If every nurse in the nation were to strike and refuse to work for even 24 hours.

    What power nurses could have.

    If only.
    I am from Alberta, Canada. When I worked there we had only one union, its called UNA. It was actually great to have one union. When UNA went to strike, they had to close down most of the hospitals in the province and also I think they had to re-locate some of the seriously ill patients to the hospitals in the nearest province like BC.
    Here in the USA I think we should do the same. If we all belong to one union no hospital management will be able to break the laws.
  3. by   Alpha13
    All you guys saying no... what what you rather have been instead? Most other professions are also having problems nowadays (law, medicine, engineering, IT, any social science and high level teaching job, etc)
  4. by   Alois Wolf
    I'm not a nurse yet, but I just want to say that I really think that what had been mentioned about a national nurses union would be a beautiful idea... though I guess it would have to be voluntary. =\
  5. by   empress04
    I am a newly registered nurse in my country but i'm still reviewing for other exams. During my duties as a student nurse i saw that nursing is a very difficult job. But I felt that I really want to be a nurse even though it i difficult. The job is exciting and fulfilling.

    1. Yes
    2. It's up to you...
  6. by   scastillo1
    This is really depressing because I too have an MPH and working in the health insurance industry for years and swore I would not go back after staying home with my kids. Now I am enrolled to start a BSN program in the fall because I wanted something with versatility and where I could really impact people's lives. Don't burst my bubble yet!
  7. by   valkyria
    in a word, yes.
    i used to think that i would have done it alot sooner but had i gone right to nursing school out of high school i would not have had my terrible accident, not have a brain injury, not have looked out my hospital windows on the rehab floor(which had bars), and though, "if i could just walk outside in the sunshine, i would be truly happy." i certainly would have gone to nursing school before i met my violent exhusband, right? it is not that easy. all those experiences make me the nurse i am and the person i am so i cannot say that. i can say however, with certainty, that i am glad i am here now and there is nothing i would rather be or do. if i ever start to think,"oh no, i have to go to work tomorrow," then it is time to find another unit, department,hospital. how many people can say that? oh, i have a masters too-in education. it makes me well rounded. and it will do the same for you. post secondary education makes people see the world in broader terms.
    Last edit by valkyria on Mar 10, '08 : Reason: afterthought

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