You're a nurse? How much do you make?

  1. 36 just sharing this here:

    somebody asked: "you're a nurse?" that's cool, i wanted to do that when i was a kid. how much do you make?"

    the nurse replied: "how much do i make?" ...

    i can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you're scared...

    i can make your child breathe when they stop...

    i can help your father survive a heart attack...

    i can make myself get up at 5am to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live...

    i work all day to save the lives of strangers...

    i make my family wait for dinner until i know your family member is taken care of...

    i make myself skip lunch so that i can make sure that everything i did for your wife today is charted...

    i make myself work weekends and holidays because people don't just get sick monday - friday. today, i might save your life.

    how much do i make?

    all i know is, i make a difference.
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 11, '14
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    brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,266; Likes: 16,112. You can follow brian on My Website

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  4. Visit  tnbutterfly} profile page
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    thanks. i really needed this after the day i've had.

    love this line......

    [font=lucida grande]how much do i make? all i know is, i make a difference.
    kdrose01, lindarn, brian, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  All4NursingRN} profile page
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    LOL this is nice, but then I'd get the feeling that they'd just roll their eyes and give me that ''really????" face? c'mon how much do you really??? make?

    Then I'd proceed to restate that entire paragraph over again.
    NursePencil, Nccity2002, lrobinson5, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  donsterRN} profile page
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    I think this is brilliant!
    annlewis and merlee like this.
  7. Visit  lrobinson5} profile page
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    Quote from All4NursingRN
    LOL this is nice, but then I'd get the feeling that they'd just roll their eyes and give me that ''really????" face? c'mon how much do you really??? make?

    Then I'd proceed to restate that entire paragraph over again.
    I could almost see the person rolling their eyes. Too true and funny!
    All4NursingRN likes this.
  8. Visit  purplechicxiii} profile page
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    Very heartwarming indeed! God bless all NURSES!
    NursePencil, Sheryl18, TeleNurse2010, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  ChristinP} profile page
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    I got this in an email last week.... how true!
  10. Visit  GitanoRN} profile page
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    Undoubtedly, this worth sharing...
  11. Visit  GrnTea} profile page
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    i'm with you all, but only to a point. the nursing profession has been held back, for centuries now, by the angel-of-mercy, sacrificing, unselfish stereotypes (you can see thetruthaboutnursing.com for more on that). sure, we do great work, but we do it because we are well-educated, serious professionals with a lot of responsibility, and this is how we choose to earn our salaries.

    it'd be perfectly ok with me if we could de-emphasize the soft-focus presentations and give the answer along the same lines as you'd get if you asked an engineer, a chemist, an architect, a teacher, a carpenter, or anyone else who works for a living. "i do pretty well with the overtime," or, "an experienced staff nurse can earn around $100,000 a year in some settings."
  12. Visit  That Guy} profile page
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    Quote from grntea

    it'd be perfectly ok with me if we could de-emphasize the soft-focus presentations and give the answer along the same lines as you'd get if you asked an engineer, a chemist, an architect, a teacher, a carpenter, or anyone else who works for a living. "i do pretty well with the overtime," or, "an experienced staff nurse can earn around $100,000 a year in some settings."
    they did do that. this kind of stuff spread all over facebook last year.
    macgirl likes this.
  13. Visit  khenders} profile page
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    This is a great answer to how much money do you make. No amount of money can replace the joy I feel when I help others.
  14. Visit  LovedRN} profile page
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    I am a RN and I make $0. (New grad).

    Volunteering @ free clinic: priceless.


    The word "Thank You" worths so much. It makes me fly in the sky for days.
  15. Visit  unplannedRN} profile page
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    This is very good, Brian....thanks for an upper.


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