I'm not getting much encouragement! - page 2
I just started as a unit sec. on an ICU unit and so far everyone I have met in the unit has told me NOT to go into nursing! :( One of the physicians told me that if I do go into nursing, not to stop... Read More
Jul 12, '02Amy,
Don't let them get you down. I'm going to be a first semester nursing student in the Fall also. And I've also heard all the negative aspects of nursing. In my opinion, most of these people don't even belong in this profession. They're miserable because they don't have a passion for nursing... . Yeah, I know nursing school is going to be extremely challenging and only the BEST survive!!!! And once we become nurses, it's going to be even harder. It's going to be stressful, time consuming and hectic. But you know what.....I'm looking forward to every minute of it.
Jul 12, '02I was almost so tempted not to post anything because EVERYONE here offered some really great advice and wisdom I have posted it myself for the times I get discourage. I almost dropped out of school a few semesters back because of the very same thing. A lot of nurses was like you are young why do you want to be a nurse. There are so many other things out there that you can do besides be a nurse, you have so many doors open for you that has never been opened before. I said yes I know, I did not come into this totally blind. I carefully researched everything I was interested in and nursing was the area I was MOST interested in. Sure other fields look great because of the pay but it was NOT something that I felt totally comfortable with or totally interested in. I thought if I went into it then it would be ONLY for the money so that is why I stayed away from other areas.
Back in January of this year when I was starting my second semester of my junior year I was at the welcome ceremony for the sophomores and I was there helping everyone welcome the sophomores, the nursing dean of my school said something I will never foget and I am going to share it with you, She said, "What ever you do when you see someone who's no longer has the passion for what they do and their fire is no longer burning like before do NOT let their passion and fire burn your passion and fire as well. If you truly know this is what you want to do then don't you dare let anyone else's burnt out fire burn yours out as well."
When I was there listening to that It was at the time I needed it the most. I was seriously thinking about quitting at that time. I am so glad I didn't quit. If you feel this is what you want to do then continue doing what you are doing. Sometimes some things were not meant for some people while for others it was truly meant for them.
Jul 14, '02"What ever you do when you see someone who's no longer has the passion for what they do and their fire is no longer burning like before do NOT let their passion and fire burn your passion and fire as well. If you truly know this is what you want to do then don't you dare let anyone else's burnt out fire burn yours out as well."
Hey Tonya, thanks for sharing those words 'o wisdom. Very needed!
Thanks everyone for the support/advice. I still feel a bit raked over the coals whenever I go to work, but I think questioning my determination to be a nurse is a good thing. It makes me want it even more, ya know?
Good luck to you guys!