This is a vent, and I want to know if you all go through this too.
I was sitting in class a few weeks ago when one of the other students decided nursing wasn't for her, she was giving up her spot in the program. So, this girl chimes in that she doesn't blame her. She then proceeds to absolutely bash being a nurse. She's going into the PA program and her reasoning for not going the RN route was that she didn't have to do any of the gross stuff then. :angryfire This has been perculating for a few weeks now. It really irritated me. She carried on and on about all the things I'd be doing that she wouldn't have to. I thought it was childish. WHAT THE CR@P! I find that so irritating and RUDE.
I am beginning to see a pattern though. People are either thrilled for you (until they find out your "only" going for the ADN) or you get the big fat "why". Well, quite frankly...because...I want to spend more then 5 minutes with a patient and be the one who does the gross stuff in a way that makes them feel less embarrassed or humiliated. I want to be the one to stand up for these people when no one else will. Ya know! What kills me the most is that this girl seriously thought she'd never encounter anything "gross". I swear!
Why don't nurses get any respect? When I win the lottery
I am going to do an ad campaign promoting what makes nurses so special. Then, the whole world will respect us!
But really, I am so sick of people saying "what do you wanna do THAT for".
Thanks for the rant.