Ok, I'm trying to think how to phrase this correctly. I come to this bb all the time, and so do a lot of my peers (peers = student nurses). A lot of time there is overwhelming negativity in the general nursing discussion board and on the would you recommend nursing as a career board. I have told myself that this is a safe place for nurses to vent their frustrations and that nursing isn't actually as miserable as they sometimes portray it to be. After all, then why are they still nurses? And each profession has its good points and its bad points.
My question is: does this sort of negativity deter you from your goal of being a nurse? Be honest... it has made me think twice. Not because I don't want to be a nurse and work hard, but because I don't really want to work with miserable people... you know what they say. Misery loves company. I know I want to be a nurse. If someone was thinking they wanted to be a nurse and came to this bb to check it out, I wonder if he or she would still be thinking about it afterwards.
Anyway, not to be long-winded but I would really like to hear the effects of such negative postings on the bb and attitudes of our preceptors have on student nurses.
Thanks in advance
[ May 23, 2001: Message edited by: MsPurp ]