I just don't get it. I've gone through 2 years of prereqs and was accepted into my school's BSN program. (I start this fall.) For some reason, everyone keeps questioning me on why I want to be a nurse and telling me that I should find a job that's "more respectable." Has anyone else been through the same thing? Sorry, just needed to vent.
Jul 3, '04
These people most likely have a limited view of nursing as glorified butt-wiping and (I'm venturing a guess here ...) are probably pursuing other more "dignified" fields in which no one dies, cries, bleeds or has pain.
I've run into this attitude myself. It's not pleasant, and you have the option of getting up on your soapbox and giving them a (justified) speech about how you hope you get to see it when someday, inevitably, they themselves become ill and need medical care. :angryfire Or you can try to let it roll off you, because it's very, very unlikely that anything you say will change their mind.
Congratulations on finishing your pre-reqs! You're about to start on a life-changing journey. Best of luck to you!
Last edit by Altra on Jul 3, '04
Jul 4, '04
Toxic friends....kick them to the curb. Everyone I know is all in awe of the fact I got accepted to nursing school. My dad is constantly bragging to all of his friends and coworkers about his daughter who is about to start nursing school. I always get, "Wow, you must be really smart, huh?" LOL. I am thinking, no not really, but it feels good to know that others around me see and know it is hard work and not some "glorified butt wiper" job. I have not come across anyone who says nursing isn't a respectable job, ever. If I do, I might tear them a new you know what:chuckle Keep doing what you are doing. It's YOUR life, not theirs. At the end of day you'll be able to say, I made a difference in someone's life today, even if it was small. What will they be able to say about their jobs?
Last edit by Truly_Blessed on Jul 4, '04