Hello....

  1. Hello all.

    Just wanted to say hello. I'm a male...in Illinois, thinking about going into nursing. I'm 37, currently in IT and not very happy about it. So I'm thinking about changing.

    I see a lot of negative/complaint posts, which is about enough to scare me away forever.

    Going to try and make sense of all this.......
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome.

    Nursing is a stressful, tough, and demanding and there are some toxic schools and environments.

    However, we come here to vent about our problems and concerns so the messages are skewed to the negative. Keep that in mind as you are reading because it's not all that bad.

    Good luck!
  4. by   The_ram552
    Sometimes you'll never know until go through it and find out for yourself. Goodluck!
  5. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from Tweety
    Welcome.

    Nursing is a stressful, tough, and demanding and there are some toxic schools and environments.

    However, we come here to vent about our problems and concerns so the messages are skewed to the negative. Keep that in mind as you are reading because it's not all that bad.

    Good luck!
    Ah...good to keep in mind. I suppose that could be said of a great number of fields.

    Thanks for the tip!
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Yes, we are guilty of complaining, but I think this is true of any profession. Don't let the negative discourage you. As Tweety said, we frequently use this forum as a venting place. Nursing is a wonderful profession with many choices.

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