No need to be upset at the truth! Change careers - page 15

One thing that has baffled me on this website is individuals always are up in arms when the truth is, if you have no passion for the profession you need to make life decisions for yourself. Most individuals come on allnurses.com... Read More

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    Quote from griffinchet
    Wow, I've read through the comments and they are as predictable as I expected. I see 95% of the responses are so delusional in their purpose within nursing, it's ridiculous.
    So I take it you are not a psych nurse.....people are being honest, not delusional.
    Not sure who peed in your cheerios, but I like what I do. Doesn't matter for whom or where one works, it is not all rainbows and unicorns. The best thing you could do for yourself, regardless of profession, is to develop a good character. THAT is what people are remembered for--
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    I think the problem is that when folks come on here to vent about lazy nurses or uncaring nurses is the fact that those nurses aren't here!!

    So obviously nurses here are thinking, "what?! I care!"

    I truly believe that those who really care enough to find a place to vent, learn and contribute experiences and advice to others are not the ones that don't care!

    We are here because we care!

    And we all can vent and we all don't have to agree.

    What blew my mind was reading MA's trying to convince us they practice medicine and students or pre-students trying to tell nurses how to feel.

    And then, here we are, talking about "the right reasons" and here blows in someone bragging about their 4.0 and how ignorant she thinks everyone else is.

    Okay, I guess I tried to keep my composure for too long and blew it!

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    Wow...ok. sorry if I feel frustration. I earn my grades, while working night shift full time, and raising three kids....i absolutely feel frustration, hearing people whine about how they could barely pull a C, or that a class is too hard. I think there must be many here who feel my frustration, or even agree with it.

    I am sorry you are not one of them...not everyone has to agree with me. It seems like it has long time since you have been in school, surrounded by teenagers, older adults, yes idiots and geniuses alike. My point, not every nurse or new nurse is like the snarky cna you mentioned in your previous post.

    I am humble, i have a drive to learn and succeed, and it sucks to have "real" nurses put me down
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    Quote from griffinchet
    I would like to place this thought into prospective, as this conversation is interestingly diverse.
    Would you rather be served by an individual who loved what he/she was doing or by an individual who simply was working to make a paycheck?
    The actual time spent with any nurse is so minimal for most hospitalizations knowing who was who is impossible, especially when you're trying to decipher non-verbal communication. Most of our staff nurses don't pull up a chair and begin to pour their heart out to the patient who is admitted for 2 or 3 days. I'd be happy with anyone who brought me my pain pill or a fresh glass of juice within a 15 minute time frame.

    Quote from griffinchet
    Wow, I've read through the comments and they are as predictable as I expected. I see 95% of the responses are so delusional in their purpose within nursing, it's ridiculous.
    This is a good example of why it can take more than a couple of minutes of interaction with someone to find out what really makes them tick.
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    Quote from sydzmommy
    I am humble, i have a drive to learn and succeed, and it sucks to have "real" nurses put me down
    Imagine how it feels to be a REAL nurse being told by a bunch of students and pre-students that you aren't grateful enough to have a job and need to just quit if you don't have the requisite amount of passion and a statement on parchment from the Great St. Florence calling you to the craft of nursing. On a board for nurses. Because we mustn't just keep our every negative thought to ourselves over the 14 hours of our shift without a break or lunch, we also mustn't discourage anyone that wants to become a nurse and mustn't ever complain about how wonderful it is to be yelled at by family members and management. And to top it off, we're told that we're all stupid because a physician in a computer charting class said so. But we mustn't dare complain about that, as well, if a physician said it, it must be true. But don't complain! If you really really love it, you won't complain! Because St. Flo called me to duty, and I must be ever compassionate!!

    Isn't it time to cue the NETY Brigade?
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    Quote from wooh
    Imagine how it feels to be a REAL nurse being told by a bunch of students and pre-students that you aren't grateful enough to have a job and need to just quit if you don't have the requisite amount of passion and a statement on parchment from the Great St. Florence calling you to the craft of nursing. On a board for nurses. Because we mustn't just keep our every negative thought to ourselves over the 14 hours of our shift without a break or lunch, we also mustn't discourage anyone that wants to become a nurse and mustn't ever complain about how wonderful it is to be yelled at by family members and management. And to top it off, we're told that we're all stupid because a physician in a computer charting class said so. But we mustn't dare complain about that, as well, if a physician said it, it must be true. But don't complain! If you really really love it, you won't complain! Because St. Flo called me to duty, and I must be ever compassionate!!

    Isn't it time to cue the NETY Brigade?
    Respectfully, i never once spoke negatively of hard working nurses.

    The original post was referencing new or prospective recruits who enter the field with only $$$ on their mind and no "passion" for nursing. I explained in my posts, why i agree, and gave examples of why i find being a prospective nurse or student discouraging. In fact, I stated multiple times that admire and respect nurses, and those in the healthcare field in general. Again, we were talking originally about people entering the field, not those who are there, so i found my post relevant.

    So is it wrong for me to agree with the OP? Furthermore is it wrong of me to be darned proud that i should be able to get into a merit based program based on my performance? If so that I am guilty as charged
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    I am not sure where the "I am in nursing for the paycheck" thought process comes from. If I wanted to make tons of money, i'd get implants instead of an education, get myself a much older sugar daddy, and take care of him for far more funds than one will make in nursing......In all seriousness, I think some get into nursing thinking it is one thing, then getting another (<---much like my fictional sugar daddy), become bitter quickly when it is much more than it seems (<---again, see the comparisons??) and don't get the recognition and accolades that they assume they deserve. (<----which seems like what your posts are getting at, that you deserve accolades cause gosh, darn it, you have a burning PASSION for your job, and you are amongst money driven minions.....) Develop a strong character. Do what you do with professionalism. You can't control other's behaviors, only your reaction to them. They are not handing out marble sculptures of nurse extraordinaires anytime soon, although I bet you could commission one with your "large amounts of money" you are making......or you could commission to be sainted......
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    Quote from sydzmommy

    Respectfully, i never once spoke negatively of hard working nurses.

    The original post was referencing new or prospective recruits who enter the field with only $$$ on their mind and no "passion" for nursing. I explained in my posts, why i agree, and gave examples of why i find being a prospective nurse or student discouraging. In fact, I stated multiple times that admire and respect nurses, and those in the healthcare field in general. Again, we were talking originally about people entering the field, not those who are there, so i found my post relevant.

    So is it wrong for me to agree with the OP? Furthermore is it wrong of me to be darned proud that i should be able to get into a merit based program based on my performance? If so that I am guilty as charged
    I think this is a separate issue. The OP was referring to working nurses.

    That being said, what you spoke of in your first post is something I struggle with quite often. It's probably the reason you'll find me with a bit of a "snarky" attitude in the student forum quite often. When you love something, it's hard to watch it being bastardized.
    The only thing I can liken it is to loving a little known singer/band for years, knowing their every song by heart, and being one of the few loyal fans. Then the band gets a major record deal, they're song is played on the radio every 2 seconds, and everyone around you is their "biggest fan."
    The difference is, elitism aside, a musical group can have unlimited fans. There are only so many nursing jobs, and the quality of working conditions is only brought DOWN by nursing being the latest Justin Bieber. Does it drive me absolutely insane that I'm going to have to compete with jobs with someone who fast-tracked themselves into a nursing program via ITT Tech because they heard a commercial about how many amazing paying jobs are out there? A little. Does it drive me insane when said students fail out of ITT Tech, transfer to West Coast, finally pass, fail the NCLEX 25 times before passing, and then get into the same job pool? Heck freaking yes.
    I don't care if it's irrational. I'm not throwing rotten vegetables at C students in the halls, burning down for-profit schools, or telling every pre-nursing student on AN to pick a different career. I'm just silently stewing and hoping I can catapult myself over the less than stellar competition and find a job with great staff.

    /rant
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    Note:

    Many posts have been removed for derailing this thread.

    Will close for a cooling off.

    Name-calling and divisive posts will not be tolerated if this thread is re-opened.
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