This may be more of a rant or maybe a suggestion or a reminder, but hopefully it doesn't offend.
I am currently a CNA working full time+, going to nursing school, and raising 3 children. In my past life I managed very large construction projects in the commercial HVAC and plumbing industry. Shortly after the housing market plummeted, so did the commercial market, so here I am switching careers in my 30's. I was devastated when I was first laid off, but looking back now it's the best thing that could have happened. I'll soon have my RN and I love the healthcare field.
Here is my issue. So many nurses, mostly new nurses have such swelled egos. I get it. You just finished nursing school. You should be proud. Unfortunately, after trying to help new nurses at work, I've found that they become argumentative and exclaim, "I went to nursing school, I should know!". Now, I'm not telling them how to do their job. It's usually just reminding them to wear proper PPE per our hospital policy. I'm not nasty. I'm just looking out for them, because I know they are new.
The other issue I have is that some of them tell me that I won't make it and that it will be the hardest thing I've ever done. Some of this has to do with the fact that I have a pituitary tumor (not life-threatening) and look like I'm fresh out of high school! Listen. I'm not discrediting anyone here, but nursing school is not close to the hardest thing I've done and I believe before anyone tells someone that, they need to realize that not everyone had an easy upbringing. I won't go into detail, but I've been through enough that there is no schooling that will scare me. Now, I don't mind if they tell me it will be tough and are being helpful and offering assistance. It's just the nurses that tell me that I cannot do it and act as though I am beneath them. I'm old enough (technically) to be a father to a few of them haha.
Anway, I think my point is that anyone working in the medical field has a lot to be proud of, but this world does not move without every single person doing their part. You should thank your housekeeper, your garbage man, your plumber, and whomever else makes life easier for you. I respect everyone who wears blue (or whatever color your job makes you wear), I'm just looking for a little in return.