Hello out there! I am currently finishing my MSN, but my focus has been in nursing education. I am young enough that I am not sure what I want to do, and have the time and money to get both the nursing and administration certificates at my school. I have an opportunity to start training to take over my current managers job. My question for you is, what is your reward as a manager? Currently I work in hospice, and it is a tough, stressful job. But my reward, what makes it all worthwhile, is the difference I make in patient's day to day lives. As an educator, my reward is the guidance and support I can give to aspiring nurses.
I have already spent time assisting my manager, and I am just having a hard time envisioning what makes dealing with all the crap managers deal with worth it. In my case, management will not be a pay raise (at least not initially). Thanks for your input and I hope I do not offend anyone.