Nurses Rock At All Stages In The Circle Of Life - page 2

With more than 3 million registered nurses (RNs) and more than 750,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in the United States, nurses are the perpetual glue of the healthcare system. Do not allow anyone to tell you that you are... Read More

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    Awesome, this is exactly why I am pursuing a nursing degree! I love it! Thank you!
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    Unfortunately, they are not considered important enough to be adequately compensated.
    Last week I interviewed for a job; it is part-time/on-call, with no benefits, at $28 per hour.
    This week I had another interview, also part-time/on-call at $26 per hour.

    In 1979, I was making $22 per hour. Salaries have not kept up with inflation.

    This is really a shame, where teachers, firemen, policemen, nurses are paid so little to do such important work, when CEOs of some companies are making tens of thousands of dollars per hour.
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    Quote from SirRomeoRN
    Excellent and outstanding post by the Commuter.This has really inspired me,and as an RN feel proud to be a nurse,and a privilege to belong to that elite cadre of nursing.I have never felt less,or ashamed to be an RN,as some others have felt.On the contrary,I have felt more dedicated and committed to not only my nursing profession,but also to all my patients,other people under my care,friends and family.No doubt about it,if it wasn't for most of the loving and caring nurses out there, including the LPN's,along with the military nurses, helping to protect,and serving on the front lines,the world would never be the same without them.And if some people are just too plain ignorant to understand,support,or ridicule our profession, including other people with other titles,who are usually not very sensitive, and caring to other people's needs,especially the nurses,then I feel totally sorry for them.After all,it's their loss not ours.Thanks for sharing this great post.Nurses totally rock, period!
    I love the responses, and thanks The Commuter and Sir RomeoRN you hit he nail in the head!!! I like that we have a Nurses Rock Category. Despite our challenges, and wage freezes (even though we have our lovely nursing brothers, this is a female dominated profession, maybe we can start a Lily Leadbetter Lawsuit??? ) I feel that
    this is a GREAT profession. Despite the occasional day to day challenges, politics, and craziness in between. At the end of the day, I truly love what I do, and what I have done in this profession!!!

    Let's think positive and celebrate our profession...hope we can ALL look at what we do as enjoyable, positive, or pleasing...

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