Think Twice Before Becoming a "NURSE" - page 9

No offense to the old-timers Face reality- Nurses are change resistors, not game changers. Working in the worst conditions surrounded by medical money. Making ends meet and supporting their significant others. Thinking they... Read More

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    I understand your frustration. I am a new nurse and often see the negative sides new RNs have to face in the workplace. I am determined to not let this get in the way of my excelling in this career! I have worked too hard earning my degree and homing my nursing skills to throw in the towel because of workplace incivility. I believe that will be a problem anywhere you go and in any profession. Itís how you deal with those negative people is what that sets you apart from others. I am sorry you are having problems adjusting to your career, but I feel just giving up and switching careers is not going to fix the problem. Try working on another floor and searching for positive people that have positive outlooks of life to work with. Good Luck and hang in there!!
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    I am told by my pts and their families that I am making a positive difference in the life/lives.....

    Everything else is noise.....

    I love being a nurse
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    Quote from mcrutRN
    No, nursing in and of itself is not meant to change. It is meant to serve. So you may serve and help one person at a time. But you are not changing the system.
    It is nursing as a whole I am talking about.
    You can use the nursing profession to change the system. Many nurses are in Washington lobbying. You may not see the change but it is happening. Every time a nurse takes a stand for her patients and the profession, change happens. I empathize with you. I know how you feel. Don't give up. Explore how you can help change the system. Go back to school, join committees, mentor a new nurse graduate, write an article...you will be amazed what will happen.


    Thanks for your post.
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    I see that this thread is more than two years old, but I must...

    The worst working conditions? Can we say "hyperbole??" Really? Worse working conditions than coal mining? Worse than mass manufacturing in SE Asia? Worse than plucking and gutting chickens all day long?

    Honestly.

    Face reality- Nurses are change resistors, not game changers. Working in the worst conditions surrounded by medical money. Making ends meet and supporting their significant others. Thinking they help others. Sorry Johnson & Johnson, we don't make the difference you think we do.
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    I can't resist either. If only the nurse lobbyists in Washington DC were there for the good of the profession as a whole. They are not.

    The change they want to see happening is gathering power to one type of Registered Nurse, to choke out diploma schools and to make sure nursing schools continue to churn out exponentially larger numbers of new nurses to flood a saturated market.
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    Keeping in mind that employers LOVE new BSN grads because they largely have a ton of debt and are DESPERATE for work, making them fair game for greedy health systems.
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    Well, that was intense and lashing. I'm trembling a little.
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    Quote from nursel56
    I can't resist either. If only the nurse lobbyists in Washington DC were there for the good of the profession as a whole. They are not.

    The change they want to see happening is gathering power to one type of Registered Nurse, to choke out diploma schools and to make sure nursing schools continue to churn out exponentially larger numbers of new nurses to flood a saturated market.

    How is closing down diploma programs going to increase the number of nurses? Are you including ADN programs being closed? If nurses were more scarce their working conditions would improve.
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    I just don't understand why people who talk so bad about being a nurse stays in it? If you are so miserable as a nurse and feel like it is not worth it for you, then why stay in it? Just because it didn't work out for you doesn't mean it won't work out for others, in no way should you discourage people out of it, everyone has a different calling. Also, people talk like all the other jobs out there are perfect, just a reality check: nursing is not the worst job, many people of many different professions also hate their job, so please don't make it seem like only nursing has it's down sides, and that by choosing another profession one couldn't possibly be miserable... No offense to anyone, just expressing my opinion.
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