Happy Being a Nurse? - page 2

Well, as someone who has been so excited to start my prereq's and work toward getting into a Masters Entry Program in Nursing, some of the unhappiness I've been hearing about nursing as a profession... Read More

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    I have been a nurse 14 years and I can honestly say there is nothing I would rather be doing, I have always been able to find a job(my hubby is military so that's important), I was able to change specialties when I felt I was getting burned out and I have always loved caring for my patients. Sure there are crappy hours etc...but in the end I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

    Mandee

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    I love being a nurse---I can't imagine a more honourable profession. I feel such a thrill when people recognize me as a nurse and I love to hear the pride in my family's voice when they tell people "My mom/wife/sister etc is a nurse!"
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    Quote from Hopegirl
    .........I've been trying to tell myself that I'm different, that I will feel differently about nursing, and I believe I will. But so did a lot of people here who now feel like they've made the worst choice of their life.........

    TIA!
    -j
    Sounds like me about 12 years ago.

    I do enjoy taking care of my pts, and being able to contribute to their getting better, or maintaining an optimal level of health, considering their serious illnesses.

    However, nursing is a very, very hard job, and very stressful. There's no denying it.


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