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 is a tad unsettling... 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.
SO.... I am looking for encouragement. I am wanting to hear from those Nurses at every level and every specialty, who are HAPPY with their chosen profession!
My Master's is in Human Relations, a little known break off of psychology. I earned it at Oklahoma University--but I heard once that there were schools in California that also offered the program.
There were two tracks: chemical dependency and professional psychology. I wanted to do them both, and I still think I should have been able to, but it wasn't permitted by the battle ax that ran the psych part of the program, so I became a marriage and family therapist, which I still am today.
Helpers come in all shapes. I think I was called to nursing, in the true spiritual sense, but the rest of me was already on the slippery slope!
I could've done a masters entry program, it seems, but I'm glad I chose the ASN instead. I can transition easily enough--been looking at a site (which is mostly broken--boring story--but has some very good info) called allnursingschools.com.
I've been happy doing almost anything I trained to do. Stuff I got stuck with because I couldn't do anything else (file clerk for an insurance company right after high school), that stuff I hated and it made me crazy.
Do you have a non=nursing Master's or a bachelor's or what? What brought you here (to nursing)?
Last edit by chris_at_lucas on Apr 28, '04
Hi! I have also been concerned with the negativity-but appreciative of the reality check! I am another who has been called to nursing and even though I have no idea what is in store for me, I couldn't be more content. I am going to do my best to make the most of the opportunities that are out there and I wish you both luck!
I would love to hear from nurses who love their job too! Inspiration!
Last edit by Chevelle on Apr 28, '04