I would never recomment Nursing

  1. If you are intelligent, caring and concerned somewhat about yourself as well as other people, you will not become a Nurse. There are many other fields that are very gratifying (not just $) that you can find much more rewarding.
    To begin with, unfortunately most nursing professors are mediocre so far as inspiring anyone. They merely go through the motions of "teaching".
    After all, they no longer need to do all the basic work they used ot be required to do. I always loved seeing professors and nursing managers in long flowing gowns walking around with clipboards!
    But when it came to helping new students, forget it. They selectively chose a few, and ignored the rest.
    The various posts on this site overall attest to the problems inherent in Nursing. The intent is noble, but the results are sad.
    Nursing is a field of work that is noble and requires dedication. Many nurses are overworked and stressed, and treated poorly on the job by physicians as well as their own nursing co-workers. It is truly an unfortunate situation. Sure, some manage to work through it all on a daily basis, but that does not negate the basic, inherent problems that exist in the Nursing field from day one of Nursing school all the way through years of a Nursing career.
    That is why there is such a shortage of good Nurses. It is not due to people not wanting to be Nurses and Nurse others, but rather because of the numerous inherent deficiencies in the field of Nursing, from Nursing School all the way through employment. Most sane people would say "who needs it" unless they just have to be involved with it.
    Just my opinion, and I am sure some will disagree with me, but let the facts speak for themselves. It is not just my short thread that indicates it is so.
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  3. by   hbncns35
    Unfortunately I think you are on the wrong site -

    This website is for people who WANT to become Nurses!!!

    Sure there are a few threads on here for disgruntled people -

    I'm wondering why you just didn't post on one of those?
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm sorry you feel so negatively about the profession. Since you have not practiced as a nurse (based on your previous posts - I'm sorry about your trials in school) I would posit to you that you haven't had the chance to experience the joys of being a nurse. I love my work and wouldn't be in another field. It takes, at times, a strong stomach and a strong backbone (both literally and figuratively) and isn't for everyone, but I'm very grateful for all the opportunities nursing has given me.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from joseph2005
    If you are intelligent, caring and concerned somewhat about yourself as well as other people, you will not become a Nurse. There are many other fields that are very gratifying (not just $) that you can find much more rewarding.
    To begin with, unfortunately most nursing professors are mediocre so far as inspiring anyone. They merely go through the motions of "teaching".
    After all, they no longer need to do all the basic work they used ot be required to do. I always loved seeing professors and nursing managers in long flowing gowns walking around with clipboards!
    But when it came to helping new students, forget it. They selectively chose a few, and ignored the rest.
    The various posts on this site overall attest to the problems inherent in Nursing. The intent is noble, but the results are sad.
    Nursing is a field of work that is noble and requires dedication. Many nurses are overworked and stressed, and treated poorly on the job by physicians as well as their own nursing co-workers. It is truly an unfortunate situation. Sure, some manage to work through it all on a daily basis, but that does not negate the basic, inherent problems that exist in the Nursing field from day one of Nursing school all the way through years of a Nursing career.
    That is why there is such a shortage of good Nurses. It is not due to people not wanting to be Nurses and Nurse others, but rather because of the numerous inherent deficiencies in the field of Nursing, from Nursing School all the way through employment. Most sane people would say "who needs it" unless they just have to be involved with it.
    Just my opinion, and I am sure some will disagree with me, but let the facts speak for themselves. It is not just my short thread that indicates it is so.
    Nothing like a big dose of someone else's negativity to remind me how lucky i am to love what i do.
  6. by   bethin
    Why are you here? If you're on a nursing website then you are obviously interested in nursing. If you are still in school then why don't you quit?

    There are days where I wonder why I'm in this profession but then a patient says a heartfelt thanks and I remember why. This career choice isn't for everyone just like a septic tank guy isn't everyone's cup of tea either. It takes special people to do this job and this site is full of them.

    I'm sorry you are so down on the whole nursing career. You aren't just having a bad week, are you?
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm sorry the OP has had such a terrible time.

    However, as unhappy as I was in my last job, I can't imagine being so bitter against the field of nursing........I still love it and can't see myself NOT working as a nurse in some capacity. And yes, I would recommend it in a hearbeat, because even though I've had my share of troubles, nursing is a great profession with almost limitless opportunities.

    Now, to find the RIGHT one.........
  8. by   Lisa CCU RN
    He's not fazing me any... I want to be a nurse so bad I can taste it!
  9. by   NaomieRN
    joseph2005 vbmenu_register("postmenu_1454507", true);
    Thank God not too many people think like you. I know many happy nurses who are working in hospitals. I intend to work to make a difference in someone's life by becoming a nurse. Good luck Joe!

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