Is it WORTH IT? | allnurses


  1. 0 Going to school working your butt off to become a nurse and may not even get a job.Its hard trying to work and do school.How do you get through these hard times and find motivation? ?
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  3. Visit  SaraMC profile page
    I know some areas differ in their demand or nurses but I think very few would not be able to find any job at all. Maybe you will have to look around and it may not be the job you want, but a job nonetheless. I live in Panama City, fl and there are SOO many ads for nurses in the o.r. And emergency and icu. So I'm hoping when I graduate there will still be the demand that there is now for nurses in my area.
  4. Visit  Student Nurse_7 profile page
    What if I just relocated to flordia.But where would I get the money???To move??
  5. Visit  ChristineN profile page
    Quote from Student Nurse_7
    What if I just relocated to flordia.But where would I get the money???To move??
    I think you should focus on becoming a nurse first. No one can tell you where the jobs will be when you finish school and pass your boards.
    not.done.yet likes this.
  6. Visit  soxgirl2008 profile page
    I agree with the above poster. You can't predict what the job market is going to be in 2 years, and from reading on here the job market in Florida doesn't seem great either. There might be openings for ER and ICU but I'm sure for most of those they want experienced nurses. They can't staff a whole ICU full of new grads. Try to get a job in a healthcare setting while you're in school.
  7. Visit  Student Nurse_7 profile page
    Thank you.You guys are right.!!Health setting like nursing home?
  8. Visit  Student Nurse_7 profile page
    Im the person that wants to help others in need!Make them smile.Someday I hope to be able to bless the less fortunate. Just give to those whether its money,kindness,or even love.I'm a very good person.I'm a young male with a big heart.Could I be a good MALE Nurse?? Is this a good career choice for me?
  9. Visit  SaraMC profile page
    Nursing home, dr. Office, nursing aide or a caregiver. Any of these will give you some kind of experience in the field and/or with patients. But probably not a lot of patient care/contact unless you work in a nursing home/home health care.
  10. Visit  DeBerham profile page
    Might be, time will tell.
  11. Visit  Student Nurse_7 profile page
    I'm scared ill be out a job
  12. Visit  ArgentumRN profile page
    Dont worry about being a good "male nurse".... just be a good nurse.
    not.done.yet and Fiona59 like this.
  13. Visit  rhudo profile page
    I agree with ArgentumRN. Being a nurse is primary and being a male nurse is secondary. Actually, I appreciate working with a nice mix of make and female nurses. I know MANY men who are excellent nurses. Concentrate on school and pass those boards. Everything else will fall in order in due time.
  14. Visit  hsm0487 profile page
    I struggled with the same thoughts!! But nursing is all I can see myself doing. And that concern (job, market, employment, etc) applies to all fields. The market is bad everywhere!!! Let's just keep our heads up and stay focused on our goal -- which is getting through nursing school and getting our license! Then we can worry about the rest after hehe