I really need some sound advice. I always wanted to be in the medical field and have been drawn to nursing but there are concerns and doubts I have. First of all, I heard alot of nurses backstab and the pay is not worth it. I also heard that doctor's treat you like a peon. I just got a very negative feeling about it. I would eventually like to become a CRNA. I don't really like science courses but will do them. I do like learning about the human body and diseases and I like that nursing is so flexible as far as the hours and areas of work.
I also have been considering Physical Therapy/Health Care adminstration. But again, I hear the PT is saturated and Adminstration is hard to get into. I got a BS in HR and spent the last 3 years working temp jobs cause I can't find anything. I want to know that when I gradaute I will have a job.
I am also afraid of being sued as a nurse. These days people are sue happy. I got accepted to an accel. BSN program which takes 14 months and received a full schlorship but I am really torn. Can you please help?
Have you considered shadowing an RN in an area you are interested in to see if it is something that you would like? The nice thing about nursing is that there are so many avenues that you can choose from: med/surgnursing, OB/neonatal/peds, specialty nursing, critical care, research, administration, extended degrees, etc. You will always have a job...For me the pay is just fine, some places make more money than others...as far as doctors treating nurses like peons...i work in a great unit, the nurses and docs have a good working relationship, some docs are better than others of course...as someone on this board says (sorry, can't remember who
) you get as much crap as you take...Nurses deserve respect, after all, caring for others is a team effort, both parties are mutally dependant on each other...not to mention that this is something that you will deal with in any job, there are always others that will treat their co-workers as peons...As you may have read, nursing is/can be very stressful, there are good days and bad days, and it can be a physically and emotionally draining job...however, it also as many, many rewards (I am sure you have read about both aspects on other posts)... Any job you choose is going to have bits and pieces of all of these aspects, it is not unique to nursing....It sounds like you have a good deal going on for you, many people struggle to get accepted to nursing school, not to mention receiving a full scholarship, if it were me, I would take it...
Last edit by zambezi on Jun 19, '03
Best advice yet-shadow an RN and see what you think. You may get different advice from different people based on what their current employment situation is. I am sure some places are better to work at than others. Good luck in your pursuits and I hope you find happiness in whatever career goal you pursue.
Last edit by Rapheal on Jun 30, '03