This is my first time posting a question on this site, but I have been reading other posts for quite a while. I will be attending nursing school next august (Fall 2001). After reading several posts, I am very displeased with some of them. I don't understand why nurses (some) treat each other with dis-respect. Why do older nurses treat new RN's like they are their life-long enemy. I am not a nurse (yet), but after reading some of the posts, wonder if I have made the correct choice. Can some of you established and experienced nurses help to enlighten me on the situation.
Dec 9, '00
I understand how you feel. I've been working in the hospital for almost ten years. I've worked as an admitting clerk, unit secretary, nursing assistant, and now a multi-skilled tech. I will start my nursing clinicals this Jan (working toward a BSN). I too had my doubts. I even changed my major, but I changed it back to nursing. I feel that nursing is apart of me- I can feel it in my bones- and I cannot deny the feeling. When I changed my major, I even changed jobs. I still was not satisfied. I went back to the hospital two years later, and it felt like I never left. So I am very sure that I want to become a RN. Do you have any experience working in the hospital? As a NA, for example. This can determine if you are cut out for this line of work. Nursing is very, very, stressful. I feel that only the strong survive.
Dec 9, '00
Nursing like all professions have its good and bad points (and people). Like all professions someone will respect you and others won't. It is a profession that allows you to make it into what you want. The profession has an enormous amount of responsibility and interdependence among nurses. It can be a very satisfying profession. Continue your path and I hope you will be rewarded in your career choice as I have.