Hi everyone. I'm almost done with high school, which mean I have been thinking hard about what I'd like to do with my life. One career choice I have been constantly thinking about, reading about and am drawn to is nursing. I love the hands on aspect, and the excitement. I also enjoy helping others and making people smile. Plus, medical stuff is just really cool to me. So far, I like the idea of travel nursing, E.R nurse, psychiatric nurse or military nurse. But I have a lot of questions about this career before I get too excited about this dream. So I hope a kind nurse can bare with me to help me out and answer myquestions! (sorry for spelling mistakes, I typed this on an iPad)
1) what do you love about nursing?
2) what makes you hate nursing? I hear a lot of people hate nursing and have so many horror stories. I find this very discouraging.
3) do you get any free time? I want to have time to write, read, go to the gym and be with family and friends. I hear nurses have little to no free time to enjoy life. I don't want to be chained to my career.
4) will I have trouble finding a job? While i hear there is a nursing shortage, I also have been told it is hard to find a job as many people become nurses.
5) will I really be miserable? I can't imagine being miserable as a nurse. It just seems like a great job.
6)what kind of shifts can nurses work? I'm okay with the idea of 12 hour shifts if I'm enjoying my time as a nurse
.7) does nursing change you? If so, how much? And for better or worse?
Please be brutally honest!
Please help me and share as much info as possible! Some things I hear about this career path are so different from other things I hear and I'd like to learn more about nursing.Thanks for reading!