Quote from Baby Catcher
Wow! I have to agree with earle58 blue eyes. That was a bit of an over-reaction. Sometimes you need to step back and think about what you are typing before you respond. Just a friendly suggestion.
I thought about it and responded appropriate to my passion. I have read this time and again here; nursing as a calling versus a profession. I am quite tired of nurses and NON-nurses who think those "called" to it are somehow better or that we all should be divinely appointed to it! I am really tired of this being said because it is somewhat insulting to those of us who never felt called to it. I have even been told by some I entered nursing for the wrong reason just because I wanted job security. Who is ANYONE to judge why a person enters what she considers a profession? I am not a nun or a servant (except to my G-d), and I consider nursing a PROFESSION, not a divine calling.
I also think the attitude we must be called to it sometimes holds us back from making strides in gaining respect as a group of professionals; that somehow we need to be like Mother Theresa or Florence Nightingale and while at it, settle for less pay, less respect, make fewer demands as compared to other medical/allied health professionals.
Now, to those who DO feel called, I say BRAVO; there is more than enough room for us all and I for one, welcome you!
And you got it right; I am entitled to my opinion, as you are yours. I did NOT respond inappropriate to my feelings here. Sorry if you are offended by my words or how I put them. NO offense intended, honestly. Thanks anyhow for the suggestion; I feel I am doing fine.