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- Aug 15, '12 by AZMOMO2Quote from ShineyNickel76Nursing is all about drama. There is drama with management, with co-workers, with patients and with patient's family. The high stress factor really brings out the worst in some people no matter whether they like their job or not and sometimes negativity breeds negativity.But, at the same time I seriously do not want to deal with alot of drama at another job. So, I hope some nurses reply to this. I would like to at least know what I am getting into.
With all that being said I still enjoy nursing which is why I am continuing from LPN to RN. But I advise to go into this field with your eyes wide open.Last edit by AZMOMO2 on Aug 15, '12
- Aug 15, '12 by QuarterLife88Let's be real, you're dealing with the public (I like nursing, but people are a notoriously annoying breed; I'll probably end up in research when it's all over with). Most likely you're going to end up a little cranky and burnout.
Compare that with the reaction of oh, I don't know, a vet, who deals with cute furry babies all day long.
I think a lot of people go into nursing because they feel good about helping others, but they feel good about that because it makes THEM feel good about themselves. There's a little bit of an ego boost there. Without the internal reward, no one would put up with this job (and altruism wouldn't happen).
I guess that's why I am not peeved when people say they are doing this for the money/change of scenery. As long as they do their job and well, who cares why they went into it. Applying for sainthood wasn't a requirement last time I checked...
- Aug 15, '12 by Jenniferasch100,000 people surveyed out of 3.1 million RN's that live in the US - count from 2008
That's a small fraction of the total RN population ... and that count was from '08.
- Aug 15, '12 by TheCommuterThreads merged (again).
- Aug 15, '12 by springsongIn my perspective, nursing is a humble profession taking care of the sick. As a new nurse the pay is in the lower scale but as you progress every year eventually it will get better. Nursing is not an easy job you have to enjoy what you do to survive in this profession. When I was a new grad I dont make that much money. Since I dont have a family at that time I worked double jobs and overtime that was the time when I have all the energy. When you are fresh from school your focus is different. But as you get older money is no longer the center of your attention you aim for more advancement and enjoy it.
- Aug 15, '12 by sauconyrunnerWell, thats a flip flop. didn't we just have an article from Yahoo stating that being a nurse was one of the most fun things.
All I have to say in the end...
it is always a persons choice about how they are where they are. You may not be able to find a job anywhere but LTC right now, but it's always that person's choice to thrive or to languish.