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- by Catch22Personified Aug 14, '12http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10...n-america.html
I promised myself I wouldn't go to Yahoo when it comes to news articles because 9/10 they are incredibly stupid. So RN's make an average of 43K a year? Just last week the "yahoos" at Yahoo posted an article saying RN's make an average of 65K a year....with an associates degree!
But yes, I do see a bunch of unhappy nurses including myself to an extent. I did not go to school for four years to get my BSN just to languish in a nursing home.
- Aug 14, '12 by Been there,done thatHaha. Read the same lame articles. Highly doubt you are "languishing " though
- Aug 14, '12 by Mulanhttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10...in-america.htm
Registered nurse is right there at number 2!
Surprised to actually see it somewhere.
- Aug 14, '12 by classicdameI like my job but admit it is stressful at times
- Aug 14, '12 by TheCommuterThreads merged.
- Aug 14, '12 by 2bnursekisI was at the gym working out and watching the tv when it came up... Is this really true? It was ranked 2nd on the list and security guard was 1st. Your thoughts? http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10...n-america.html heres the link...Last edit by 2bnursekis on Aug 14, '12
- Aug 14, '12 by KLBatchelorThe only reasoning I could see behind this is people going into it for the wrong reasons. If your goal is to make tons of money than you probably won't be too happy going to work, but I think if you go to work to take care of your patients and knowing that you are doing all that you can to improve someone's life through their illness or injury than no, I don't think you would be unhappy being a nurse.
[Theoretical "you's" by the way.]
I'm sure there's other factors like appreciation, long hours and stress to consider as well but depending on what you are wanting to get out of nursing is how much you are willing to put in it. Just my opinion though.
- Aug 14, '12 by ShineyNickel76I am glad you posted this. I just read the article as well and came here to ask the same question. It's definitely not what I want to hear a week before I start nursing school. I know the reasons I am going into nursing. 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.
- Aug 14, '12 by Katie71275Not a RN yet, but graduate in May 2013. Personally, I LOVE it!!! Obviously we as students don't have the full scale workload, but I think it's awesome still.
I have worked in a high stress field (child protection), and loved it too...very bad turnover there also.
I think the job satisfaction has to do with several factors such as the workload, support from staff/manager, your true motive for being an RN(obviously everyone wants to get paid..we do have kids to clothe and feed!, but your primary goal to be in a HELPING field should be b/c you enjoy helping others) so if you are in this for money only..you won't enjoy this.
- Aug 14, '12 by ShineyNickel76Even after reading the article and thinking about it, I just think I don't care. I feel like I was born to be a nurse. This is something I have wanted since I was young. I think attitude can really make or break your experience with any job. Regardless of what this article says I am still happy about my choice in regards to starting nursing school.