Quote from brantaf
guess what??? if you go into nursing it is not about the money so much. you have to go into it for the right reasons...everyone has their own specialty...sounds like you don't care for ltc...good luck!
brantaf...i'm confused...why respond with such a shady comment? you started the post asking about pay. why do that? it shouldn't matter right? money doesnt matter so much, they could pay you $8.00 hour. "it is not about the money so much"
anyway realistically everyone has their own reasons for getting into nursing (you wouldnt want to know mine lol). there isnt a better or right and wrong. especially in this day in time when millions of people are out of work (worldwide as well), country facing an economic collapse, millions loosing there homes, rise in homelessness, 1 person working, children to feed, etc. etc. etc.
you will find that the department of labor and training list healthcare and education as where the jobs are at until 2016. with that said i will reiterate what i said earlier...everyone has there own reasons for going into nursing and whatever that may be, the quality of care that the future nurse exhibit shouldn't be measured by that.
i find that most of the people who post on ri site like chris are the type of nurses that i would want to care for me if i was in that position...hands down period.