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Vanillavirtue, I must have missed the post that said nurses were looking for respect or wanting to marry doctors.

Nurses marry doctors, and doctors marry nurses. Attorneys marry secretaries or lawclerks and vice versa. It depends on the person, not the title. Just because a person is a doctor doesn't mean they aren't human. FYI, some doctors spend most of their day at a hospital. Where do you think the "dating" will come from?

Nurses do get respect from some doctors. There are some nurses who don't respect some doctors. And not all nurses look down on nurses aides.

We shouldn't go around with preconceived ideas like these. It can cause bad attitudes and a "big chip on shoulders." Give people a chance. NOT everyone fits in the mold you suggested.

Yes, you did miss that post. I didn't say that nurses were "looking" for respect. I said they shouldn't EXPECT to get ANY respect.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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your head is in the clouds. of course doctors, residents, and administrators are going to act like they like you in your face, (or treat you like you are on the same level) but behind your back is a total different story. :wink2:

no, sweetie. my head isn't in the clouds. unlike you, i have some actual experience in nursing.

if you're eliciting negative responses wherever you go, perhaps you ought to look at your own behavior rather than blaming doctors, residents and administrators for disrespecting you behind your back "for no good reason."

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no, sweetie. my head isn't in the clouds. unlike you, i have some actual experience in nursing.

if you're eliciting negative responses wherever you go, perhaps you ought to look at your own behavior rather than blaming doctors, residents and administrators for disrespecting you behind your back "for no good reason."

i don't elicit negative responses wherever i go. i don't know if you were referring to me or just speaking in general. it is a known fact, in the field of healthcare especially in the hospital setting that there is a hierarchy. they are very big on titles! not only does the public have negative attitudes or views toward nurses, the staff within the hospital does as well. why do you think nurses are treated so horribly? no one respects nurses. they run around like a chicken with their heads cut off! nurses bust their tails for 12 hours and hardly get a break to go use the bathroom. let alone eating a healthy meal. why do you think most nurses are overweight? so do you consider that respect from your administration or colleagues? they just plain out don't care about the well being of nurses. nursing is a very abusive profession. after doing all that hard work, nurses still don't receive any appreciation/respect from patients, family members, doctors, or administration. on top of not receiving respect, the pay is not even worth all the hassle. i know of too many nurses who are miserable. i hear about a lot of people disliking their jobs, but not on the level of how nurses hate their job. hate is a very strong word, and many nurses use it! most people would rather work at a mall than to deal with all the stress nurses have. no amount of money is worth the hell nurses go through. which brings me back to the original topic of this thread.

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MotivatedOne works as a RN.

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I don't elicit negative responses wherever I go. I don't know if you were referring to me or just speaking in general. It is a known fact, in the field of healthcare especially in the hospital setting that there is a hierarchy. They are very big on titles! Not only does the public have negative attitudes or views toward nurses, the staff within the hospital does as well. Why do you think nurses are treated so horribly? No one respects nurses. They run around like a chicken with their heads cut off! Nurses bust their tails for 12 hours and hardly get a break to go use the bathroom. Let alone eating a healthy meal. Why do you think most nurses are overweight? So do you consider that respect from your administration or colleagues? They just plain out don't care about the well being of nurses. Nursing is a very abusive profession. After doing all that hard work, nurses still don't receive any appreciation/respect from patients, family members, doctors, or administration. On top of not receiving respect, the pay is not even worth all the hassle. I know of too many nurses who are miserable. I hear about a lot of people disliking their jobs, but not on the level of how nurses HATE their job. HATE is a very strong word, and many nurses use it! Most people would rather work at a mall than to deal with all the stress nurses have. No amount of money is worth the hell nurses go through. Which brings me back to the original topic of this thread.

I'm sorry but I'm going to have to disagree with you...I work in a hospital as a NA and a lot of time, the nurses have more time to sit behind a computer and chat on myspace/facebook, use the rest room and eat before us NA's can. We have plenty of thank you cards on a board on my unit from patients, and doctors thanking the nurses, NAs and unit secretaries for our hard work and helping them get through a trying time in their lives. There's a saying..."you have to give respect to receive respect"

I'm sure there comes a day in everyone's life, regardless of what they do for a living, when they tell themselves that they do not get paid enough to take whatever it is that day has to offer. If someone "hates" their job so much why not find a new one? Hating your "job" doesn't mean you hate your "profession" But if you hate being a Nurse ,then perhaps you shouldn't be one!...That's just my 2 cents!

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and works as a Home health, private duty.

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I don't elicit negative responses wherever I go. I don't know if you were referring to me or just speaking in general. It is a known fact, in the field of healthcare especially in the hospital setting that there is a hierarchy. They are very big on titles! Not only does the public have negative attitudes or views toward nurses, the staff within the hospital does as well. Why do you think nurses are treated so horribly? No one respects nurses. They run around like a chicken with their heads cut off! Nurses bust their tails for 12 hours and hardly get a break to go use the bathroom. Let alone eating a healthy meal. Why do you think most nurses are overweight? So do you consider that respect from your administration or colleagues? They just plain out don't care about the well being of nurses. Nursing is a very abusive profession. After doing all that hard work, nurses still don't receive any appreciation/respect from patients, family members, doctors, or administration. On top of not receiving respect, the pay is not even worth all the hassle. I know of too many nurses who are miserable. I hear about a lot of people disliking their jobs, but not on the level of how nurses HATE their job. HATE is a very strong word, and many nurses use it! Most people would rather work at a mall than to deal with all the stress nurses have. No amount of money is worth the hell nurses go through. Which brings me back to the original topic of this thread.

OK, let's get back to the topic of this thread, "becoming a nurse for the money". I suppose we can rule that out in your case because of the quotes above in bold. That leaves us with the compassion angle. You've told us that you KNOW nurses don't receive ANY appreciation or respect from the patients. In short, the pay s*cks, the patients s*ck, the staff s*cks, and most nurses are overweight, which is the fault of all of the above.

I honestly don't know how you came up with all these "truths" about nursing, but you're willing to disregard the experience of the nurses here in favor of your own untested opinions.

Did I read your profile correctly? You're a nursing student? If yes, why??? Frankly, I think your attitude would be a disruption and a disservice to any future nursing student classmates you may have. Yes, even if you don't express it out loud. Wouldn't you want to be supportive to your classmates? I think they deserve it. :nurse:

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OK, let's get back to the topic of this thread, "becoming a nurse for the money". I suppose we can rule that out in your case because of the quotes above in bold. That leaves us with the compassion angle. You've told us that you KNOW nurses don't receive ANY appreciation or respect from the patients. In short, the pay s*cks, the patients s*ck, the staff s*cks, and most nurses are overweight, which is the fault of all of the above.

I honestly don't know how you came up with all these "truths" about nursing, but you're willing to disregard the experience of the nurses here in favor of your own untested opinions.

Did I read your profile correctly? You're a nursing student? If yes, why??? Frankly, I think your attitude would be a disruption and a disservice to any future nursing student classmates you may have. Yes, even if you don't express it out loud. Wouldn't you want to be supportive to your classmates? I think they deserve it. :nurse:

If Vanillavirtue was an actual practicing nurse, where they had actual experience within the hospital, I would've given their opinions the benefit of a doubt. It's really dishearting to read negative opinions about the nursing profession from someone that is only a nursing student. They just generalized the whole nursing profession negatively based on a small sample of pre-med students and miserable nurses.

I don't understand why Vanillavirtue is pursuing a nursing career when they think the nursing profession is the same level as a janitor.

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Guys, Can we please keep to topic about nursing for the money. If you feel you have to discuss another subject or opinion please start a new thread and try to keep within terms of service and maintain a friendly debate with no personal attacks

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back2thebooks works as a Student and Mommy.

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Money is not everything. Like others have said, cost of living, quality of life, etc. all come into play when choosing a career.

I don't understand all the negative talk about 'never expecting any respect, blah, blah, blah..." If these people are in nursing school, I don't understand why. It certainly doesn't sound like they want to become nurses.

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dblpn works as a LPN.

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...just wondering who's becoming a nurse for the eventual excellent pay???

I am. :D

nurses make nice money depending on where you live. if you were looking to go into a field for money then nurisng was the wrong choice, IMO. there are lots of other professions that pay way more than nursing and less hetic. take for instance, pharmacy. pharmacists makes nice money close to 6 figures, again depending on where you live, and only 6yrs. to complete. about 2yrs. for prereq's and 4 for the actual program. my daughter starts the pharmacy school next yr. she's doing pre-pharmacy courses now.

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LEN-RN has 4 years experience and works as a RN.

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OK, let's get back to the topic of this thread, "becoming a nurse for the money". I suppose we can rule that out in your case because of the quotes above in bold. That leaves us with the compassion angle. You've told us that you KNOW nurses don't receive ANY appreciation or respect from the patients. In short, the pay s*cks, the patients s*ck, the staff s*cks, and most nurses are overweight, which is the fault of all of the above.

I honestly don't know how you came up with all these "truths" about nursing, but you're willing to disregard the experience of the nurses here in favor of your own untested opinions.

Did I read your profile correctly? You're a nursing student? If yes, why??? Frankly, I think your attitude would be a disruption and a disservice to any future nursing student classmates you may have. Yes, even if you don't express it out loud. Wouldn't you want to be supportive to your classmates? I think they deserve it. :nurse:

I read other posts from her, she is not even a student, in June 09 she says she was accepted in to a program in the fall of 09, but advising others to NOT go into nursing. Last year (early 2008)she was steering others away from a certain nursing school.

I joined this website to hear from other nurses and students. It seems that lately there are more people not in the medical field giving their advice, being negative. Downing our profession. I dont mind hearing negative from people in the trenches just like me, but not from people looking in. And we get slapped if we defend ourselves?? I thought this was for nurses?

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Iwantobeanurse works as a CNA.

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I think people who become nurses first for the money should reevaluate their career choice. Patients need someone to put their care first :nurse: not someone who is looking forward to payday:coollook:. Also if you are not choosing a career becuse it is what you want to doo, you are going to set yourselves up for a unfulfilled career. Although being comfortable in life is always a factor it should not be first in determining your career path. :D Good Luck!!

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MotivatedOne works as a RN.

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I read other posts from her, she is not even a student, in June 09 she says she was accepted in to a program in the fall of 09, but advising others to NOT go into nursing. Last year (early 2008)she was steering others away from a certain nursing school.

I joined this website to hear from other nurses and students. It seems that lately there are more people not in the medical field giving their advice, being negative. Downing our profession. I dont mind hearing negative from people in the trenches just like me, but not from people looking in. And we get slapped if we defend ourselves?? I thought this was for nurses?

Technically this website is for nursing students as well as those considering nursing. Not just for people who are already nurses.

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