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MsLEE2121 works as a Student.

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Some of you are acting like you never heard of doing anything just for money, why did you go to college? Most of us didn't go to college, just to say we went, We went to earn more money! People with post-secondary educations earn way more than people with just a hs diploma! Why do we work, for money? Would you honestly work for free? The only time I can think of working for free was when I was volunteering! I enjoyed that though! All I'm trying to say is, don't act like I am just in it for the money is a hard concept to grasp!

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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marc86---

there's a big difference between a nurse who has the brains and no passion for the profession. the difference is that someone who does not have a passion will more than likely not go above and beyond, and out of their way for the patient. i'm sure a patient would rather have a well educated,determined nurse , who wants to be there helping them instead of a nurse who is soley there based on money.

someone who is a good, hard worker with a good work ethic, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility will do a good job regardless of whether they entered the profession "for the money" or because they have a passion. i'm sure a patient would rather have a well-educated, hard working and sincere nurse with the brains to recognize what is going on that someone who has "the passion" but lacks personal integrity, sense of responsibility and a good work ethic. i personally am getting danged tired of following those passionate nurses who somehow manage to leave anything difficult, nasty or smelly for the next shift.

 

i respectfully submit that at 20, you really don't have enough understanding to develop a well-informed opinion. but of course you're entitled to express it.

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some of you are acting like you never heard of doing anything just for money, why did you go to college? most of us didn't go to college, just to say we went, we went to earn more money! people with post-secondary educations earn way more than people with just a hs diploma! why do we work, for money? would you honestly work for free? the only time i can think of working for free was when i was volunteering! i enjoyed that though! all i'm trying to say is, don't act like i am just in it for the money is a hard concept to grasp!

i agree that you should choose a job for money, but you should be passionate about it. if you are a person that can't tolerate fluids, scents, etc...then it doesn't make sense for you to choose nursing as a career based on money. if you like computers, it makes sense to choose a career in computers. if you like clothes, it makes sense to choose a career as a fashion buyer, merchandiser, or designer. it does not make sense to choose a career in nursing if you aren't passionate about people, science, or hard work. when you make comments that you are only in it for the money, you let me and others know that you aren't passionate about nursing. the opener of this thread just mentioned that he was out for money and didn't mention any other reasons. he will be miserable when he realizes that they can't compensate you for all the hard work nurses do. nursing entails a lot of hard work. i am all for people choosing a career based on money that they are passionate about. that way, they won't be unhappy in their job. 9 times out of 10 when people choose a career based on what they like or passionate about, it is a better fit for their personality.

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someone who is a good, hard worker with a good work ethic, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility will do a good job regardless of whether they entered the profession "for the money" or because they have a passion. i'm sure a patient would rather have a well-educated, hard working and sincere nurse with the brains to recognize what is going on that someone who has "the passion" but lacks personal integrity, sense of responsibility and a good work ethic. i personally am getting danged tired of following those passionate nurses who somehow manage to leave anything difficult, nasty or smelly for the next shift.

i respectfully submit that at 20, you really don't have enough understanding to develop a well-informed opinion. but of course you're entitled to express it.

again i say this as a nursing student and someone who has been a patient, if i had an option i would want someone who is both. is that so unheard of? does a passionate nurse have to lack integrity and does a good responsible nurse lack passion? like i said before, if i have cancer i would be thrilled that this is the best nurse in the country, but if they are going to talk to me like i'm crap because they don't care about me having cancer, they don't understand that i'm in pain for a reason and i'm not just wanting more meds for the sake of wanting them then i'm not going to be particularly thrilled about their attitude. plenty of people do things for money and that isn't what i have a real problem with. it was his second comment in which he said he didn't want to do the "dirty work". so i ask you, someone who has a well-informed opinion. do you think he'll be one of those personal integrity nurses that leave something difficult, nasty and smelly for the next shift? and if he doesn't like his job and is only doing it for the paycheck because he made no mention of liking nursing period, then how can you be a sincere nurse if you're not really there doing your job for those people?

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shann106 has 5 years experience and works as a Occupational Health Nurse/CCM.

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"I dont have the passion but i have the brains. I can guarantee you i wont be 10 hours in the library. "

Just wondering, maybe I missed it to the Original Poster how far along are you in nursing school?

You seem overly confident in your ability to breeze through nursing school.

Maybe you really are smarter than the thousands of nursing students on this board that got near perfect ACT/SAT scores and that have maintained 4.0 GPA's through out their academic careers, until nursing school or maybe you really have not gotten very far into nursing school.

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To clarify - when i said that "i hope NS tears them apart" I did not mean literally. I meant that i hope that it strips him of this horribly cocky attitude, makes him realize that there is much more to nursing than the money, causes him to rethink his motives for becoming a nurse, and maybe gain some compassion in the process. I am not a judgmental person, but after reading all of his posts, it seems clear that he thinks he is above others - and not in a "healthy competitive" way. And to the poster that said I will be torn apart by nursing school - Maybe so. But unlike the OP, i will enter NS with an open mind, knowing that i have a lot to learn, prepared to possibly be "torn apart" in the process, and knowing that my end goal - is not just to make money, but to gain the knowledge and skills to care for others, and hopefully make a difference in somebody's life. I wish the OP nothing but the best of luck, and hope that along his journey he comes to love nursing, and not just the paycheck.

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I wonder...do students/professionals in other fields sit around and debate/judge/argue personal reasons for going into their field as much as nurses around here seem to?

I've elected to return to school for a second career for a plethora of reasons. While not my sole reasons, money, benefits, and job availability were pretty high up on my list. I don't think that makes me a bad person or a bad future nurse (that will ultimately be determined by how well I do the job, not my reasons for going into nursing).

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i wonder...do students/professionals in other fields sit around and debate/judge/argue personal reasons for going into their field as much as nurses around here seem to?

i've elected to return to school for a second career for a plethora of reasons. while not my sole reasons, money, benefits, and job availability were pretty high up on my list. i don't think that makes me a bad person or a bad future nurse (that will ultimately be determined by how well i do the job, not my reasons for going into nursing).

i have said this several times. i'm not judging the opener's reason for why he chose to do nursing just for money, the comments that i stated was to give him a realistic outlook of what nursing entails. if you have an honest outlook on what nurses actually do, then you will question if the money is even worth it. in a sense, people need to get out of a box of choosing a career that does not fit their personality based on job security or money. it is best to choose something you enjoy that will bring in money. i guess people will have to realize this from experience. if you hate your job, you will not last long in it no matter the amount of pay or job security. if you do decide to stay, you might become depressed and miserable. find your passion and the money will come.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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to clarify - when i said that "i hope ns tears them apart" i did not mean literally. i meant that i hope that it strips him of this horribly cocky attitude, makes him realize that there is much more to nursing than the money, causes him to rethink his motives for becoming a nurse, and maybe gain some compassion in the process. i am not a judgmental person, but after reading all of his posts, it seems clear that he thinks he is above others - and not in a "healthy competitive" way. and to the poster that said i will be torn apart by nursing school - maybe so. but unlike the op, i will enter ns with an open mind, knowing that i have a lot to learn, prepared to possibly be "torn apart" in the process, and knowing that my end goal - is not just to make money, but to gain the knowledge and skills to care for others, and hopefully make a difference in somebody's life. i wish the op nothing but the best of luck, and hope that along his journey he comes to love nursing, and not just the paycheck.

what i don't understand is why anyone thinks they have a right to judge someone else's motives for making a career choice. or why anyone believes that they have a right or the information to judge how open someone else's mind might be. perhaps if everyone just worried about their own motivation and how open their own mind is or is not . . . .

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Money isn't everything and that's just how I see it. If teachers were in their career for the money, I think it's safe to say none of us would even be or had gone to nursing school period.

Either way though, while I may not like it, he might be a great nurse and he might grow to like it and that's all that matters.

As far as judging him, he came onto a nursing forum and posted it. I don't think he really expected a lot of people to give him a thumbs up.

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i have said this several times. i'm not judging the opener's reason for why he chose to do nursing just for money, the comments that i stated was to give him a realistic outlook of what nursing entails. if you have an honest outlook on what nurses actually do, then you will question if the money is even worth it. in a sense, people need to get out of a box of choosing a career that does not fit their personality based on job security or money. it is best to choose something you enjoy that will bring in money. i guess people will have to realize this from experience. if you hate your job, you will not last long in it no matter the amount of pay or job security. if you do decide to stay, you might become depressed and miserable. find your passion and the money will come.

please note that my original message was not directed at any person in particular. it was a general sentiment regarding the entirety of this thread.

personally, i'm quite sure the op was looking to get reaction from the board...and he definitely succeeded at "stirring the pot". kudos! lol

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