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As for the world of nursing, it sucks big time, and I'm sorry I came out of my five year sabbatical and returned to it. To be a hospital inpatient nurse today requires combat training and protective gear from head to toe. You not only have to battle with the patient, but also with Administration who pays attention only to themselves, and not to the nurses. Nurses...IMHPPO...are not respected or recognized as professionals. We are nothing more than "handmaidens" and puppets to be yanked around by those superior to our standing in the hospitals. I've never been more disappointed in any job that I've ever worked as I am with being a nurse.
I told a teenaged girl today to NOT become a nurse, but to use her talents elsewhere where she would at least be appreciated.
I just finished working two of the most hell on wheels days where I work, and it took all that is within me to not walk out both days. Therefore, when my time is up there 13 January, I will be more than glad to say my goodbyes without ever looking back. If I'm going to be abused as a human being and a nurse, I want to get paid for it at least.........soooooooo....traveling nursing here I come!
Become a nurse today? HECKY NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! RUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNN the opposite direction! QUICK!!!