Hi. I have enjoyed being a part of this forum for the last couple of months. I am supposed to start nursing school in Jan.
Recently, today, there was a post from a new grad. a few days out who worked in a hospital and stated she had nine pateints to take care of... couldn't keep up, felt that the care she gave the patients was not up to standards since everything was so rushed, she had no breaks.. literally she felt like a chicken with her head cut off and was very disgusted with the whole situation.
Another student getting ready to graduate remarked on that post and stated she sees now how things are in nursing
and she feels beat before she even gets out of the gate.
Another poster said "now you see why there is a shortage in nursing."
This post was a real eyeopener. Here is my question... how hard is it to land a job in a docs. office, do research, be an educator, etc.??? I hear in nursing there are numerous opportunities. It seems almost all nurses work in hospitals. Aren't there other avenues to go down?? And how difficult is it to land these jobs?? I do not wish to work in a hospital. I am hoping to work in an office or go on to another path. Am I dreaming here??
Help! I am supposed to start school in Jan.