Getting into Nursing Just to Get a JOB!! - page 3

I'm a nurse and I've ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. I decided to be a nurse because I am a nurturer by nature. I absolutely love taking care of people and doing my part to make them feel better when... Read More

  1. by   oneLoneNurse
    Quote from John20
    Guilty right here. If McDonalds or sweeping floors offered the same job security, salary, and flexible schedule then I would be doing one of those instead.
    Me too. When oil went south in the early 80s I went into nursing because the training was free and I knew I would never be without a job and keep my fingers.

    I recognize that nursing has made me into a more emphathetic, nice individual, BUT has also paid the bills.
  2. by   loveshospital
    Quote from ruby vee
    i think you're wrong, but i guess it remains to be seen. after all, dh and i have only been at this roughly 30 years apiece.
    each to his own,however due to the high stress level,crazy patient acuity,physical demands,disrespect,no-so great pay,other risks it is hard for me to imagine why on earth someone with complete lack of interest,no people skils choose nursing profession,seriously.

    i think it would be better to sit behind the desk sipping on coffee and flipping the pgs of victoria secret catalog.
  3. by   loveshospital
    Quote from John20
    Guilty right here. If McDonalds or sweeping floors offered the same job security, salary, and flexible schedule then I would be doing one of those instead.

    I think the people who worry most about the intentions of those going into nursing are a lot of times people who didn't make the grade in the competitive admissions of nursing school these days. Personally I worry about what people do, not what they think or what their intentions are.
    Are you kidding? I'm sorry but you cant get brain stimulation from working at mcdonalds.
  4. by   EastBayCAStudent
    Quote from loveshospital
    Each to his own,however due to the high stress level,crazy patient acuity,physical demands,disrespect,no-so great pay,other risks it is hard for me to imagine why on earth someone with complete lack of interest,no people skils choose nursing profession,seriously.

    I think it would be better to sit behind the desk sipping on coffee and flipping the pgs of victoria secret catalog.
    Nursing is hard and office jobs are not? I can tell you that a lot of people would disagree with that. There may be some easy office jobs out there, but good luck finding one, especially one that pays as well as an RN gets paid.
  5. by   Lovely_RN
    Hey let's not insult the fine workers of McDonald's O.K? Yeah I believe the person who wrote that is serious and I sooo understand where they are coming from. Please, most of my residents think I'm their personal slave, the DNS treats the nurses just as poorly as any fast food manager, and at least if I worked at McDonald's I wouldn't have to worry about killing anyone...I'm also sure there would be less paperwork. Man if McDonald's paid even 3/4 of what I get for being a nurse I would work there in a flipping heart beat. Alas, my children can't live on french fries so I guess I will be a nurse until I retire or hit the lotto.

    Brain stimulation? Are you kidding me? I'm so tired of being stimulated or should I say overstimulated at my job that I try not to think very hard when I'm not working. I've taken to watching the stupidest shows on T.V and reading trash in my off-time. Sometimes my brain is so stimulated from work that when I come home my poor DH can barely get a word out of me because I'm literally in sensory overload. Having to be at the top of your game day after day so that you don't kill someone wears a person out.


    Quote from loveshospital
    Are you kidding? I'm sorry but you cant get brain stimulation from working at mcdonalds.
  6. by   loveshospital
    Quote from Bx_RN2B
    Hey let's not insult the fine workers of McDonald's O.K? Yeah I believe the person who wrote that is serious and I sooo understand where they are coming from. Please, most of my residents think I'm their personal slave, the DNS treats the nurses just as poorly as any fast food manager, and at least if I worked at McDonald's I wouldn't have to worry about killing anyone...I'm also sure there would be less paperwork. Man if McDonald's paid even 3/4 of what I get for being a nurse I would work there in a flipping heart beat. Alas, my children can't live on french fries so I guess I will be a nurse until I retire or hit the lotto.

    Brain stimulation? Are you kidding me? I'm so tired of being stimulated or should I say overstimulated at my job that I try not to think very hard when I'm not working. I've taken to watching the stupidest shows on T.V and reading trash in my off-time. Sometimes my brain is so stimulated from work that when I come home my poor DH can barely get a word out of me because I'm literally in sensory overload. Having to be at the top of your game day after day so that you don't kill someone wears a person out.
    If you dislike your job so much you can always go back to doing something else...I'm tired of people using the same old example of McDonalds,it is like people who come from different countries complaining how US sucks,this is not a jail just like nursing isnt so you are free to get out...
  7. by   zuzi
    Thanks God that Ud give the freedom of speach! WRONG WRONG WRONG, totally WRONG!

    A nurse without a inner nurse path will be the worst nurse ever! Even if she will play all rules even if she will respect all codes and procedures, because she will not be THE NURSE, she will be just a BIONIC-NURSE a nurse for money, a nurse who a the last new opportunity he will go out from profession, a nurse who can be sell it and buy it, a nurse who want a cushion job with lot of money, a nurse FOR herself and for MONEY before a nurse for patients.

    The schools need to select well the potential candidates for nursing, they will be your future american nurses. And if you will tell me that Miss Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Manager, Director executive, PR or so many.... with high mangerial positons and "pretty classy" will be some good nurses one day if they will want....I will said you NO, is false.

    I am not american, I barely understand your language and your culture, but your moms and dads will be one day on them hands (I already have a Visa to fly back on my old wild country, just in case, loooool so is not about me...)... you want the best for them, so choose good the people who enter and finish nursing schools. Are a loooot of aspirants to become nurses, choose wise!
    Training creepy nurses you will have creepy nurses, training hearts, you will have nurses with hearts
  8. by   libnat
    Well I am not going into to nursing not to get a job but I'm sure that's already been said.....
  9. by   EastBayCAStudent
    Maybe they can find the "nurse gene" and test for it in a lab. Then the schools can limit entry to people who have it.

  10. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I'm sorry, but I would rather have a confident, smart, capable nurse who was not "called" into nursing to care for myself or my family than some vapid kid who has the idea that nursing is her "calling" but has not a lick of common sense.

    Schools should admit the most qualified candidates. If that means someone who does not have the grades to get in but has this so-called calling is left out, then SO BE IT.
  11. by   Lovely_RN
    I actually bust out laughing when I read this.
    Quote from loveshospital
    If you dislike your job so much you can always go back to doing something else...I'm tired of people using the same old example of McDonalds,it is like people who come from different countries complaining how US sucks,this is not a jail just like nursing isnt so you are free to get out...
    Thanks for the lecture...that's also another great thing about America opinions are like a certain part of the anatomy everyone has one and yours counts for just as much as mine does.

    It's amazing how self-righteous some nursing students can be. You're not in nursing for the right reasons (those "right" having been defined by me the nursing student) so you don't deserve to be a nurse and I DO. Whether you think someone should or shouldn't be in nursing is irrelevant because you aren't the gatekeeper of the profession and with NO experience except what you've acquired in clinical you don't really have a good idea of what it takes to make a good nurse.

    Trust me for all my trash talk I do my job very thoroughly and the residents never see this side of me. These days I work a bit less and I float and when I see a resident who isn't on the floor I'm currently working they ask Ms. _________ when are you coming to my floor? I have never been disciplined or had a family make a complaint about my work. In addition I have graduated from NS, passed the NCLEX, and fulfilled all of the requirements of my states licensing board. Sorry but when I was filling out my application for my LPN license and just recently my RN license I didn't see any questions about why I was becoming a nurse nor did I see any disclaimers stating that giving the wrong answer would result in a denial of my license. :icon_roll
  12. by   nicurn001
    The arguement , that if you don't like something , stop moaning and go is a spurious arguement . Some of the greatest changes in this country have come about by people who did not accept their present circumstances , the best examples of this I can think of are women seeking the ability to vote and African Americans seeking equality . If either of those groups had shut up , this would be a very different country . This is also relevant to people who come from a different country , they have seen how other societies work , they recognise both the good and bad of the USA , one of those good's is freedom of expression , so if they feel they have seen something being done better in other countries they can say so . It does not mean they think America is terrible , or that they should get out ,because maybe their insight could , as it has in the past help this country develop further , remeber after all this is a country of immigrants .
  13. by   EastBayCAStudent
    This is getting a little heated, and I just want to point out that we can't generalize about people who say they are "called" to nursing and those who chose it because they thought it was a good career move. There are certainly a million different personalities out there, and good and bad nurses mixed among both groups.

    The only difference is that those who say they are "called" to nursing felt at one time or another (maybe when they were very young) that it was the right choice. Those who chose later decided more logically, maybe later in life.

    Either way, to get into nursing requires the person is determined enough to commit time and energy toward their education. The education determines if someone is worthy of being entrusted with patient healthcare, not some "feeling." The nurse's behavior after being hired determines if they are worthy of staying a nurse.

    One may argue that a person who is enamored with the idea of being a nurse from a young age might be a better nurse, but I don't buy it. Infatuation often dies down in the face of reality.

    I'm not saying one group is better than the other, I'm saying we can't generalize.

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