Hi. I'm a nursing student, doing well in school, graduate in September. I've been working at my degree for almost 4 years; pre-reqs. and waiting to get in..... then transfering to another school. Anyway, I'm still plugging away.
I visit this site often, and it seems like all I read/see is negativity. Nurses who hate their jobs, bad preceptors, toxic work enviornments, mean charge nurses, evil co-workers, ungrateful patients, rude doctors, etc. etc. etc.
Nurses with broken backs, broken spirits, and broken bank accounts. People on skid row.
Any nurses out there who LIKE their jobs? ENJOY their patients or coworkers? Reaping the REWARDS of nursing school in great enviornments where they are utilized in a positive way?
I'm sorry, but all this negativity is really bumming me out!!!
Feb 22, '07
Ah, don't sweat it. People are venting; other members understand and can often help you see clearly or find the humor in some things that families and friends can't begin to understand.
I like my job, my co-workers, classmates and the vast majority of my teachers. I wouldn't say nursing school is necessarily a great environment where I am utilized in a positive way, but it is a means to the end and I'm grateful to be here.
I don't know a lot of nurses on skid row, though . . .
Last edit by hikernurse on Feb 23, '07