When I was young, I dreamed to become a doctor but the problem is, it cost a lot. Then, an opportunity came to me,I was offered to study nurse by my Aunt and Uncle and of course, I grab the chance because it is still in line of the medical field.
Challenges, problems, and hindrances came to my way but because I am a natural born survivor, (joke!) I mean because I really love to be in medical field, I had passed all my studies and even the licensure exam. Then, this question bugs me...
Do I really love or hate nursing?
This question came to exist when we are looking for a job and when we already found a job. (Can we really call it a job? Yeah, job is it, but not a career...) Looking for a hospital nursing career in our country is hard to get. Hospitals are accepting us to become their Voluteer Nurses, tending to the needs of our patients but what do we get? Experiences and certificates are some of the examples that we could get but how about incentives like meal, allowance, etc? They are taking advantage of us. We are all nursing professionals. We are risking our health, our life, our time and our license that we work so hard to achieve for the past years, but what will it be for us? Will those hospital accept us all to be their staffs? Is the salary within the minimum or not? Some hospitals are also hard to enter because of this phrase, "In applying for this job, It is not what you know, It is whom you know
!" It is so hard to have a career in our profession. Some of us has work out of our field. Sad but true, right? This are the reasons why I think I hate nursing.
But then again, do I really hate nursing or the job searching difficulties that we are facing. It is common to have minor problems in the hospital when we do not satisfy the needs of our patients and superiors and because of the different attitudes and cultures that we encounter. But when I look at the brighter side, "Seeing our patient well and in good condition because we took good care of them, makes us happy. Being in a group that treats them and help them physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically and spiritually makes us proud. And knowing that our patients look for us and hearing them thanking us makes us love our profession."
Isn't it great to be a Nurse?
Now for me, I am proud to say, that I love being a Nurse!
(It just sucks to find a job, hehe joke! ^_^v peace)