How nurses are treated????

  1. Hello, in a few recent thrreads I have read, I have found that a lot of rn's say that they want to escape from the health field because nurses are treated like crap and it is too much stress and b-s to put up with for their alright salary. Me being a student these things scare me because I have always been excited about nursing. What is everyones opinion? Does anyone agree with them? And if so why? Thank You!!!
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    There are SOOOO MANY Threads about this. If you do a bit of a search in the "would you recommend nursing as a career" area, I think you find a lot of the answers you seek. I do not wish to discourage you coming into nursing. I love my job, really, but we do have a LONG way to go as a profession.
  4. by   JBudd
    There are lots of horror stories, and I have a few (lot!) of my own, but there are also great places to work.
    Most of my coworkers are supportive, and work together, offer to help when we are caught up ourselves, etc.

    In my hospital, sick leave can be donated to another nurse or staff member in hard times. When my husband was ill, I was given so many hours I was able to take care of him at home for 4 1/2 months, on full (straight) pay, until his death.

    Yes, there are bullies. Yes, there are chronically late people. Yes there are managers who ignore poor performances. BUT, there are also a huge number of people who are there for you (and me) and our patients. There are great mentors, good educators, and even ( ) some pretty good managers (this from a union nurse).

    Just look at all the people posting here who will give you advice and support when you need it. Some flame you, but more support. Look for the best in people, and expect it. Offer your best. praying doesn't hurt either:kiss :chuckle
  5. by   sjoe
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