Kinda Worried!!! Advice Please! - page 3
I was reading some posts on another board and became alittle worried.....any advice you can give me is really appriciated. Here's my story... I will "hopefully" begin Nursing school Fall 07 or... Read More
Jan 4, '07Occupation: I am currently a certified nurses assistant Specialty: So far, just geriatrics and med-surg ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 2I'm not a nurse yet, but I work in the nursing field as a nurses assistant. From my experience, I can tell you that if you love helping people, then nursing is for you. Nursing can be an incredibly stressful field, especially if you're a student ( and I know, because I am one) but if you keep in mind your primary goal of helping your patients, then it will be a career that you will love. It might take a few job changes to find the right employment that fits your life. You can do anything with nursing - you can work in human resources, you can travel the country, you can volunteer and travel the world. Nurses are so needed right now. If you go into nursing, the world is your oyster.
Jan 4, '07Specialty: L&D, PACU ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 632; Likes: 314You can find people who hate nursing, and those who love it.
When I talk to my SO about it (because it comes up every once and while), he brings up a very valid point. Not everyone loves their job in other fields. As a matter of fact, we're both not sure but what most people would NOT say that they love their jobs. Some people work in rain and snow, doing hard physical work, in dangerous conditions. They do it because they have to have the money to provide for their families. They don't do it because they love it. Some people work in boring repetitive jobs, because that's what they can get.
I think in nursing you have the flexibility to shop around in different areas until you do find something that makes you happy...most of the time. That makes it kind of a unique field. The guys picking up garbage, or logging, or even fixing downed electrical lines in the middle of a storm may not have a lot of options. We do. I think that's cool!!!
Jan 4, '07Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 73; Likes: 12LOL!!! Halinja.....my husband used to be a logger and loved it! He's a builder now, but when he has had a bad day he goes out and jumps on some logging equipment and takes it out on our land...LOL!!! I just thought that was funny.
Anyways, I do agree with you. There are many faults in every job, but I do think you need to wake up in the morning (or afternoon) and look forward to the day (or night) ahead.
As my father has always said "Live to work. Don't work to live". Sometimes easier said than done, but it's hard to argue that point with a man who came from a forgein country at 18 learned english, put himself through college, and has done every job under the sun to find what he enjoys....
Jan 4, '07Occupation: LPN Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Pediactrics geriatrics med surg L+D ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 21dont worry, it is called venting but i know i get upset sometimes but who doesnt, i do know this i have been a nurse all my life and i dont see myself doing anything else i love it! now there are times where i want to scream!! But thats normal it is a high stress job, but its nice to do something good for people though just go with it you will know by the end of your first semester if this is for you
best of luck
Jan 4, '07Occupation: staffnurse at a residential center for children with behavioral issues Specialty: Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 498; Likes: 47Wanabenurse,honestly,I have been in the medical fIEld since i WAS SIXTEEN YEARS OLD,iVE ALWAYS KNOWN IN MY HEART i WAS MEANT TO BE A NURSE.I took afew years off to raise my kids,it seems like when i came back to nursing it was horrible.Nowadays it seems like its all about money.Not truly caring for the patients.In my heart I feel I am doing what God wants me to.I sort of shopped around for a job until I felt i was really making a difference in peoples lives.I now totally love my job as a nurse again.Youll just need to find your niche in nursing.I used to love LTC,now Im in a totally differnt area of nursing and wouldnt trade it for the world.You might find youll need to do the same.But the door is wide open after you become a nurse.Im sure you will find an area that you love!!Good luck and dont give up!!Im sure youll do well.