No wonder we are getting nursing students who are only in it for $ - page 6

grrrrrrrrrr- i don't know about you, but logging in to my computer and seeing things like this flashed across my screen upset me! nowhere in there does it talk about caring for patients, or... Read More

  1. by   ProfRN4
    Let's face it. We all need to make money. Even those of us who are well off (present company excluded) can use extra money. No one wants to work for peanuts. I went to nursing school at 18 because my father convinced me it was a good living, and I was thrilled at the idea of being finished in 2 years (and had no clue at the time I'd go back for BS and MS). We need money to live, work is hard no matter what you do, and a nice paycheck at the end of the week helps


    What bugs me about these articles and ads the OP speaks of is how fast and easy they make it sound. That anyone can do it. These ads and articles are targeting people who are not interested in a college degree, but are looking for a trade... a fast and easy way to make good money. The only way you can do that usually involves doing something illegal
  2. by   lindarn
    Quote from nurse educate
    Let's face it. We all need to make money. Even those of us who are well off (present company excluded) can use extra money. No one wants to work for peanuts. I went to nursing school at 18 because my father convinced me it was a good living, and I was thrilled at the idea of being finished in 2 years (and had no clue at the time I'd go back for BS and MS). We need money to live, work is hard no matter what you do, and a nice paycheck at the end of the week helps


    What bugs me about these articles and ads the OP speaks of is how fast and easy they make it sound. That anyone can do it. These ads and articles are targeting people who are not interested in a college degree, but are looking for a trade... a fast and easy way to make good money. The only way you can do that usually involves doing something illegal
    And as I have stated many times on this listserve, the entry into practice needs to be increased to a BSN. Present ADNs and Diplomas, grandfathered in. Our low levels of education make us seem to be easily replaced by HS dropouts, and minimally trained individuals. THAT is what the hospitals WANT the public to think. Then they won't squawk and complain, when they get suboptimal care, and complain that they did not see a nurse for the entire shift.

    We are not doing ourselves any favors by not damanding the entry into practice be increased. We are perpetuating a substandard education that benefits only hospitals and nursing homes.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
  3. by   AgentBeast
    Quote from cherrybreeze
    Whoever said it was? Having a passion/desire/WHATEVER you want to call it does not replace or equate to competence. The two aren't mutually exclusive. Both of the posts I quoted seem to think that you either have one or the other.

    You are reading entirely too much into what I said. I simply stated a fact. Nothing more, nothing less.
  4. by   One2gofst
    Quote from cherrybreeze
    What exactly made you come to EITHER of these conclusions? I never so much as even eluded to either idea. I don't begrudge anyone the chance to make as much for themselves as possible. You are really reaching.
    There was only one conclusion. I will admit I took your previous post of "I won't even get into what I think of million dollar salaries," to mean that you don't believe professional athletes to be paid millions, even though that is what they have negotiated for themselves and the market bears it out. If I mistook your attentions I apologize and would humbly request you explain to me what you really meant.

    I apologize twice if your questions of "who would you rather" pitting a supremely competent yet ambivalent professional vs. a mediocre yet passionate professional were not designed to elicit the response in favor of the latter.
    Thanks.
  5. by   loveblossom
    This post seems like deja'vu....Same argument different day.
  6. by   MMA-N-Nursing
    True Story telling time:
    I do nursing for the money. But that does not mean I am a heartless, incompassionate person. I still love my patients and take care of them to the best of my abilities with TLC. Nursing was not my calling. It was actually when I was working as a security guard @ Kaiser and befriended some nurses, they told me to go to a nursing school so I could join them. After hearing it over and over and being annoyed by my friends, thats when I started looking for a nursing school and I said to myself "its worth a shot"

    Now, I work at LTC and the DON and my co-workers both Nurses and CNA and alert patients praise me how kind I am.

    and Just to annoy/4tehlulz you forum critters,
    I, Jason LVN, Do nursing and I am in it just for the money!
    I give TLC @ the LTC and everyones happy.
    My nursing skills pays the bills.
    I enjoy doing it I will forever do it.
    As long as DON's happy with my work performance, I am happy
    NOW GIMME MY MONEY!

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