Quote from SeanyRN
I've noticed a trend on this board. Nurses on this board dont like being nurses and it is very sad and discouraging. Everyday I check out this board to see what people are talking about. There are always threads about "Quitting 4 months into nursing, why are they all leaving, what career would you have chosen if you werent a nurse, help new job and miserable already, anyone quit a job to go into nursing and then regretted making the decision, etc,etc,etc. I read these threads and it makes me very scared about the future of nursing. Something has to be done!! I've been a nurse for 8 months. And im starting to feel the same way. When people say wow you have your bsn. I think to myself who cares, nurses get treated like crap. Today I had to call about 8 different doctors, a dialysis nurse, case manager who had no clue what to do, and inform them on the care of the patient. This is why so many people leave nursing. I hate having to say "im going back to school next year to be a crna or maybe med school" depending on how I feel. Why do we get treated soooo bad.
I dont think it is this website that is depressing to me, but how nurses themselves eat each other alive. I think it is NURSES who dont respect nurses, not people in general. I have been given nothing but respect from non-nurses for being a nurse.
Look at how we talk to each other "Oh, I am an RN, your an LPN, you're not really a nurse." Or I am a BSN, you're only an associate/diploma RN, your're not really a nurse"
The constant, "I am a nurse more than you are a nurse" is REDICULOUS, downgrading and sad. We are all in this field together right? Oh, and i think the one that really floored me was "Oh, psych nurses arent real nurses." :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire $#@%!@# STOP THE BULL PEOPLE!!!
As far as the other threads about people quitting: happens in EVERY job field, and those aren't typical. We'd really have a true nursing CRISIS on our hands if that was the norm, and NO ONE would go into nursing school.
Good luck to you, and I plan on going on for my BSN...so therefore i must like what I do