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How much do you make ?? Rn w/ B.S. degree do you "clean" after patinets?... Read More

  1. by   Angelica
    Suzie- Do yourself a favor and find a different profession. Your posts don't give me any indication that your heart is in it, IMHO.
  2. by   angelsuzie
    ah... after visiting the website, i think i am not a "nurse" type person. I cannot have anyone(Dr. ect) to look down on me because I am a nurse. Also, I don't see myself cleaning after patients... It seems like nothing is going to change till I graduate the university, anyway. ONLY reason I considered being a nurse was CRNA.. the money is pretty good for education in a yr. compare to 4 or 5 years.
    I don't think $ 22 /hr is good. it is really low.
  3. by   Angelica
    Good post, Suzie. I am probably not the only one breathing a sigh of relief.
  4. by   ScarlettRN
    I have read so often that one of the reasons fewer people go into nursing is because of the comparisons between other people with an equivalent degree (4 year).
    I wish, in spite of the shortage, that more people would come to this site and ask the questions. It would cull the ones who don't need to be nurses before a lot of time is wasted, all around.
  5. by   Tweety
    I'm glad you're brave enough to ask that kind of question.

    We are so accustommed to body excrement that we forget that it is definately a big turnoff for a lot of people. I've had more than one person tell me they could never be a nurse and clean up after people.

    Good luck in whatever "clean" profession you choose. Go for your passion, follow your heart, don't worry about the money. If you're passionate about your work it won't matter and you'll probably make a ton of money at it anyway.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    We don't think $22 is a lot either. But most of us aren't here for the money. It would sure HELP, mind you. But again, most of us aren't here for the money or the prestige--although I'm very proud to be an RN.

    Good luck in your endeavor to find a suitable career. I think you're wise in deciding that nursing isn't for you.
  7. by   itsme
    Unless I have misunderstood you, you said a CRNA in a year??? I dont think so. I think you have to have a Bachelors degree in nursing first before you can become a CRNA. Heck of a lot more than a year. Maybe I misunderstood??
  8. by   Ortho_RN
    Suzie .. I think you have made a very wise choice.. If you are looking for money and money only and the quickest and easiest way to get it, then Nursing is soooooooo not for you... As far as the cleaning goes.. I don't know anyone who wants to clean poop, but its a necessity and you just kinda do it...

    Maybe you should look into Business classes or something.. My hubby has a Bachelors in Information Systems and got a job making $60,000 a year straight out of school...
    Good Luck in figuring something out..
  9. by   Angelica
    Wow- You guys are so nice and so diplomatic. Is there a correspondence course I can take to help me be more like you?
  10. by   renerian
    Odd pairing of questions........

  11. by   Peeps Mcarthur

    I think I know just how you feel, but in any profession there will be some kind of poop to clean up. If you're going to spend all that money and effort, as I see you are willing to go to the masters level, why not make it a point to look into other medical professions. Forget what you don't like about what you think nursing is about.......what is it that you think you like?

    I found that what I did like about nursing was the pathology, pharmacology, both as the fundamentals and the mechanics of treating disease. There isn't enough of that for me in nursing, so I changed majors.
    There are no bodily fluids, infected or not, that I cannot stand........with the exception of feces. That's the point on the graph where my gag factor and ability to suppress it meet That being said, there will always be some sort of bodily fluid involved and it will be coming out of places you never imagined! Whatever the case, it would be important for you as a caregiver of any type, to at least be able to put the patient at ease. If you show disgust for their condition you will strip them of whatever dignity as a human being they still have left. In other words, if your dignity comes before that of your patients, both you and your patients will be miserable.

    Fell free to PM me if you would like to discuss other career options. I have looked into them all.
  12. by   ava'smomRN
    i think you made a wise choice! not to be rude or negative but to me it seemed like you only want money in a shorter period of time than a doctor. anyway im glad you changed your mind, but if you really want the money, just go to school and be a doctor. you won't have to really be so worried about cleaning up after people, you'll make more than $22/hr and you won't have to take doctors looking down on you because your a nurse. and one more thing, whatever you choose in life there is always going to be someone NEGATIVE thats gonna look down on you. so don't go into a career because you "think" no one will look down on you. Good Luck! Again please forgive me if you think this was mean.
  13. by   nell
    Guess what?

    Where I work, if a doctor finds a patient laying in poop when they do their exam, they clean them up. They don't call us to do it.