Tired of friends telling me I can do better than nursing - page 4

I just don't get it. I've gone through 2 years of prereqs and was accepted into my school's BSN program. (I start this fall.) For some reason, everyone keeps questioning me on why I want to be a... Read More

  1. by   danaRN2b
    When I first started my nursing school application process, I heard several remarks like "Why not just be a doctor?" "We're proud of you, but you're so smart, you don't have to settle with being a nurse...", stuff like that. It kind of took the wind out of my sails a little, because I was really proud of the decision I had made. What is the saddest thing, is that I started to think maybe they were right...maybe nursing wasn't a "good enough" profession to go into. Of course, I've got my head on straight now, and know that nursing school is what I should be doing--I need to be in a position where I have one on one contact with patients. I could go into other aspects of the medical field, but I don't know if I would be able to have the type of relationship with patients that I'm seeking.

    Don't let people get you down...nursing is such a noble field & we should be extremely proud of what we're doing!!
  2. by   DZcarrie
    [QUOTE=susanna]My friends say the same. But I don't think they mean to offend me by saying "more respectable". They know that being a nurse is respectable. They really mean "respected".

    well said