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MEN, dont come into nursing

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Has 12 years experience.

I ve worked in hospitals and nursing homes. It sucks. Dont let people here convince you on how great it is. If you are going back to school dont hang onto the mentality of "nursing is a great career there where always be jobs" that was 10 years ago when that was true. do research, there are no nursing jobs. People from overseas come here by the boat and take jobs. The wage is on the down trend, there are more then enough nurses to replace those ready to retire. Please if you are just getting into college pick a less stressful, good paying career choice. PPLEASE research on forums and here from nurses who are not happy with their career. coorprate has destroyed nursing. Dont listen to the few on here who say nursing is so wonderful, i promise you when they run out of paxil and adivan, which is fueling there happiness, they will no longer be posting on these boards on the issues of how great their jobs are.

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I enjoy my ED most days. It's pretty much like any job in respect that's it's still ..... Work. I'd rather not have to do it at all.

In saying that I have encouraged my children to get good quality high school education so they have a choice to go medicine or IT etc. but NOT nursing ever ever. Thankless job.

I do think that men are promoted faster than women.

And I agree with the foreign nurse ********. Taking jobs from the local born/trained.

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liberated847

Specializes in CEN, CFRN, PHRN, RCIS, EMT-P. Has 10 years experience.

I ve worked in hospitals and nursing homes. It sucks. Dont let people here convince you on how great it is. If you are going back to school dont hang onto the mentality of "nursing is a great career there where always be jobs" that was 10 years ago when that was true. do research, there are no nursing jobs. People from philipines come here by the boat and take jobs. The wage is on the down trend, there are more then enough nurses to replace those ready to retire. Please if you are just getting into college pick a less stressful, good paying career choice. PPLEASE research on forums and here from nurses who are not happy with their career. coorprate has destroyed nursing. Dont listen to the few on here who say nursing is so wonderful, i promise you when they run out of paxil and adivan, which is fueling there happiness, they will no longer be posting on these boards on the issues of how great their jobs are.

So sorry you hate your job, I still love mine, but there's no reason to disagree with you because opinions are just that....... Now, where's my 'ativan'? I'm late for my dose.... Washing it down with some Kool-Aid LOL

liberated847

Specializes in CEN, CFRN, PHRN, RCIS, EMT-P. Has 10 years experience.

And I agree with the foreign nurse ********. Taking jobs from the local born/trained.

Don't demonize those brave souls coming to the US seeking a better life, blame the greedy employers trying to exploit them....

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Yes this is true. I have a bit if a love/hate relationship with America. Very capitalist. But he potential is amazing.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Somebody has nothing better to do at 4 am, 5 threads in 13 minutes all saying "Men don't go into nursing". I guess you women can waste your time in nursing. He doesn't care about you.

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 19 years experience.

So sorry you dislike your career so much. While I am not quite as negative, there is a lot that you said that I agree with. While there are still nursing jobs, the positions that are open are usually not desirable ones. The better positions get snapped up by internal candidates, and if they aren't believe me there will be a very good reason nobody internally wanted it. Pay is stagnant at best. I have been with the same facility for almost 20 years and am only making $5.00/hr more than when I started plus benefits have decreased and insurance rates have gone way up. Combine that with cost of living increases and I figure I actually make less now than when I started. I can't comment on the influx of foreign nurses since there are literally none that I have seen in my area, but I do understand that it is a real issue elsewhere.

Now that I have managed to depress myself writing this...maybe I need some paxil and ativan!

PS. Why the title, "MEN, don't come into nursing"? I guess it's ok for us ladies to get suckered into it.

HappyWife77, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology RN-BC and FNP MSN student. Has 21 years experience.

You can't even spell ativan correctly.... yea maybe you should keep your prospects open for another field.

Life is what you make of it. I know some most excellent male nurses and admire them and love working with them! :yes:

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

I ve worked in hospitals and nursing homes. It sucks. Dont let people here convince you on how great it is. If you are going back to school dont hang onto the mentality of "nursing is a great career there where always be jobs" that was 10 years ago when that was true. do research, there are no nursing jobs. People from overseas come here by the boat and take jobs. The wage is on the down trend, there are more then enough nurses to replace those ready to retire. Please if you are just getting into college pick a less stressful, good paying career choice. PPLEASE research on forums and here from nurses who are not happy with their career. coorprate has destroyed nursing. Dont listen to the few on here who say nursing is so wonderful, i promise you when they run out of paxil and adivan, which is fueling there happiness, they will no longer be posting on these boards on the issues of how great their jobs are.

Maybe you should look for a different job in nursing, sounds like your place of employment isn't a good fit.

I love my job. I have a fantastic quality of life. I make more than a comfortable salary.

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Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

You just graduated in Jan 2013....maybe nursing just isn't for you?

seconddegreebsn

Has 1 years experience.

Hmm..the jobs are going to people who don't think the work is below them and know how to spell "Ativan", wow - what a shame

Mr. Murse

Specializes in critical care. Has 7 years experience.

I'm tired of posters like this coming in who have had a bad experience with the career and then go and act like it's the same across the board. I'm sorry you think nursing sucks, but many of us love it. I've been surprised at how much I love my job, honestly. My being male has actually made me enjoy it even more, and I'm on no happy pills. ha.

To anyone considering nursing, it's not for everyone, this is true, and apparently the OP was one of these who should not have gone into nursing. But many, many people love the career and find it enjoyable and rewarding, myself being one of them. I had two job offers before I even graduated from school and somewhere in my hospital is always hiring, so it's not true jobs aren't out there. Some areas are harder to find than other, and if you have an attitude like the OP I'm guessing no one wants to hire you anyway, but they are out there.

If you hate your job and/or can't find one, I'm sorry but it's your fault, not the career's.

To the OP, maybe you haven't found the right job yet or it just wasn't meant for you.......or it's going instead to committed nurses who can spell "adivan" correctly. heheh......

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ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

The OP is also an ADN and as we know that is limiting his options. (not trying to start a flame war-I'm an LPN and I know how that limits me)

chiandre

Specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH. Has 25 years experience.

To OP, if you are not happy, please DO something about it. Everybody has a right to complain, but not a right to disrespect other people. If people come to US to practice nursing, who gave anybody the audacity to insult them?

As for people who love nursing, good for them. However, why must we conclude that they love their profession because they are addicts?

You have a right to your opinions, but DO NOT violate the rights of others.

liberated847

Specializes in CEN, CFRN, PHRN, RCIS, EMT-P. Has 10 years experience.

I doubt we will hear from the OP again, by now he surely left nursing for a more manly job in construction LOL

nursel56

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 45 years experience.

I love it that more men are choosing nursing as a career. Diversity makes for a healthier "whole", and that's a fact, not a Paxil-Ativan fueled delusion. smile.gif

Wow we have a bad day or something?

Mainly I think we can take your points that you make to not go into nursing and apply it to about any job out there and tell people you shouldn't go into it. you shouldn't go into construction because of this and that. Don't be a mechanic because of this and that.

Yes there is stress for us that work in health care, but EVERY job has there own unique stressers.

Health Care jobs are not in any unique position of having trouble fiding a job. Many other careers out there have people that have a degree in something and having a hard time getting a job.

Even talking about nurses coming here from over seas can be considered pointless when you look at many jobs that we use to have here in the U.S that are now being shipped OUT over seas.

The economy as a whole is not good and MANY jobs have wages on the down trend.

So I would like to know what suggestions you have people go for in college that have all kinds of oppertunities for employment, have wages sky rocketing, and is stress free.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

I ve worked in hospitals and nursing homes. It sucks. Dont let people here convince you on how great it is. If you are going back to school dont hang onto the mentality of "nursing is a great career there where always be jobs" that was 10 years ago when that was true. do research, there are no nursing jobs. People from overseas come here by the boat and take jobs. The wage is on the down trend, there are more then enough nurses to replace those ready to retire. Please if you are just getting into college pick a less stressful, good paying career choice. PPLEASE research on forums and here from nurses who are not happy with their career. coorprate has destroyed nursing. Dont listen to the few on here who say nursing is so wonderful, i promise you when they run out of paxil and adivan, which is fueling there happiness, they will no longer be posting on these boards on the issues of how great their jobs are.

As someone else here has said, perhaps nursing isn't for you or perhaps the placed you've worked aren't a good fit for you. It also almost sounds like you've become either disillusioned or depressed about your career choice. I'm male. I did my research. I'm not on ativan or paxil. Is nursing tough? Yep. Others have described me as incredibly tough and resilient. Don't get me wrong. I can tell very quickly when a place has a high potential for toxicity or actually is toxic, but I can also tell pretty quickly when I'm the one that's not a good fit. I'm at a place where I've been for 12+ years. I've been places where I was there long enough to find another job because it was that toxic.

This isn't my first rodeo.

Men, nursing can be very, very manly. If you want to be a nurse, do it!