Quote from VILLA
Hello everyone;is nursing that bad? ?
On one hand ... this is a bulletin board where nurse come to vent ... where nurses with some sort of question or problem come to get suggestions ... etc. People without some sort of problem rarely post simply to say how happy the are. So, you have to understand that you are seeing a somewhat slanted view of the profession here. Take that into consideration.
On the other hand ... There are very real reasons for there being an international nursing shortage. Nursing is hard work and much of that work is not very glamorous or very much appreciated. As a predominantly female profession, it has generally been oppressed (and sometimes abused) by other professionals. And, to paraphrase another person who often posts here, "Nursing school doesn't cure you of your personality flaws." Nursing has its share of people who aren't so nice -- just like every other line of work.
Personally, I really like my current job and the people I work with. But that has not always been the case. My 28-year career has had it ups and downs -- just like it probably would have if I had chosen another profession.
Nursing can be a great profession if it is the type of work that you want to do and you have the strength, flexibility, etc. to make it work for you. However, it has it's share of problems and you need to be prepared to deal with such problems if you are going to make a success of it.
Good luck with whatever you decide.