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Nursing is Just a Job- common myths in nursing

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I think nursing is a "calling" for some, a profession for many, a career for most, and a just job for the rest.

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SororAKS has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU/CCU, Open Heart OR Recovery, Etc.

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I would call it neither "a calling", nor "just a job" for most nurses.

I see it as a profession, or at least a highly skilled trade.

I see it as a profession as well.

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Teresag_CNS has 34 years experience and specializes in ICU, trauma, gerontology, wounds.

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I may have misunderstood what you meant by "Nightingalish," but it sounds like you're not familiar with her life and career. Florence Nightingale defied her parents as a young woman to study the nursing profession because she felt strongly about devoting herself to something useful in life rather than marrying and settling down to what she considered a life of idleness typical of upper-class women. She revolutionized hospital care and nursing education. She was the first woman inducted into the Royal Statistical Society for her work in the then-new field of epidemiology. She was not doing "a job." She was committed to improving health through nursing.

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Teresag_CNS has 34 years experience and specializes in ICU, trauma, gerontology, wounds.

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I think it's important that we nurses not allow employers to define us. Although they may treat us as a necessary evil (and I believe that is true), we don't have to embrace that misrepresentation of our profession.

Nursing is a profession. Employers (and policymakers, and often the public and physicians) might choose to treat us as less than a profession, but that does not change my identity.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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He told me that the man is the head of the household, and if I didn't submit to my husband I was breaking God's laws.

I love how the men who go around quoting (or paraphrasing) those verses forget the part commanding husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church. In other words, sacrificially -- Christ doesn't beat or otherwise lose his temper with the church. :rolleyes:

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