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nursing is a profession:"I'm just a nurse"

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:nurse:i am a nursing student here in the philippines and i can say that many people even the ones in nursing do not seem to see the distinction between medicine and nursing and so tend to downplay nursing as to physician's aide or something... i was even once guilty of it i admit... but if you truly understand what nursing is, you will surely appreciate it because it is the one single profession-vocation that requires scientific and evidenced-based practice as well as a holistic approach to a person.

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Things are somewhat different in the US. Everyone wants to be a nurse these days. :)

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Things are somewhat different in the US. Everyone wants to be a nurse these days. :)

You know that really tends to irritate me. I got into nursing because a nurse that took an interest in me, when I was young, helped to save my life. I thought about the different professions I could do and since i didn't really care about a lot of money I chose nursing because I could feel proud of it, remembering what that amazing nurse did for me. I even plan on inviting her to my pining ceremony if I make it that far. Anymore I see people going into nursing because of the INCREDIBLY OVERDONE campaign to publicize some made up shortage of nurses, and because they think they are going to instantly make 90k a year as a new grad. IT just drives me nuts. It really is impossible for people that actually to care about something to do it without having others attempt to tarnish it. Really is a pain IMHO. :madface:

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I sorta see both sides of this IRL. People tend to seem to respect the profession of nursing, but then again, I am the one often guilty of feeling like an assistant.

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I decided to go into nursing for the benefit of my future patients (plus personal interest). At the end of the day, I don't particularly care how much I make as long as I can survive. The knowledge that I am doing something that I want to do, that also helps others, is enough to sustain me in my endeavors.

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Anymore I see people going into nursing because of the INCREDIBLY OVERDONE campaign to publicize some made up shortage of nurses, and because they think they are going to instantly make 90k a year as a new grad. IT just drives me nuts. It really is impossible for people that actually to care about something to do it without having others attempt to tarnish it. Really is a pain IMHO. :madface:

Self-interest axiom of economics... Although the metropolitan areas may not have a shortage, much of the US does... that advertising campaign was/is necessary. Plus, if these new students were uncaring and only interested in the money, then wouldn't they rather go into business administration or something along those lines?

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All I know is that more and more nurses I know, mostly new graduates, are having a hard time finding a job ANYWHERE in the state. I live in ohio. Some are still looking for a job after 6 months. Also business administration is no guarantee of any particular income, especially in this economy. People perceive nursing to be a recession proof, 90k+ a year base, golden profession. This has lead more and more people to applying to nursing programs. Half of them I wouldn't let care for my dog.

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MoLee228 has 1 years experience and specializes in CVICU, anesthesia.

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All I know is that more and more nurses I know, mostly new graduates, are having a hard time finding a job ANYWHERE in the state. I live in ohio. Some are still looking for a job after 6 months. Also business administration is no guarantee of any particular income, especially in this economy. People perceive nursing to be a recession proof, 90k+ a year base, golden profession. This has lead more and more people to applying to nursing programs. Half of them I wouldn't let care for my dog.

I live in Ohio, too, and I haven't graduated yet but the Cleveland Clinic is still recruiting students from my program long before graduation. Both Cleveland Clinic and UH still offer tuition reimbursement programs for nursing students. There seem to be plenty of jobs still available in the Cleveland area...they may not be ER, ICU, OB, or Peds for new grads, but it seems like there is a plethora of med-surg jobs in the area.

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I live in Ohio, too, and I haven't graduated yet but the Cleveland Clinic is still recruiting students from my program long before graduation. Both Cleveland Clinic and UH still offer tuition reimbursement programs for nursing students. There seem to be plenty of jobs still available in the Cleveland area...they may not be ER, ICU, OB, or Peds for new grads, but it seems like there is a plethora of med-surg jobs in the area.

Cleveland a good place to live?

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MoLee228 has 1 years experience and specializes in CVICU, anesthesia.

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Cleveland a good place to live?

I like it here! I grew up here and returned to Cleveland after living in Florida for a few years. If you don't mind crappy weather, it's not bad at all. We don't get hurricanes, mudslides, or wildfires, and the rare tornado, flood, or earthquake is usually very mild. We just get a lot of cold, snow, and clouds :( but you get used to it after a while! :) It depends a lot on where you decide to live, there are a lot of nice apartments downtown but I would never want to live downtown. There are many nice suburbs, a few that are more trendy and full of young people, some nice college towns, etc. Pretty much anyone can find their niche, as long as they can put up with the weather! Summer, fall, and spring are beautiful, too. But somehow it seems like winter lasts forever...

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I've seen tons of people switch their majors to nursing because they have this fantasy of what it's like. That they are going to start out in pediatrics or caring for little babies. Most don't make it through the program, or complain that there are too many tests and the school set them up to fail ect. Of course some get through the cracks and manage to graduate without caring but unfortunately there's no real way to weed out the money hungry posers.

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Out of the 16 in my nursing class right now 12 of them got into it for the money. They openly admit it. :banghead:

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