"I feel a little embarassed about being a nurse."
" When people ask I tell them
"'Im an Emergency Room R.N ...
it avoids possible embarrassment"
"I still have trouble saying that "N" word! (NURSING!)"
Jeebus people, quit being pansies and man up. Who gives a .. what other people think of your career choice? I mean it's one thing to be intimidated and questioning about a major career change, but getting wrapped up in what other people think of you??? Fer cryin' out loud, who's living your life?!? There are so many questions to answer in making such a change, why complicate things 'cause of what ppl will think?
Embarrassed about being a nurse...Embarrassed to be a caring, knowledgeable, hard working, professional who helps his fellow humans, makes the world a better place, and saves lives. Wow truly mortifying!
There are so many fantastic reasons NOT to go into nursing...Can't take poopie smells, can't stand blood, disgusted by old people, uncaring, not smart enough, desire for fame and power, passionate about something else.
What other people think of my motivations, choices, or sexuality never crossed my mind until I stared seeing those posts here. Frankly, I don't think it's very masculine to be whining about, "If I become a ________, then sometime-somewhere-somebody my think less of me"
Do you soul searching. If nursing is right for you, and you think you are man enough to be a nurse...then step up and welcome to the club. If something else is more to your liking then be man enough to chase that dream.