No, its not. I've only done clinicals and I can tell you I got treated BETTER working at a cashiering job (I worked there in my late teens) then I did on a 6 hour clinical in nursing school. Once a customer came in the store and was threatening the employees and he was told to leave. Even the manager got very upset and was very close to calling the police. Even the employees worked together pretty well to get this guy out. I can't say the same for nursing. I was told nurses have to finish the care even if they are getting injured by a patient. I can't think of one other career that allows their employees to get beaten up and abused on a daily basis. And it seems when one nurse speaks up about the bad treatment that they all have experienced... most turn against her or dont support her.
My mother,father,3 aunts,2 uncles and all my friends get lunch breaks on their job and are allowed to urinate when they need to. They don't need to feel sorry for their basic human needs. I even heard some places don't even need to tell nurses what they are fired for? huh? I guess harassing them off the floor is better. So many professions have unions and many employees feel atleast somewhat protected by their employers. Seems that the majority of nurses would beg to differ. Even during nursing school just stepping foot on the majority of nursing floors I could instantly feel the manipulation,rudeness and bad energy among the nurses. I didn't feel that way when I would visit my mother's job and the many others places of employment I've been.
It seems that many nurses have had SO many jobs. Like a revolving door..... So much for retirement huh? I just don't understand it....
No job is perfect and many people don't enjoy going to work but nursing is about as bad as it gets.