Hi..I'm a freshman studying nursing, currently taking my prerequisite courses. I know the time when I'll actually be able to work is far off, but I can't help studying online for what it is like to be a nurse.
So far, all I can find is articles on how nurses "Eat their young" and the first year is filled with emotional breakdowns at work and bullying for making small mistakes. Also, how something like 1 out of 3 nurses quit in their first year. Also, how difficult it is to juggle and memorize charts and medicines and deal with oppressive senior nurses and doctors.
I have a strong desire to become a nurse, but these articles are disheartening. Can anyone offer some support and suggestions? I can't go to anyone else, and so, I turn to the experienced ladies (and men) at allnurses.