My RN son is leaving nursing after spending $$$ on a BSN.
He worked in NYC metro at the beginning of the pandemic. He said he realized quickly that the hospitals could give a d@mn about him. They wore garbage bags over their scrubs and got one N95 mask for the shift.
They had to do their own respiratory therapy, phlebotomy, IV's and accompany their patients to other locales in the hospital.
I always worked in hospitals that had RT's (and I am in the southeast).
He is looking in to counseling as he is having flashbacks and nightmares over this. He said not worth the money.
He is going back to school for IT.