No. If i made my choice now i would not pick to be an RN. Unfortuantly, now is not the time i want to go back to school. I just got done, im 24 years old and im just not up for it again. I feel like i am stuck in this career. Maybe one ady my fiance will make enough money where i don't need to work and can go back to school for something i enjoy :)...HA! (one can only dream...).
No, as anurse we are SO under appreciated and treated like slaves that have to meaning in life. My job could care less about me, all they are about is money. Example: I need to have an upcoming surgery where i need 5-7 days off work (per doctors orders) and he said it NEEDS to be done before January. So, i talked to my manager to give her a heads up MONTHS in advance, and worked out a date where i wouldn't need to take that much time off. I thought i was being pretty resonable. Schedule comes out...and im scheduled for the day she said i could have off!!!!! the same day i am scheduled for surgery. Um....??? When i asked her about it, she told me she was unable to give me that time off because we are already short staffed for 4 people on maternity leave.
What do you mean you cant give me off on a date i NEED to have surgery?? Like you are F****** KIDDIN ME?? So i immediatly contacted the surgeon, who i know well because i work with him, and told him about it. He wrote a letter and signed a medical leave form. My manager is PI$$ED at me right now, and i am pretty much on her sh!t list. Crap like this happens all the time though. They could care less about you, your health, your family or anything else. They see you as a servant, a slave basically non-human life form that doesn't havea life outside of work.
Patients and family see you as the nurse, the doctor, a servant, a slave, a mechanic, a plumber. Basically they expect nurses to know how to do EVERYTHING. Once a patient's TV wasn't working...i don't know how to fix it. I was going ot have to call maintenence. he literally yelled at me because i didn't know how to fix the TV and demanded a different nurse "who knew what they were doing." If i woudn't loose my job over it, i would tell 90% of my patients and their familes to ki$$ my a$$..
END of my rant :)