So there are threads dealing with the negativities of nursing. Probably!
Are there more complaints of the inadequacies of nursing? Probably!
Should you let it deter you from pursing your desire to become a nurse? It shouldn't.
It is perfectly okay to listen (read) the pros and cons of a profession you are about to embark on because you will be investing valuable time, efforts and money into this profession. Should that stop people from venting? Absolutely not and thankfully it will not.
One should be adult enough to separate facts from fiction.
I do believe that if one is adult enough to make a decision to go into nursing and take control of people's life (in your care of them), then one should be able to deal with discussion topics, the negatives and the positives alike.
If you have your mind set on doing something, why then should you let the words of another discourage you? When you should be doggedly pursing the goal you have set for yourself. You should let those words go in through one ear and filter out the other. By "filter", I mean be selective; choose what is useful to you and discard what is not.
I might find it a tad annoying to be selective with discussion topics in order not to affect your supposedly determined goal of pursuing nursing. If you LET (give permission to) another deter you from your set goal, then you are NOT the person you thought yourself to be. Such a person is fickle and I would be wary of making an association with such a one. For me, that would translate that when the chips are down, that person will not have your back. Have a backbone!
We mean well and we all learn from each other. In my postings and thread, I try to be as objective as possible because, yes, I do understand that other people read and perhaps may be vacillating on what choice to make of nursing. But pray, do not presume to ask others to censor their words. These are people's subjective feelings and unless you have walked a mile in another's shoes, you cannot presume to dictate what people should or should not do. You can only seek to understand...
In reiteration, we do not hate the nursing profession itself but might have issues with the way it is being run.
(Some do hate nursing, but that's okay too.)
These words are explicitly the views of the writer alone; they do not reflect other people's opinions.