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I get so depressed sometimes reading this stuff. Soooooo many nurses hate their jobs. I work in construction management. Cut-throat, demeaning, nasty, ect..... more than you could imagine. I want a new career. Nursing seems like it would be a great fit, but I keep hearing all of the complaints. It is really getting me down and second guessing my thoughts of going to nursing school.

So,,,,,,,, who loves their jobs? Speak up to those of us considering this profession. Thank you.:o

I love my job. I think it is great. It is stressful, fast-paced, and demanding. But I enjoy it. I would not trade it for any other job that is out there. I like the patients that I worked with. I like knowing that when someone is in a bad part of their life that I might make it more tolerable by the care that I give.

There are so many jobs that people don't like. Problems exist in every profession. I can't really vouch for liking my job or not because I've only been at it for 2 months... So far I like it. It is definatley stressful being a new grad. THere are so many options in nursing. You could do anything from bedside care in the hospital, to community health, to teaching, to working in salons in beverly hills doing botox injections.

I get so depressed sometimes reading this stuff. Soooooo many nurses hate their jobs. I work in construction management. Cut-throat, demeaning, nasty, ect..... more than you could imagine. I want a new career. Nursing seems like it would be a great fit, but I keep hearing all of the complaints. It is really getting me down and second guessing my thoughts of going to nursing school.

So,,,,,,,, who loves their jobs? Speak up to those of us considering this profession. Thank you.:o

This is a site that allows nurses to speak on many subjects and even vent. If the vents disturb you, scroll past them.

nursejoy1, ASN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 22 years experience.

I LOVE nursing. I am in LTC, the education nurse at my facility. I love the challenges and the difference we make in our resident's lives. There are few careers that can make a difference like nurses can. We also have so many options as to the specialty we choose. You can't beat it as far as I'm concerned.

CaLLaCoDe, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

don't buy what they're selling regarding nursing. nursing is a super career choice. you're working alongside people who went to school too and have more going on in their brains and are heaps more resourceful than the common 9 to 5er. i get excited...lately i find myself getting excited with work, really. . . i'll give myself goals to complete for each of my 5 patients prior to the end of shift and juggling those goals is rewarding and quite the challenge. i recently purchased a copy of the doctor's test prep usmle just to see if i could grasp how a doctor thinks and why such and such labs are ordered. i desire not to become an md, i'm way too old for that and it really looks like a head game. challenges in this field sprout up daily. i've heard it said: you make nursing your own; no one else but you can make nursing exciting, rewarding, at times joyous at times utter ruin. a well perked up pay check doesn't hurt either ;-)

:welcome:

AmyB

Specializes in LTC.

I love my job. I work part time at a LTC facility and I love to spend time with these wonderful people that are sometimes forgotten. There are hectic days, and there are days where I wonder what the heck I'm doing, but I wouldn't trade my job for anything else out there.

ICRN2008, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health. Has 5 years experience.

My job can be very stressful at times (especially being a relatively new grad), but there isn't anything else I'd rather do.

allantiques4me

Specializes in Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home.

I love my job and nursing.I love the autonomy flexibility of nursing.You could do agency,work when where,4 hours,6 hours 8,10,12 hours.I work at a residential center for children with behavoiral issues.A campus with a garden,gym,playground,school,all in the same place,How wonderful it is to do a med pass in the garden or at the pool.its pretty laid back.only dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.I would highly recommend nursing.Youll find a niche somewhere.Good luck!!

Joe NightingMale, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med surg, cardiac, case management. Has 4 years experience.

Check out some of the other threads in the other forums. I've seen at least several that were very positive with regards to nursing.

Or perhaps one of the admins can direct you.

classicdame, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

Love it---- never boring, meets lots of interesting people, am constantly challenged to do my best

Plus, nurses make great friends and are fun to be around

Just as in any profession, there are people who love nursing and those who find out that it is not such a good fit for many different reasons. Noone can promise you that you will love it. The best thing you could do is find a few nurses to shadow for a 12-hour shift. Pick nurses in different specialities and maybe even one that works outside of acute care. Check with the universities in your area and see if they could help you set something up. Also, getting healthcare experience through volunteering or working as an aide would be a great idea.

bill4745, RN

Specializes in ICU, ER. Has 15 years experience.

ER for three years. Love my job, great co-workers, great pay and benefits.

People will complain without being asked. Sometimes you really have to push people to say something positive. Sad!

Yes, indeed nursing is stressful, but I really like my job. I like helping people, especially those who are vulnerable. I also like the financial reward and job security in nursing. :up:

JBudd, MSN

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

26 years worth: done med-surg, oncology, step-down, LTC, camp nurse, volunteered overseas, now 10 years worth of ER. Can't see myself in any other profession. Working on my masters so I can teach if I want to later.

People who go in with unreal expectations are the ones that end up "hating" it the most. There is one person shadowing a doctor here, isn't even a med student yet, but getting a real eyeful of what ERs are really like.

If you aren't really sure what nursing is all about, I'd suggest finding a hospital that will let you follow a few people around and get a good feel for it. Good luck! and hopefully welcome to our ranks!

suanna

Specializes in Post Anesthesia. Has 30 years experience.

I've turned into one of the "I hate nursing" crowd but there was a time when I would have worked for free. The only reason I took vacation was for my family- I would rather stayed at work. I worked with a great group of nurses under a director that really cared about quality care. The hospital was nurse friendly and the docs treated the nursing staff with professional respect. It lasted about 5 years and it has been all down hill from there. New management, new docs, new staff. If you can find your nitche nursing can be a wonderful job. Now Im just biding my time till pension but I do believe there is hope that not every nursing job is torture- I've seen how good it can be.

brwneyegal

Specializes in med surg, oncology, outpt and hospice. Has 11 years experience.

I love my career!!!:nurse: I would not rather be anything else than a nurse. I have been a nurse for 11 years and I love it. I do not always love my job but I do love being a nurse!!!!!:heartbeat:redpinkhe:1luvu::redbeathe

i love my job. i burned out from the er but rather than leave the profession, i found another job within it in home health.

keep in mind that many of the negative posts here are just vents. we can't vent anywhere else for different reasons, and we come here because most of the people here understand what we're feeling.

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