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Who loves it??????

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by auwrestler197 auwrestler197 (New) New

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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nursejoy1 has 22 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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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.

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CaLLaCoDe is a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

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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 ;-)

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AmyB specializes in LTC.

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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.

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ICRN2008 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health.

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

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allantiques4me specializes in Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home.

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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!!

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Joe NightingMale has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med surg, cardiac, case management.

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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.

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classicdame is a MSN, EdD and specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

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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

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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.

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