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Nursing? What a joke *Update with a little clarification*

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Why does every woman want to be a nurse? Do you really have no other ambition in life than to follow and do what every other mother is doing? I'm sure there are some women that have always wanted to be a nurse in order to help people and such.

 I feel like 60% of (mostly mothers) that get into nursing do so because they feel like that's the only job they can do that's obtainable and respectable.

Do you ladies really have no real dreams of your own? Do you have no confidence in yourself to do what it is YOU want to do in life?

Now this is not for the ones that dreamed of this all their life. I just really doubt EVERY one of these women that are so determined to be nurses really wanted this.

*To the people who assume that I flunked out of nursing school and am bitter I will stop you right now. I have never wanted to nor tried to pursue a career in nursing. I am finishing my Bachelor degree in biochemistry and am currently applying to med schools to become a physician. That being said I didn't post this because I think nursing isn't a respectable career, because it most certainly is. I posted this because I get sick of dealing with nurses who are sh*t because they did it for the money or because they didn't know what else to do with their life when there are people waiting in line to get into nursing school who have a true passion for helping people.*

*People will see what they want to see. If you are a typical MC frequenter than you are going to assume that I am trying to put the nursing profession down because that's what you WANT to believe. You want to make it into something it's not. I could say I believe nurses are only a step down from God and you would still say that I think I'm better than them because I didn't actually call them God. I'm not here to fight with your narrow minded-ness.

My point is FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! Nursing is NOT easy, so instead of trying to get into the program because you think it will be a piece of cake and easy money do what YOU want to do. Because if you're getting into it for the wrong reasons you will be severly disappointed! I see women around me all day in school going into or in the nursing program who just jump into it with this flippant mentality that it's some easy job that they can make some money in. THOSE are the ones I have a problem with. I also have a problem with MDs who do the same thing!

Whatever you do, do it with heart or don't bother doing it.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Why don't you mind your own business and stfu.

MrsMatthew
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Wow. Yes, it has nothing to do with the fact that nursing is a fulfilling and satisfying career... It's only because "everyone else is doing it..." Just wow.
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marinenonstop
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Ummmm nursing is a well paying profession with a work schedule that's open 24 hrs a day so it can work with anyone's schedule...which is great for working moms. What's the problem? I for one dont want to be a nurse. Too much politics and everything you do has to be ordered or approved by a dr. Im one semester away from getting my paramedic :) get to be outside..see all types of calls. Get there when the pt is absolutely at their worse. Have standing orders that i can utilize independently.. and once i get them to the hospital my job is done :)
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM

My mom and bff were both nurses, so I have a lot of respect for nurses. What I am seeing in ALL of the allied health professions is people, not just women, going into the fields due to all of the reports of shortages in the fields AND because the starting salaries are higher after a 2 year degree than almost anything around. My son has wanted to be a respiratory therapist since the age of 8. He is 8 months from his associates in respiratory therapy and in our market will start out at $30 an hour. He has found several classmates who really don't like the work, but think it is a quick way to get a degree making above minimum wage. This does not apply to all, but I see it more and more. I used to be a career counselor.

epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
I don't want to be a nurse. I can't handle blood and wounds.

I'd much rather be a teacher, a scientist.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I understand that, however, I feel sorry for these women that don't think they can follow their dreams.

Quoting LoriLou75:

I think to a degree women are (have been) stereotyped into specific trades, like nursing and teaching. It has changed alot though, and I think mothers are choosing nursing more because of the high demand and lesser amounts of education than some other proffesional fields require.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM

im sure they wanted to be nurses because they paid to go to school to be one..i will be going to school for nursing next year because its something that i want to do..not because i feel like its something i have to do....working for a pos company that in doing now is something i dont want to do but it pays the bill barely right now

marinenonstop
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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And they are what? What is oh so high and mighty that you're looking down your nose at nursing, of all things.


Quoting Anonymous:

My dreams are higher than nursing. Nice try though. ;)


Quoting Anonymous:


Oh look some one's bitter because they flunked out of nursing school!




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by Anonymous 13 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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How impractical of them to go to school for a high-demand well-paying job to support their families. 

momsince04
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM
I was a nurse until I was 5 months pregers, And i decided to be a stay at home mom. I worked in the E.R and it was hard. When you save a life, it feels like the greatest job in the world. Then you get the days, where you feel so helpless, I hated seeing kids coming in, people trying to kill themselves, it's awful, and a very demanding career. Woman may think its easy and that's why they do it, but it F's w your whole life.
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