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

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

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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GibsonSD92
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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You're kinda stupid..
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mom2the.rescue
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

So women who dream to be a nurse are shooting low?  No matter how high you shoot, if you're unpleasant to be around, you're not gonna be very happy.  GL with your life; stop thinking about others' choices.

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!

 


marinenonstop
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Damn you! I spat my coffee! Lmao


Quoting Anonymous:

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get that fry cook job at Burger King!


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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SusanD
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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I'm a nurse because its an enjoyable career, and frankly I'm an adrenaline junkie and being a trauma nurse fills that for me. I enjoy the rush..... probably not the answer most will give, but I freaking love it!
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caito
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Hahahaha my mom is the nurse by calling type. She's retired but damn if she didn't dote on me every time I was sick as a kid. Even now I call her any time I have a pain or illness.

Quoting VannaMae307:

I am constantly sick and I can immediately tell when someone is a nurse by calling and someone is a nurse because it's a job. The ones who just treat it like a job are terrible, they do the bare minimum and leave it at that to scurry off to the nursing station and read magazines. The ones that have it as a calling go the extra mile, they ask me how I am feeling, what I'm thinking, etc. Its sad that some women just do it as a job because a caregiver's attitude really does have an effect on the patient.


CookieMom108
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I always wanted to be a nurse, and that's what I chose as a career.  I didn't choose it because of anyone else!  It's a profession that there will always be a need for, there's a great salary, and I really enjoyed it.

CorpCityGrl
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I thought because it is a great profession that is strong and consistently grows and can be fulfilling and bring in a good salary to support a family.

In any case, I never wanted to be a nurse.  I went into finance and have never had a desire to be a nurse.

AliKatAK47
by Meanie Pants on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM
I never ever wanted to be a nurse. I don't like people, especially sick people. I always wanted to be a veterinarian and in Sept I will be going back to school to complete that dream. I also wanted to be a dog trainer but I'm fine. I train my own dogs and that's enough.
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ebbierowe
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

 well it is a job that will always be needed. and to become an actual RN it takes alot of work.

I see alot of people that are CNAs and such. My guess would be it pays decent and to become a CNA you don't need 4 years of school.

I would *think* people would be happy that people were working and not on PA. I mean first people complain that people aren't working....then when those people decided on what they want to do its not good enough???

OP I am not direct that at you..just a general question...

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Exactly!

Quoting Danielle245:

I don't exactly agree with the way you're putting it, but I do feel like so many females I talk to or went to school with are going to school for nursing. I can't imagine all of them have wanted to be a nurse all their lives. I hear job security and pay rates as ronsoning a lot. I'm majoring in accounting personally and have yet to hear of anyone outside of the school going for anything other than medical.


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