I used to be a teacher… now I am a new nurse. There are pros and cons.

I used to be a teacher… now I am a new nurse. There are pros and cons.

In my state teachers are paid very low wages. With a Masters degree in Bilingual Multicultural Education, fluent in two languages other than English and able to speak another two, I was paid $35,000 per year. When I was an LPN, working the same hours (about 48hr/wk), I made $40,000. As an RN about $80,000. So those are the pros.

The cons are the people in nursing. There are a lot of old ladies that need to move on and realize that young folks have a huge edge on them. We think fast, and we can handle the ease of dealing with the basic science of nursing. I have a Zoology undergraduate degree and a chemistry minor that make my nursing coursework laughable.

So those old, crabby, bitter nurses who smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, or the ones who are a lazy and large as beached whales, need to move on. Go away, far away, and let “nursing” change into a title like, “Medical Manager”. As a male, I do not “nurse” I neither have the breasts nor the mentality. I care for patients, not nurse them.

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