LPN………A suck ass job!

I am a 33 year old LPN. I have been doing this for 13 years. I was encouraged to go on to get my RN ..so I took all the necessary steps required and got accepted into a RN program .. one day while sitting in class I realized I HATE NURSING!!! I got tired of people saying ….”Oh you’re an LPN? when are you going to get your RN?” so I felt like going further should be my next step but I when I really looked at my fellow RN and LPN co workers ….nearly all of them looked OLD! they were obese, smoked, stressed out….I thought to my self.. “Um, I’ve got to get out of this before I look like that!”
The reasons I hate nursing are as followed:
I don’t feel appreciated.
The pay is too low.
The way a lot of the MD’s, PA’s and ARNP’s treat you is ridiculous.
You rarely get lunch brakes (unless you smoke!)
The patients and their families are totally rude.
I’m rarely off on holidays.
I’m always sick because the patient’s come in coughing and hacking every where without covering their mouth!
Too many potential lawsuits so every little thing has to be documented.
I’m up on my feet for nearly the whole shift, rarely having time to go to the bathroom.
Nurses eat they’re own…meaning there’s lots of backstabbing.
There’s no retirement..why do you think you see so many OLD nurses? No retirement!
The nurses are the ones doing EVERYTHING..the practitioner sees the patient for <5 min. then gives you the paperwork to carryout all those orders.
I only continue to do this because I need the income and unfortunatly this is the only job I have training in…I’m working on changing that.. Now I’m in school working on a BS degree in Information Technology. I’d rather deal with the world of computers and everything technical than deal with people! Plus I don’t have to worry about having someones LIFE in my hands not-to-mention the PAY will be so much better!!
Nursing does NOT make me happy! The only time I’m happy at work is when I’m leaving for the day! I always think about quiting because I get tired of being talked to and treated like a dog. I think Nursing is a DEGRADING job..a glorified “do girl”…do this..do that..get this..get that.. NURSING SUCKS!
In less than 5 years I hope to have my BS degree in Information Technology building & maintaing websites along with making my Photographic dreams come true..I want to have a gallery showing one day.
Being on my computer and in my digital darkroom makes me happy :-)
I don’t encourage anyone to get into NURSING!! you always hear that there’s a shortage of nurses….get in it and you’ll know why! I’m getting OUT!!