Not what I expected it to be….Nurse

I have been a registered nurse for about 1 year now, and boy oh boy, it is not what I expected it to be. I am not enjoying it and I am very unhappy. I dread every time I have to go to work.

RN was never my first choice, kinda just fell into it, I guess. I first received my BA in another field and I worked in that area for a few months. Then there were some life changing events so I was sort of talked into taking nursing as a career since it was good money.

So I did and in many ways I wished I took another field instead like real estate or something in the mortgage/financial business. The medical field especially nursing is such a mess, always working under staffed, high patient load, mandatory overtime, under appreciated, not enough pay for what we do, and I can go on and on and on. I guess I can always take another course but I don’t want to be looked at as a failure, quitter, unstable, or simply someone who can’t make up their mind on what they want to do as a career.

Overall, I do enjoy working with patients and families, it’s just the other BS that comes along with nursing and there are times when I can say I HATE NURSING.

But for now, I gotta continue to pay the bills….Sign me