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No Escape from the Nursing Profession

I have been a nurse in a level one trauma center’s ER for seven months now and feel worthless and abused every day. I went to a prestigious nursing school for my Bachelor’s degree, have thousands of dollars in loans, all to feel like a waitress who is constantly degraded, humiliated, and yelled at every [...]

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Inspiring Words from a CNA turned LPN

Hi, I am also a CNA, I graduated LPN school awaiting my NCLEX & licensure. I know EXACTLY what you are referring to in regards to the lazy bodies that are always preferred over the real Mc Coys! I love my patients and go the extra five miles for their wellbeing,
However, it seems that the [...]

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Should I Become a CNA or Not?

Hi there. I have exactly one day left until my deadline arrives to make my decision on becoming a CNA. I am in Louisiana temporarily and have been offered a free 4 week course to become a CNA. My original major? Geophysics.
Unfortunately the schools I have checked out in Lafayette do not offer this [...]

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Going Back to Nursing After Several Years

I am an ex-nursing student. Before going to Nursing school, I was in Biochemistry. Somehow, I was convinced by my aunt that Nursing is a better career because there is so much demand. Well, I went to Nursing school and after a month and a half, I knew, I just knew that’s not what I [...]

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Nurses Pretending to Work and Get Busy

I work for Cedars Sinai. I have been working at the medical center for almost 4 years now, but before moving to the hospital, I worked at the medical center’s warehouse in another city. I had the worst supervisors that you can imagine. People that are supposed to help you and keep things in order, [...]

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Considering Another Career In the Future Besides Nursing

I am an LPN 13 years now. I worked in long term care,skilled care units,home care visits and physicians office. Most in long term (Alzheimers). I was trying to find where I really fitted in in this occupation. My favorite was Physicians Family practice office. However, the pay was the lowest. I liked [...]

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Cosmetology is NOT as Glamorous as You Think

I went to cosmetology school my senior year of high school. I thought this would be great. It would allow me to be a hair stylist thru college and make some decent money to support myself. Well, it got me nowhere. All that awful time spent in cosmetology school giving pedicures to old people with [...]

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How Times Have Change for the Nurses

Hi there, I have been at home for the past decade or so to care for my young children, and am ready to go back to school & begin a new career. Becoming an RN was my first choice, so I came here to find some feedback on being an RN. It has been eye-opening [...]

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Loving and Hating Nursing at the Same Time

I’ve been a nurse for over 12 years. I switched into nursing from the computer field. I was bored sitting behind the desk. I thought Hmm I’ve always wanted to help people. I’ll become a nurse. Wow was I shocked when I hit the floor. I couldn’t understand nurse’s [...]

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From a Male ED Nurse’s Perspective

I’m surprised to hear how you guys all seem to hate nursing. If I hated my job I would change department or hospitals or go back to school to finish my Master’s or something.
What I’m hoping is this is just a way to let off some steam and not the mindset you people take [...]

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