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I waited my whole life to go to nursing school and become a nurse. Nursing school was rough and I had one abusive instructor, but I stuck with it until I graduated with my BSN. After school, I went from one nightmare job to another. I suffered horrible anxiety attacks, vomiting and severe [...]more
I started in nursing as a little girl when my mom would prepare a pot of soup and corn bread for us to eat and then take what was left to the elderly in our neighborhood. She would say when I get to their home to clean up the dishes and pick up any clutter [...]more
When I was younger, all I cared about was animals. I persuaded everyone around me that I was going to be a vet. Times changed, I grew up, and people became my number one priority. I am very outgoing, I love helping others, and I figured heck-why not nursing! Plus I can handle blood, guts, [...]more
I have only been an RN for a year, in a department I am NOT crazy about at all. Staffing is awful, I’ve experienced a true workplace bully, and because our patients are relatively healthy, they treat us like their personal assistants. An example to illustrate this point: a patient once told one of our [...]more
I wake up every morning and say the Our Father to myself in order to get me through another day of backstabbing, demoralization, and disappointment in humanity. I am a RN-BSN.
PLEASE reconsider if you are considering becoming a nurse because I know once that time/money is invested in a education, you have reached the [...]
This past weekend I worked a 12 hour shift both Saturday and Sunday. By the time I reached home I was burnt toast. It was impossible to complete what was expected of me in the 12 hours that I worked. I was so exhausted by the time I got home, I couldn’t unwind.
I have been a nurse for 37 years. I can’t retire yet because I’ve worked in nursing homes and I don’t have a retirement plan.
Nursing has changed so much in the last few years, I would advise anyone not to pick this profession. The state dictates the work and workload (amount of people needed to [...]
I’ve been a CNA for eight years at the same nursing home, and I love my job. So it seemed only natural that I should go to nursing school. 3 years and $40,000 in debt, and I think I’ve made a terrible mistake.
I really, really, really, hate nursing. Everything that I love [...]
I am a RN with 26 years in the field and have been mostly in the psychiatric and gerontology fields, you know, old folks homes. Well, it has been a rough last ten years working in the hard psych floors, but that presently is not my bitch.
It is the place where I have had been [...]
I’m glad to here that I’m not alone in my feelings of nursing. I have been a floor nurse for only a year now and have already decided to leave the profession.
I was spoon fed how wonderful a career in nursing is. I’m sure you guys have all heard it too: “its great money, you [...]