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Hurry!Run the Other Way Nurses

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 [...]

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The Undeniable Truth On Racism in Nursing

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 [...]

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Being a Nurse is NOT Easy

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 [...]

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Nursing Sucked the Life Out of Me

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 [...]

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The Disappointments of the Reality Shock in Nursing

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 [...]

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Nursing Future Still Remains a Mystery

I have been a nurse for 6 years. What have I learned during this time? I have learned I love patient care and working with families and assisting them in making hard decisions concerning their loved ones.
What do I dislike? Nurses garner no respect from their peers, managers, or administration. Families treat [...]

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Nursing Means Voice of Hope and Encouragement, Passion and Disappointment

Dear colleagues (new and old),
I have been a nurse (and no I won’t reveal my level of education as I don’t believe that it designates my level of intelligence or commitment to our profession) for over 25 years. THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL OF US.
To my new sisters and brothers in the profession: WELCOME! Our [...]

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Graphic Designer – a POSITIVE look at graphic design

I’m a graphic designer. Part freelance, part contract, and part full time (I kind of do my own thing). I decided to write something about myself, because I stumbled across this site and noticed all that there was said about graphic design is negative things. So here we go:
A lot of the views on the other [...]

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Unemployed and Searching – Is there ANY GOOD JOB out there?

At the outset, I would like to declare that I suffer from a sad mental illness called depression. Because of this problem, I have only a few moments on normal days when I am feeling happy. I have worked in many places in the last 20 years, but there are no good memories.
A few years back, [...]

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A Broken ER Tech’s Work Experience

I have worked in the medical field in various positions for 12 years. 5 of those years as a nursing assistant with an agency. I have worked in extreme conditions in some of the worse nursing homes in a city that is listed in the top 3 worst cities to live in because of the [...]

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