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Attention NURSES (preferably experienced RN's) what are the negative aspects of nursing?

I am trying to gather as much info as I can about nursing. I have heard many good things about the profession, and plenty of bad. I'm trying to gain an understanding of the down-side of nursing. Most of the negative things I have heard are that nurses aren't treated with respect from their colleagues and administration, and are given impossible workloads. I feel like most of these stories I have heard are from nurses working in the med/surg. department. Am I right? I feel like throughout most of the negative stories I have heard, I hope it is mostly WHERE they are working, and WHO they are working with. I'd also like some opinions from nurses if it is a bad idea to go into nursing with the hopes of having a meaningful, fulfilling, stable JOB, while still being able to do other things I enjoy, such as art, music, film making, etc. In other words, I realize the dedication it takes to get through school, and to be a good nurse, but is it possible to work as a nurse and do other things? That is where I would like to be. Thanks so much to all of you for the work you do, and your help. I also wanted to ask if women or men are treated more poorly as nurses, if either?

Asked By: farout - 3/18/2010
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I find that no matter what it is in life, the loudest voices are the dissatisfied voices. It seems like a lot of nurses complain about the negative aspects of their jobs, but I think that all in all most nurses do enjoy their jobs or they wouldn't be doing it... More
Answered By: Jill - 3/18/2010
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One sad fact is that say a doctor prescribes too much of a medication and the nurse doesn't catch it, the nurse gets in trouble before the doctor and gets into more trouble than the doctor. Sort of lame if you ask me.
Answered By: Moon Crystal - 3/18/2010
 
I'm not an RN (yet) but I have been an LPN for 6 years... More
Answered By: dizzymisslizzy4 - 3/19/2010
 
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