Most Nurses are asked “Why did you become a Nurse?” I thought I’d ask, especially in this day and age with the turnover rate so high, job dissatisfaction running rampant, and nurse burnout now a cliche’.
Why did you stay?
I mean seriously. This job royally sucks most of the time. We very rarely get a thank you let alone be recognized for the exhaustive efforts we put forth every single day of our lives. We’re misrepresented in the eyes of the media as well as the public. According to popular belief, all we do is sit at the nurses’ station and “read books”, or maybe we’re “charting”.
Why would anyone want to do this job?
(Did I lay the negative sarcasm on thick enough?)
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