"why DO you want to be a nurse?? are there really no jobs for a Psych major?
is it a form of self punishment? If you are consciously grossed out doesn’t that ‘vibe’ get picked up by the patient?
know more nursing students that are sqeamish about the human body and
yet continue to persue an education that makes them suffer and cry–yet
they go back for more- some because they want to be seen as ‘good’,
caring, women. Doesn’t psychiatry call this masochism?"
This made me realize that I must not be doing a good enough job of
letting you guys know that I do love what I am doing, it just gets hard
at times. I use this site to release my stress about my days because it
is a whole lot cheaper than seeing a therapist! (MuMo, I believe you
call this "
Sometimes I start an entry out extremely angry, and by the time I am
halfway through, I start seeing the good in what happened, and I have
to delete the whole thing and start over with a better attitude. I’ll
admit, there are days I really want to quit. But there are other days,
such as the day my patient pushed himself farther than he knew
possible, that I can’t imagine doing anything else. And on those days
when I want to cry or leave for good, I look at my patients, and how
the other nurses come into the room, do exactly what they are supposed
to do, and then leave. A good example is my patient from last week. The
nurses didn’t talk to him, encourage him, or take the time to see the
good in him. But I did. Because I care. Yes I do get grossed out by the
physical stuff at times, but the mental stuff? The part of nursing I
honestly consider the most important? I think I am right there with the
best of them, and I won’t let anyone convince me otherwise. So I am
exactly where I need to be, not because I am a masochist, but because
my patients now, and in the future, need me.