Monday, November 9, 2009


It reminds me in so many ways that


You know the kind who go to work, go home, go to work, go home. Mixed in with cooking tea, doing housework, etc.

Nursing is my passion, my calling and not just a job.

Opps, I am in no way putting people down who work in supermarkets because that is life, and people have to do that to support their families and I admire them in so many ways, to do that every single day, they do not moan, they just do it because that is what life is for them.

And it is bloody hard out there to make a living and support a family.

Sometimes when I pick my son up from preschool (it is across the road from the hospital). I watch nurses going to work, and they look miserable, and I have asked myself, is that what I am getting myself into? But I have come to realise that I would not be doing this to just have a job to make money, it is more then that.

Nursing is so so much more then that, and throughout my training, every single week it becomes something more, it is so hard to explain.

It changes who you are, the studying, the thinking, everything.


parlez-vous-kiwi said...

Hi there,

I am a fellow kiwi that stumbled across your blog as I am seriously thinking about going back to study a bachelor of nursing next year. Its nice to read this post after hearing so many stories of overworked/burnt out nurses. At the same time, Ive spoken to a few nurses who seem to love what they are doing and wouldnt trade it for the world. I really look forward to reading more and hope 2010 is great for you!

Any tips for a potential Bachelor of Nursing student would be muchly appreciated :)

A NURSE said...

Nursing does change your whole perspective on life. It changes you. I don't know who i would have been if I hadn't have become an RN.

On the other hand, in defense of the "supermarket nurses"....after so many is difficult to stay optimistic when the work conditions become intolerable and you try so hard to do a good job and you can't because of the workload. I have been a nurse for 33 yrs and no break, doing every type of nursing imaginable to keep it fresh. Some people do find it to be a passion but don't be too harsh on those who don't because in 30 yrs or so, you may find yourself in that position ;) I am hoping not but..I wish u Good luck in your studies.....!