So, I don’t think merely asking people for donations on Facebook or Tumblr is going to work just because all my friends are college students. And we’re all broke. I’ve been thinking of other ways, but I’m coming up blank. I was considering baking cookies (cause my chocolate marshmallow sandwich cookies are banging), however, baked goods will only get me so far.
I don’t know. Any ideas?
My room is clean. I don’t have work until next Tuesday. My bills are paid. I can finally relax.
Also, I finally finished my first book since freshman year of college! Yay!
I’m not going to be a nurse.
After I believed I had thoroughly convinced myself that my heart was in Nursing, I have come to the realization that Nursing is not for me. Yea, it took three long years, but I guess I needed to work in the hospital to figure out I CAN’T BE A NURSE.
I truly think nursing is one of the toughest occupations out there. I currently work on a cardiac floor and the nurses there are always so burnt out by the end of their shift. I can’t even handle stress well at this point, so I have no idea how I’m going to deal with it when I have the task of caring for five patients all at once. To add even more to the stress load, I can’t forget that I would be responsible for multiple lives at a time. There are so many things that can go wrong when taking care of a patient. For example, a nurse may:
- Forget to leave the bed alarm on, allowing the confused Alzheimer’s patient to climb out of the bed, fall, and break their hip.
- Follow the doctor’s orders to administer a medication, but then a sudden adverse effect occurs in the patient after said medication interacts with another. Then, the doctor accuses the nurse of negligence for not clarifying the order with her/him when her/ him is also fault because they prescribed the medication in the first place. THEN THE NURSE GETS FIRED ALONG WITH THE REMOVAL OF HER LICENSE AND CAN NO LONGER PRACTICE. AHHHH. Okay, this may seem a little over dramatic, but this has happened before!!!!
Since we live in such a litigious society, I’m probably going to get sued or get my license taken away if something does go wrong. I DON’T WANT THAT PRESSURE.
Nurses should receive a high amount of respect for what they do. Their career does not require much as education as doctors, but the work requires someone who has extreme compassion, a strong mind and heart, and a need for meticulousness. I don’t think you can love nursing if you do not have these characteristics. I give props to nurses because there is no way ANYONE can do their job— it definitely requires a special kind of person.
So yea, I’m finally done with my rant. I’m probably not going to pursue Art. I stayed in nursing for so long because I knew that I could “make a difference” by being a nurse. And because it was a safe choice. HOWEVER, I stupidly grasped recently that I can “make a difference” without dropping dead in my bed after working horrid twelve hour shifts. With that said, I’m going to take my GREs and will most likely go into Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy once I graduate. I didn’t really want to be a nurse in the first place. I was in high school (I could hardly think for myself in high school) and I knew it was a safe job that would make my parents happy.
I’ve been wishy-washy about this subject for a long time, but I know that this decision is definite. I’m proud of me.