Anonymous that is a very good point, the higher pay, higher levels of status/respect and better working conditions (ie nurse/patient ratio) in other countries, Oz, Canada, many in Europe, etc, then yes the negative effects of doing the job may not be so pronounced and many of us may not be so burned out, but the fact remains that the profession in this country is not anywhere near that, so is it still worth doing here? Are many of us being burned out needlessly? Are potential future Nurses being put off the profession?
Been a Nurse still worth it if Nurses are ready to consider Nursing Professional as a career on it own. Nurses should try to move up as other professionals does and we should try to respect our professions, respect ourselves and actually show the world that Nursing jobs is one of the Medical/Health Profession that worth studying. Nursing Profession comprises of Anatomy and Physiology of Human System, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology,Public Health, Nutrition,Microbiology, Behavioural Science and Practicals etc. I did all the above before I was qualified as a Registered General Nurse. I believe all the subjects are been taught in all Schools of Nursing Worldwide. If this is not so?there is need for any country that does not do all the above to make sure that all potential Nurses have these foundation knowledge before they qualified as a Nurse. For the fact that Nurses involve in the personal hygiene of the patients especially in UK does not make Nurses to forget all the academic bits of their profession and this does not make Nursing inferior to other medical professionals. People found themselves in a profession for a reason and Nursing is one of the profession that I consider as All in All especially in health care.Any Nurse that pass through all the above will know that Nursing is a profession that is worth to be studied. Nurses should show their ability to demonstrate what they have learnt academically/ practically and respect their profession.
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