Can you advise this student?
“I’m not yet a student nurse – I’m in my last year of sixth form. I’ve qualified to study nursing next year though.
“Becoming a nurse has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I really want to work in a neonatal unit, just like my mum did when she was younger. She loved nursing, and always spoke really positively of her experience in the profession.
“I’ve just been getting worried lately, because I’ve been paying more attention to the news and it seems like everything has changed since her nursing days. Nurses aren’t being paid enough, they aren’t being treated well and there aren’t enough of them to go around.
”So I wanted to ask current nurses: am I making the right decision by going into nursing? Are the costs of the job worth it, or should I run in the opposite direction? I want to do something that makes a difference, but I don’t want to be unhappy for my whole entire career.”