Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m about to start my studies and am looking forward to it. But when I’ve mentioned to friends that I’m going to be studying nursing, they don’t seem to treat the fact seriously.
“I’ve tried explaining the work that nurses do, and that nurses can work in a lot of different settings, but they seem dismissive of nursing in general, and keep saying I should have gone for a different course, because they don’t think it’s the best career.
“I try not to let it bother me. I’m really certain that I’m going into the right area. I know that it’s what I want to do but hearing them be so dismissive of nursing as a career path does get me down. How can I convince them nursing is a serious and valuable profession? Has anyone else experienced attitudes like this?”
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