Nursing is really just a horrible job. It is self abuse. You have to be nuts to be a nurse. You are overworked. You have tremendous responsibility with lack of compensation. You are treated like shit by patients, doctors, administrators, even co workers.
Here's the thing: Nurses put up with all of this and then feel guilty they would demand to ask it to be different. We don't feel worthy of having better working conditions. We let people put more and more shit on our shoulders every day.
We get high blood pressure, have stomach problems, are depressed. We literally kill ourselves in a thankless jobs and tell ourselves its all okay because we are "helping people". Such bullshit.
Nursing is not a calling, that too is bullshit spread by people who think we should sacrifice ourselves for the good of humanity. Nursing is a JOB, like any other job. We are not special. We make an hourly wage and put in hours just like anybody else. The whole "calling" thing, "helping humanity" crap hurts nursing. It allows us to not get the pay we deserve and to keep being treated like second class citizens in the medical profession. Oh, its okay, we can give the nurses a 1% raise and cut their benefits. They won't care because they won't stand up for themselves anyway. Meanwhile the people who are saying this are earning bonuses off of our hard work and sweat.
So, nurses, you keep telling yourself that this job is your calling,, you are "serving humanity", blah blah blah. You keep letting everybody shit on you on a daily basis. If we are okay with working under these conditions, we deserve what we get.
(cue all the people who live in this fantasy world of nursing and defend all the bullshit)