Why I became a nurse
I actually started out in housekeeping.
The aides were so short staffed, I would set up the easier residents, clean a few rooms, go back, clean up their area, them repeat the process. I would make their beds for them, etc. Anything but patient care. We had a CNA class come up, so I went. After about two months, the nurses wouldn't follow up when the CNAs stated someone was not themselves and something was wrong. So I decided they needed an ally to go to. So I went to LPN classes. I have always been a geriatric nurse, now I know it's not the nurses not listenting, but the doctors not listening to the nurses!
I know nursing has become more paperwork thatn ever, but please, don't anyone give up! We fulfill a need for patients/ residents/clients that no one else could! Chin up and be strong! Remember--THIS TOO SHALL PASS!