Im a registered nurse, I love my job. The positives of nursing for me are I love the daily contact with different people and being apart of their journey long or short, good and bad. I love the variety it bring and the different paths you can go down, for example I worked in orthapedics, and urology most of last year and this year after a job change Im working in oncology/gyne and early pregnancy complications, and next year Im undecided whether to do my midwifery or do a peadiatrics course!!and Id like to get into management in the future. I love working with people and I could never see myself doing anything else
Now for the bad parts the pay is pretty poor in comparrision to other health professionals. You do cop some abuse from patients from time to time -they aint all gratefull for the assistance!! and the public health system can do your head in. SOME nurses are bloody awfull and tend to give the young ones a hard time which pisses me off and as you could imagine working with a bunch of woman can get pretty censored at times, but, when you find a nice ward to work on its great!! I concidered doing paramedics but the hours they had to work are really bad for me(with kids) because they had to do 12hr shifts and their pay was even worse than nurses, but whenever Ive had to do a patient escort in an ambulance Ive got to admit they look like they have the coolest job!