It does not matter if you are a young or an old nurse. The MO of those who control hospital administrations are to protect the doctor.<quoted text> nursing is a soul sucking job...particularly if you're no longer young (wink, wink). They're ok with you as long as you're giving them all your extra time tec. Then you get old..you find out the doctors were agreeing with you because you were pretty...nobody gives a shiiiit to give you a 500 pound patient after you've had back surgery. You're no longer the apple of your manager's eye. Wake up. I was a useful fool for too long. Nursing is a soul sucking field.
This has been the MO of those who run hospitals since the beginning of these healthcare organizations, is to protect the doctor. let's face it, the doctors are more invested in the hospital system, and they bring in the patients to these organizations, hence they are the bread and butter for hospital.
Nurses have historically and are still more
dispensable. Nurses have shallow pockets, and can't afford to hire the best legal talent when they get caught in a system, designed to kick them to the curb, compared to doctors, who have deep pockets and know people in high places and get preferential treatment.
Also, if you noticed, there are nursing schools sprouting everywhere. You have accelerated programs and one can be a nurse in 18 months, if they have a degree in any subject. A lot of these graduates don't have to go through a rigorous clinical training program. They graduate in hoardes, through these programs. They don't how how to look after patients safely.
During the econmic crash of 2008 till now, loads of real estate agents, and other displaced workers (factory) went into nursing. They went into nursing in hopes to get a job quickly and for the money.
Anyone can become a nurse. It is not that difficult of a challenge. If a person can be trained, they can become a nurse.
There are many other professions out there that offer greater satisfaction and better rewards.