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What's the most expensive part about being a nurse (aside from nursing school)?

May 11th, 2023

Your mental health.

May 30th, 2023

The physical and mental toll on your body.

June 21st, 2023


May 21st, 2023

Mental health! Take care of you any form of self care WILL BE NEEDED!

May 30th, 2023

The time you lose away from your family that you can never get back. I say this as a nurse for 21 yrs. I love what I do, but I regret all the things I missed with my kids as they were growing up.

June 28th, 2023

The time YOU LOST BEING WITH YOUR FAMILY is PRICELESS and can never but REPAIDED. I learned this the hard way. I reached the apex of my career and my daughters had the joy of seeing me receive my MSN👩🏻‍⚕️a necessary step because my daughter had Cystic Fibrosis. I needed to be knowledgeable and vigilant in her care.
We lived in a small town with limited resources and access to specialist to care for her , they new less then I did, because it we a Orphan disease little was known about is and it was dubbed the "Baby Killer".
Shortly after the relocation to another state to have her closer to Rainbows B&C Hospital she was in numerous medical journal and TV interviews. After childbirth, six months later, Diamond succumbed to the disease. If not for being a nurse, I knew her chances would be slim to none. I had her for 23 years an she left me with a great son who will graduate from Medical School next year, he also started as a RN.
Each day I dread the price I paid for being a RN but my daughter encouraged me every step of the way, she was my cheerleader🫡 This was the MOST EXPENSIVE PART OF BEING A NURSE.

May 30th, 2023

Being under staffed and having violent psych patients daily.

August 4th, 2023

Physical therapy, mental health and continuous education

July 21st, 2023

Searching for employment being a new graduate with less then a year experience can be discouraging but I know that there is a place for me that I will enjoy and that will provide me with the training that will help me to be a successful nurse and provide the opportunity for growth.

June 12th, 2023

Cost of living. The top hospitals in California are in communities that are unaffordable for nurses to live in— forcing them to work extra shifts, take on overtime, and take on multiple jobs. This also costs nurses the inability to have a proper work/life balance and can also negatively impact their mental and physical health.

June 6th, 2023

The damage I have done to my body - screwed over my circadian rhythm by working nights, lack of sleep due to shift work sleep disorder and disordered sleeping, really effed my metabolism up and gained weight a d can't get it off no matter what, hurt my back due to constantly bending over and lifting, and had a traumatic back injury at the bedside catching a young patient having a tempur tantrum and falling on purpose (ain't nobody got time for falls paperwork). And definitely the loss of sanity, metal clarity, and all around good attitude. I'm a cranky vampire who hates people now. It sucks. But I LOVE what I do.

June 1st, 2023

Heh... Render unto Caeser what is Caeser's. 😏 😒

May 30th, 2023

Damn loans

September 20th, 2023

Raising your spending level to match your new income…

If you spend what you spent when you were working whatever your pre-nursing job was, you’ll be fine. But everyone buys a brand new SUV, new boobs, a whole new wardrobe, an oversized new house… and then wonders why they’re making more but still have no money.

August 12th, 2023

Take time and care of you .Most jobs want even send a dollar store card if unfortunately you become ill. If we are not healthy how can we take care of the unhealthy ..God, Family then Work. DIVINE ORDER!

August 9th, 2023


August 3rd, 2023

Lunch in the cafeteria. Lol!

September 17th, 2023

-Reflection may be a costly matter.
--The Nurse will see many pathologies such as self induced multi-organ failures that nurses change things for self, family, Friends and others; responsibility. Your nursing studies begin to change your life for the better as you make the changes. It might be expensive to see how crazy things are as related outside the hospital or where you practice. Some family and friends are in need of more care than imagined.

August 15th, 2023


August 10th, 2023

Childcare to accommodate these shifts.

June 16th, 2023

Continuing education can be costly. Especially if not paid time for seminars.