I am sorry if I seemed to be "attacking you," but as you can see from the replies, your post did offend people. And the way you worded your question DID make it seem like it is every girl's dream to land a doctor. Once you have put the hard work into earning your license, you will understand why I took offense.
Nursing is an underpaid and undervalued profession in our society, and doctors are the worst when it comes to showing us respect! Half the time they don't even look at us. Most of them think we are idiots, when we are the ones saving their butts half the time!!
Yes, I know it takes lots of hard work and dedication to become an MD----so much dedication that your career becomes your life. I have a very close female freind who is in med school right now. She has decided she will not have children because she KNOWS the life that lies ahead of her (so she spoils mine instead
) When I graduated nursing school she said "So does this mean we have to officially hate each other now?"----A joke, but we both know about the relationships doctors and nurses usually have. She knows I'll kick her butt if I ever catch her being an a$$! Still, I would have concerns about working with her, just because I want to remain friends with her.
Not to say that it couldn't happen---I know nurses do end up marrying doctors once in a while. But your post made marrying a doctor seem like motivation for going to nursing school, and that is why I was upset. Hopefully you have much better reasons.
My hubby was a FF in CA before moving to FL, and when we met he was not in the EMS field at all. When I started going back to school for nursing, he was inspired to get back into the career that he loves so much. It's lonely when he's on shift, but I know he is happy and making a difference out there. So all of you fellow FF widows, we should go to pogo.com and play spades when our SOs are at work!! LOL
Didn't mean to sound "too touchy." Wait until clinicals and you will understand completely.
I hope I don't get slammed for this question! I am just curious...I am 25 and an extremely compassionate person. I just want to know if any nurses have had their fairytale dream come true for them