Nursing Is Not for the Weak

Nursing is not for the weak, and nursing school is the epitome of that. There are two major things I didn't learn in nursing school. The first is how to be a nurse. You don't actually learn to be a nurse until you are a nurse. Nursing school teaches you how to be safe. Basic stuff like how to take a blood pressure, and the body's physiology. In fact, I learned more about what kind of nurse I didn't want to be while in school. Rotations through clinical sites gave me examples of nurses with bad habits I couldn't wait to forget. One of my worst experiences in HIV stigma happened in nursing school from an instructor, and it made me question if a person with HIV could be a nurse. Yet here I am. Continue reading...

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