Ashley Jones has doubts about the nursing career

"Teenage mother" star Ashley Jones

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Teen Mom star Ashley Jones

Teen Mom: The Next Chapter star and nursing student Ashley Jones has expressed reservations about her career choice and is asking fans online for advice.

“Nursing students… Are we all scared 😂”, Jones captioned a TikTok She shared this week where she’s opening up about her fears. Jones too shared a tweet The day before, he voiced similar concerns, writing, “As a nursing student, it’s so disheartening to see all these OG nurses coming out and saying it’s not worth it…like what do I do?!”

Watch Jones’ TikTok as she explains her point, and hear what advice fans have for her below.

Ashley Jones feels ‘discouraged’ about nursing career

Ashley Jones, who is at the beginning of her nursing school journey, wasted no time in expressing her feelings about nursing school in a new tiktok. The MTV star shared that she has heard and seen many nurses online complaining about overwork and telling would-be nurses not to pursue a nursing career.

“It scares me, it makes me think what the hell I’m doing. I haven’t heard anything positive about it since I went to nursing school,” Jones admitted in the video. “All these nurses came out and said, ‘Run to the damn hills.’ So am I, like, am I the only nursing student feeling this way, a little bit discouraged? I do not know.”

According to that Bureau of Labor StatisticsIn 2021, there were 3,130,600 nursing jobs with a median pay rate of $77,600 per year, and there are expected to be approximately 195,400 more nursing jobs in the United States over the next decade. Despite these numbers, many nurses have expressed burnout and similar feelings of discouragement as Jones in recent years, particularly since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

That American Hospital Association published a 2021 report on the state of health care workers, which reported a “critical” nursing shortage with “the annual turnover rate of hospital-certified nursing assistants (CNAs)” being 27.7%. The AHA also reported that in 2017 over 50% of nurses were over 50 years old and almost 30% were over 60 years old. In the years to come, this will mean that a very large part of the nursing staff will retire and there will be an even greater need for new nursing staff.

Nurses share their perspectives with Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones’ TikTok and Twitter posts got a huge response from fans, with many (including some nurses) providing insight on the matter.

“I’ve been a nurse for 8 years it’s a love-hate relationship but I definitely wouldn’t do it again if I knew then what I know now,” wrote one fan on TikTok.

“Let no one dim your shine. It is what you make of it. It’s like everything in life and people suck everywhere. I graduated this year and I love it!” another fan shared.

“I haven’t even started and I’m already feeling discouraged. I want to experience the process myself. But people just continue to be negative about it,” added another fan, referencing Jones’ discouragement.

“[The] The problem is that influencers glamorize nurses for what it is. Yes great that you made money and traveled and bought things. But let’s also talk about how you hold a patient’s hand when they die. The utterly personal and intimate care that must be given… I love being a nurse, but I don’t do it for the glamour. It’s really not glamorous,” said another fan shared on Twitter.

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