SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So this "know it all" biology major has told me that she wants to be a doctor, yes, an MD, because it is far easier than being a nurse. She's told me that nurses have a far harder job, and work far more, and get paid far less and she could never do it because she wants a family and a life... And that doctors don't have to worry about keeping people alive... she said, and I quote.. "i dont want to be a nurse. i dont want to do chemistry my whole life and then have people's lives resting in my power like that. never will i be a nurse. i'd rather be the doctor." "nurses keep track of the patients and do more of the dirty work i dont have to worry about that thats your job. its like you work for me see? i'll have my own office and i'll pay you and tell you when to work while i make my own schedule and tell you when i wont be there you can do the blood pressures and the blood drawing and respiration rates and heat beats i'll diagnose and write the prescriptions. and advise them on what they should probably do in the future." But that's wrong, isn't it? Doctors ARE the ones that have people lives resting in their power... Doctors are the ones who do all the math and chemistry, aren't they? And how could being a doctor POSSIBLY be easier than being a nurse? Wouldn't everyone just go be a doctor then? All in all, she's basically making claims that being a doctor is easier, less demanding, and you don't have to have responsibility for the lives of your patients.