I'm a pre-nursing student. I know many people who are RNs, and when I talk to them on the computer, they cannot spell or use proper grammar
. Even when they give me their coursework to look over...their spelling
and grammar shocks me. It makes you wonder how they got though school, or haven't messed up a chart. I'm not perfect, I will make mistakes. Also, by looking over my son's medical files to get a feel for things, I was lost. I already know much of the medical lingo because I have practiced, but all of the MD's handwriting was a complete mess. This worries me, because it seems to leave room for error. I would hate to call a doctor constantly to confirm something when I start nursing, or when I am practicing in clinicals this fall. As far as nurses go, misspelling something could make a huge difference, I would think. Nurses seem to get blamed for everything, so I don't want to make a mistake. Do seasoned nurses eventually gain the super power to discipher this mess??