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??