Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses? Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses? - pg.6 | allnurses

Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses? - page 6

I'm a med-surg nurse and proud to be one. I routinely care for 5-7 patients on day shift, who present with a variety of complex, acute conditions. Whenever I transfer a patient to a critical care... Read More

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    As a brand new floor nurse...I find myself getting really frustrated on my shifts because I know it's such a rich learning environment but I just don't. have. time! I want to understand all the small details of what is happening with each patient, their particular pathophysiology, an in-depth assessment of interventions and rationales. I agree with what an above poster said that floor nurses are task oriented but in my limited experience, that's what I have to be to get through a shift. When I'm at work I make a mental note of something I don't understand or want to look up and I research it on my days off. I feel like I'm missing a lot of learning but it's simply because I NEED to stay on task.

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