Do you have to deal with these? - page 6

do you have to deal with poo,pee and vomit in the ER if you're a RN? a PA? a NP? if yet, on a daily basis? just wondering. if this question sounds weird, dont mind me :rolleyes:... Read More

  1. by   nursestudentx
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Excellent post.


    I am personally getting tired of all these "I-want-to-look-cool-wearing-scrubs-and-I-want-people-to-respect-me-as-a-nurse-and-I want-to-make-the-big-bucks-during-this-awesome-shortage-but-I-don't-really-want-to-actually-have-to-do-nursing" type of attitudes we've been seeing.
    hmmmmmm. do YOU think you look cool wearing a scrub? everyone knows that nurses need more respect for what they do and for some reason they're not getting it. i have no clue why when nurses make up the most of the hospital popular excluding pts. there is a shortage so it's a great time to become a nurse, but there is a reason why lots of people dont want to get into nursing and the answer if workload and stress. we all know this. even people who are just students know this. so what the heck are you talking about.
  2. by   head injury unit RN
    Quote from nursestudentx
    you dont know what i meant by squash?

    is there a way to become a NP without going through bsn clinicals?

    im going to have to think some more

    thank you for all these WONDERFUL comments :chuckle now i can eat out with my friends for dinner
    THE MORE COMMENTS I READ FROM YOU THE MORE STUPID YOU SEEM. AT FIRST I THOUGHT YOU WERE JUST YOUNG AND LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN YOUR LIFE. BUT REALLY.....YOU ARE A SPOILED ROTTON CHILD OUT SPENDING MOMMY AND DADDYS MONEY NOT EVEN PAYING FOR YOUR CAR INSURANCE OR CELL PHONE. KEEP ON WHINING YOU SHOULD BE AN ACTRESS. WITH ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE SPENT ON THIS SITE AND EATING OUT WITH YOUR GIRLS YOU COULD HAVE SHADOWED A NURSE IF YOU WERE EVEN REMOTELY CURIOUS ABOUT THIS PROFESSION.
  3. by   nursestudentx
    Quote from Fiona59
    Helllo Nurse --- THANK YOU for saying what I've been seeing....

    Its all about me, my career, my job security, WHAT you want me touch a patient?????

    I've seen so much of it from the students from the local university. The accelerated 2nd degree bunch are usually the worst. "I have a degree, taking care of the patient is an LPN's job, I'm going to be a care manager" actually said to me by a student.....
    what is an accelerated 2nd degree? dont LPNs and RNs all do the same jobs? i dont think that nurse will go far with that kind of attitude. i look forward to learning from experienced nurses, though i wish i can have the least amound of bodily fluid contact as possible
  4. by   nursestudentx
    Quote from head injury unit RN
    THE MORE COMMENTS I READ FROM YOU THE MORE STUPID YOU SEEM. AT FIRST I THOUGHT YOU WERE JUST YOUNG AND LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN YOUR LIFE. BUT REALLY.....YOU ARE A SPOILED ROTTON CHILD OUT SPENDING MOMMY AND DADDYS MONEY NOT EVEN PAYING FOR YOUR CAR INSURANCE OR CELL PHONE. KEEP ON WHINING YOU SHOULD BE AN ACTRESS. WITH ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE SPENT ON THIS SITE AND EATING OUT WITH YOUR GIRLS YOU COULD HAVE SHADOWED A NURSE IF YOU WERE EVEN REMOTELY CURIOUS ABOUT THIS PROFESSION.
    i thought i can get some direction too but all i received was "get out of nursing" and told me the worst stories ever so ill reconsider my choice. it did make me reflect and i made up my mind. im going to be a nurse! :hatparty:
  5. by   nursestudentx
    and like ive said before. i post when i should be sleeping. this forum gave me lots of great information!

    i do meet lots of girls around my age and adults who are going into nursing/telling me to go into nursing and have no idea what nurses have to put up with and now i do so i can tell them tp get ready to face them when in nursing school!

    but i really think it will get better after school. bonding with other nurses and receiving/giving support to each other would be great too. i dont think there ever will be a boring momment unless i work in a small clinic somewhere
    Last edit by nursestudentx on Apr 18, '05
  6. by   head injury unit RN
    Quote from nursestudentx
    hmm. i wonder if nursing makes some people bitter or maybe youre so old now that a word like that seems too elementary for you

    it seems like all i have to do is go through nursing school and then i will be able to work at the setting that i choose! i know of clinics where it is very sanitary, but i doubt that the salary will be as high as nurses who work in the ED or the OB. im sure ill be able to find my niche after nursing school and all this is just me rambling because starting a new career scares everyone! :chuckle especially if it's your first one im still young so i have time to figure things out. for now im still going to pursue my nursing education. i love people contact and if i have to deal with some unsanitary situations during my rotations or whatnot ill hold my nose and get through it because ive talked to nurses before and they all loved their jobs! and who knows maybe ill get used to all the "gross" part of nursing or if i find myself having a real hard time with it then ill just be a nurse at a department where there is a lower "grossness" haha. or maybe i wont work in a hospital setting at all. but again maybe ill be over it quickly and be able to deal with it. now i can focus on my studies and hopefully i wont be so caught up with what life brings that ill be able to pursue a masters as well. i cant wait! :hatparty:

    im hoping that ill be a lucky nurse and deal with the least amound of bodily fluids while working and still make a great living. and never be jobless. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA.
    LOOK OUT CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS THIS IS WHAT WILL CARE FOR YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.----IF SHE EVER MAKES IT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  7. by   caroladybelle
    Could I please remind people to debate ideas and provide opinions/information and not insult other posters?

    TOS please.
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Actually guys.... Most places are requiring a PharmD degree to take Boards and become a licensed Pharmacist. That is a 7 year (?) degree and does entitle the pharmacist to be listed as Dr. So and So, as well as write some orders.

    While in the past, one may have only needed a Bachelor's (5 year program), or a Masters Degree, and I believe that previous pharmacists with licenses have been "grandfathered" in,the group that governs pharmacists have been phasing in the PharmD requirement.

    I only know this because I am friends with a rather chavinistic one that insists on the Dr and Mrs. (insert masculine first name) XXXXXX on all their addresses.

    I keep wanting to ask when his wife changed her first name to (insert masculine first name), just because I find it annoying.

    To clarify- I'm sure the OP was referring to an MD by using the term "doctor", and that she would not have any knowledge of what a pharmD is.

    My own dh is a PhD research scientist. I don't mind "Dr. and Mrs" on our correspondence. I'm rather proud of him.
  9. by   nursestudentx
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Could I please remind people to debate ideas and provide opinions/information and not insult other posters?

    TOS please.
    i know. and these are the kind of people who will be helping new nursing students out in the future when there is a need of nurses

    you know why nurses are sooo stressed out a lot of times? they dont take care of themselves. taking care of pts is important, but not if you are not happy with yourself. go on a vacation and come back when you can have a sense of humor and it will make nursing a better field to be in for the rest of to be nurses.
  10. by   nursestudentx
    most doctors are on drugs anyways

    wow you really know how to take a grudge on something dont you? there are pharmacists who are DOCTORS. didnt you know? you probably didnt until you read one of the last posts :uhoh21:
  11. by   nursestudentx
    oh and i think it is very possible for you to bond with pts even if you are grossed out my bodily fluids. you dont have to show that you are grossed out by something when youre in front of a patient.

    i think there is a difference in the mindset of new nurses vs experienced nurses and there is nothing wrong with that and maybe it cant be helped. that does not mean that your way is right and our way if wrong. instead of trying to insult new nurses why dont you try to understand them and show them your ways and work together :uhoh21:
  12. by   Gompers
    Quote from nursestudentx
    most doctors are on drugs anyways

    wow you really know how to take a grudge on something dont you? there are pharmacists who are DOCTORS. didnt you know? you probably didnt until you read one of the last posts :uhoh21:
    There is a big difference between a "doctor" with a PhD and a medical doctor. Pharmacists go through college, often all the way through to a PhD, and get licensed to distribute medications. Medical doctors go through college, medical school, and three years of residency at a hospital. Too many people out there confuse the two. Like Dr. Phil - he is NOT a medical doctor, he just went to graduate school to get his doctorate (aka PhD). So while a pharmacist who went to graduate school might go by the name Dr. Smith, he/she IS NOT a medical doctor.
  13. by   nursestudentx
    ithen they shouldnt use the word "doctor" to refer them huh? who care if someone is a doctor or not. really.

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