"Just a nurse?" - page 2

Have you ever been refered to as "just a nurse"? Do you feel most people preceive nursing to consist of changing bed pans and giving baths, despite the wide range of skills we perform? Do you feel... Read More

  1. by   Iam46yearsold
    Times and thoughts have changed, the way we look at things.
  2. by   jackson145
    A person has to make the choice to be offended. Some people are offended by just about anything. I decided a long time ago not to let a careless comment by an uninformed person bother me. You know what? I'm a lot happier this way!
  3. by   RNman09
    I just came about this thread and decided to share this with you all. I read this in abook by Suzanne Gordon "from silence to voice" 2nd ed. 2006. She explians of how the " just a nurse phrase can be made into a positive response.

    "I'm just a nurse, I just make the difference between life and death.
    I'm just a nurse, I just have the educated eyes that prevent medical errors, injuries, and other catastrophes.
    I'm just a nurse, I just make the difference between healing, coping, and despair.
    I'm just a nurse, I just make the difference between pain and comfort.
    I'm just a nurse, I'm just a nurse researcher who helps nurses and doctors give better,safer, and more effective care.
    I'm just a nurse, I'm just a professor of nursing who educates future generations of nurses.
    I'm just a nurse, I just work in a major researching hospital managing and monitoring patients who are involved in cutting edge experimental research.
    I'm just a nurse, I just educate patients and families about how to maintain their health.
    I'm just a nurse, I'm just a geriatric nurse practitioner who makes a difference between an elderly person staying in his own home or going to a nursing home.
    I'm just a nurse, I just make the difference between dying in agony and dying in comfort and with dignity.
    I'm just a nurse, I'm just the real bottom line in health care.
    Wouldn't you like to be just a nurse, too?"

    (here's mine I'm adding this to it)
    I'm just a nurse, I just happen to be a man are you man enough to be just a nurse? feel free to add to it.
    Last edit by RNman09 on Mar 2, '10

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