Am I Nursey Enough For You? - page 4

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In the US, the definition of a nurse is a simple one. A registered nurse is a person who has passed the appropriate NCLEX exam and who holds a valid license in his or her state. The same is true for a licensed practical nurse.... Read More


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    I am the UberNurse! I live in scrubs 24 hours a day! Heck, 36 hours a day! I was born in scrubs! Fear me! I can put a 14g in a preemie, with my eyes closed and both hands in large gloves!!

    Sorry, I am overcaffeinated.

    Seriously, I have the utmost respect for my counterparts outside of the ER ... they do a job that I probably couldn't. Psych? LTC? L&-freakin-D, are you kidding me? I'd be in trouble. That is why there are so many wonderful nurses out there -- we all have our niches and skill sets, and all are important!!

    (And I don't even get to wear scrubs anymore ... I wear my Army uniform in my ER. LOL )
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    Can remember being in a LTC quality assurance meeting years ago. There were several members of upper management along with 3 MD's. The topic turned to how to improve the image of the LTC nurses as the Drs voiced concerned that the local hospital nurses didn't take the LTC nurses seriously or really seem to have much respect for us. The Drs subtly implied that we were doing something wrong

    I politely told the one Dr. that when he went back to the hospital later that afternoon he needed to take a specific parking garage elevator down and he would find the answer to that question in the elevator. He gave me a weird look and asked what that could have to do with anything. As I explained I had been to the hospital earlier in the day and had been in that elevator. In very large letters, written on the elevator wall was "Cardiac Nurses suck - ICU nurses rule".

    It will be a great day when we all learn to appreciate the other.
    right. because everyone thinks a doctor at a LTC is on the same level as a ortho surgeon at a major trauma center.............. ( just thinking about how they seemed to imply that the LTC nurses were doing something wrong). interesting.
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    Your statement "we are our own worst enemies" says it all! I work in the the ED as a prn staff nurse and see how floor nurses are treated by ed nurses, and inturn how ed nurses are treated by ICU. There is definitely a pecking order. My full time job is prehospital education, and I was a paramedic before I became a nurse; therefore, I had experienced some of the turf wars between nurses and paramedics. I can understand the "wars" between different entities (I do not think they are productive for safe patient care); however, the war between nurses cannot be won and every nurse suffers the consequences.
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    I think the greatest thing about nursing is the variety of roles there are out there for nurses! We need all of them (us)!
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    Good job, I really liked this and glad it's out here for everyone to read & think about. :redpinkhe
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    Thank you so much for all of the positive responses. I really hoped that most nurses felt this way.
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    Good read, thanks.


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