big bad nursing myths busted - page 4

In the name of nursing week I will defend our profession. I'm not trying to stir up controversy, but lets admit nurses perpetuate myths about their own profession and injure nursing's rep way more... Read More

  1. by   NurseCherlove
    Quote from jpRN84
    That psych nurses don't do anything. :angryfire
    or that they aren't "real nurses" :angryfire
  2. by   NurseCherlove
    Here's a really stupid one...that ICU nurses just depend on monitors to tell them about their patient's status (i.e. they would not be able to tell if their pt was declining without monitors).
  3. by   TazziRN
    Quote from nursesaideBen

    Men only go into Nursing because they're not smart enough to get into Medical school
    I actually heard that all men who go into nursing must be gay!!!! First time I heard that I nearly busted a gut laughing.
  4. by   EarthChild1130
    That one about psych nurses not being 'real' nurses really is the one that burns me up! :trout:
  5. by   KellieNurse06
    How about " school nurses do nothing but sit at a desk all day"......I know a school nurse who is busy all day non stop.........and I used to think school nurses did pretty much nothing myself until she disspelled that myth real fast. When I was in school as a kid though you didn't dare go to the nurse unless you were practically dying....nowadays the kids go to the nurse for any little thing , and some are the same ones going every day practically to the nurses office......my school nurse friend told me this and I was shocked at the difference from when we were kids to now........:uhoh21:
    Last edit by KellieNurse06 on May 7, '07
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from tazzirn
    i actually heard that all men who go into nursing must be gay!!!! first time i heard that i nearly busted a gut laughing.
    i still hear that one from time-to-time. i just laugh. dh is a nurse and a martial arts teacher . . .

    but 30 years ago, when i started, the only male nurses i knew were gay.
  7. by   fronter
    "Florence Nightingale was born into an English aristocratic family. She was spoiled and difficult, yet had a sense early in her life that she had been picked by God to do something special. Against her family's wishes she went into nursing, then an activity mostly practiced by prostitutes and drunkards."
    (I wish Hx of nursing was little different)
  8. by   LeahJet
    All ER nurses are mean, tough, and jaded.
  9. by   UM Review RN
    Nurses make a lot of money and have great health insurance.


    Nurses never get sick.
  10. by   thomask
    These are a few I have heard recently,
    "Nursing isn't hard"
    "healthcare costs are so high because nurses make too much money"
    "There isn't a nursing shortage"

    YEAH RIGHT!!!!
  11. by   TDub
    OB is a "cakewalk".

    Anybody can teach.
  12. by   MIA-RN1
    RN stands for "Real Nurse" and LPN stands for "Lets Play Nurse" I hate that one.
    **
    OB nurses aren't real nurses because they don't do anything but play with babies. (Hello, when something goes wrong on OB, it REALLY goes wrong, thankyouverymuch!)
    **
    Medical assistants can do anything nurses can do.
  13. by   VivaRN
    A lot of nurses are in it for the money.

    All the trouble nursing is having? It's because they're lazy. Nursing isn't the way it was when I was at the bedside. I had 30 patients and it was fine.

    Why do you want to be a nurse? All they do is stand there and take orders, like on Grey's Anatomy. You are better than that! :angryfire

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