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happy blame the nurses week

  1. 16 oh wait... that's every week.

    Nonetheless, bless us all and all we do (:
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  3. Visit  sneeds profile page
    #1 0
    Yeah....
  4. Visit  LaRN profile page
    #2 1
    HA HA HA HAA!

    this made me laugh for real
  5. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    #3 25
    When I worked in the hospital, I despised nurses' week because it felt like "here's one week of the year where we're going to pretend we value our nurses but tomorrow we'll be back to screwing you."
  6. Visit  MoopleRN profile page
    #4 11
    Here Employed Nurse! Have a travel coffee mug!! Now get back to working short-staffed and don't forget to kiss everybody's butt with a smile and a "I have time!".
  7. Visit  opdahlamber profile page
    #5 5
    I have to say this. I completely feel the thanklessness a lot. I totally get the cynical feeling we all have at times. But ladies and guys, if we really feel this way most of the time, why do what we do? Why be nurses? I think that our patients, our families and ourselves are much better served by getting out of the field if we feel this way. I tell my family and friends that if I won the lottery tonight, I would still be a nurse. I LOVE BEING A NURSE. I hope we all feel this way, or honestly, we shouldn't be doing it. I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but rather make us all evaluate. Are we really unhappy about our jobs most of the time? Or are we rather more like what I feel; love my job, but sure do have moments like, "Are you seriously making me work this short-staffed?" and "Gee, sir, I know your toe hurts at a "10" but my patient in the next room is actively dying of pancreatic cancer, and pretending he's not in horrifying pain". These moments are way behind the moments where a family member who just lost a loved one gives me a hug and thanks me for caring for them with grace and dignity.
  8. Visit  julz68 profile page
    #6 2
    If I won the lottery, I'd most definitely still be a nurse! I'd probably only work part time or PRN tho, so I could enjoy more time with my family
  9. Visit  StNeotser profile page
    #7 0
    Oh I don't hate being a nurse..........the title of the thread is highly amusing though!
  10. Visit  nurseladybug12 profile page
    #8 0
    I have a powerball ticket for tonight....and I would retire! or start my own business and charities/scholarships.
  11. Visit  Long term nurse profile page
    #9 3
    Don't want to rain on anyone's negativity parade, but what did you as nurses do to honor your fellow nurses? We have to uphold each other. So important that we honor those who are important to us. No $$$ required, nice notes and/or letters to managers mean the world to each of us.
  12. Visit  MoopleRN profile page
    #10 0
    Quote from futurenursgteacher
    ...Are we really unhappy about our jobs most of the time? Or are we rather more like what I feel; love my job, but sure do have moments like, "Are you seriously making me work this short-staffed?" and "Gee, sir, I know your toe hurts at a "10" but my patient in the next room is actively dying of pancreatic cancer, and pretending he's not in horrifying pain". These moments are way behind the moments where a family member who just lost a loved one gives me a hug and thanks me for caring for them with grace and dignity.
    I see your point and I think most nurses smell what you're stepping in.... IOW, we do love being nurses/our jobs in spite of the shortcomings. As nurses, we do get moments with our patients/residents/families that touch us. Those moments carry us through the times when we're required to check off on proper hand washing or have to do an inservice on our day off etc... It's good to vent, though. Nurses' week is something our employers do for us but the ppl we care for don't confine it to one week of the year.

    Having said that, keep your travel mug handy. You might need it when your HCAPS scores bottom out and you're to blame!
  13. Visit  LaRN profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    When I worked in the hospital, I despised nurses' week because it felt like "here's one week of the year where we're going to pretend we value our nurses but tomorrow we'll be back to screwing you."

    most of the places i've worked at don't even try to pretend.

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