I'm so mad I could SCREAM! (LONG) - page 4

Ok, here's the story. I am a nurse intern going into my 4 semester. I work on a Med-Tele floor and I work nights. I have NEVER had a problem with any of the nurses I work with. In fact, I have... Read More

  1. by   RN1982
    Wow. I missed a lot. NancyNurse is just offering a different perspective on the situation as we don't know the other side of the story. Your response to her was a bit defensive.
  2. by   shoegalRN
    Quote from Michigan RN
    Wow. I missed a lot. NancyNurse is just offering a different perspective on the situation as we don't know the other side of the story. Your response to her was a bit defensive.
    I am sorry if you feel my response was defensive, go back and re-read her response to me (even if she was just playing devil's advocate).

    For starters, I didnt discuss nothing with the RN in front of the patient. She goes on to say how I could have caused the family member and patient to doubt the nurse's ability. When in fact, this did not happen.

    Although she was just "playing devil's advocate", the vibe of her post was offensive to me and I'm quite sure to other CNA's.

    And I do not want to be a student around anyone who don't like to answer questions, so that's why I said what I said.

    Nursing is a job you are learning EVERYDAY. Asking questions is just ONE way of learning. If a nurse dont want to be bothered with someone asking questions, then I dont pefer to ask that nurse any questions.

    And as far as criticism is concerned, that is the entire reason why I made this post. Because I WANT someone to come to me when they feel I am wrong, to provide that constructive criticism, not go crying to the charge nurse that I "questioned her". We are adults, come to me to handle anything that "I" may have done to offend you so "I" will know not to do it again in the future, not go getting management involved for something that could have been handled by two grown adult women.
  3. by   Kthale81
    I think you did the right thing. I don't blame you for being mad about the way that nurse "didn't" handle the situation and just went to the manager. I asked questions while I was in nursing school, I worked on a medsurg unit during school. Asking questions is an important part of learning.

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