Pet Peeve - page 7

Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN." Hello, people! When you go to... Read More

  1. by   Shenanigans
    I hate it when people put pocessive apostories in the wrong place. Sure, I can't spell for crap, but I know where the ' go!!
  2. by   lpnstudentin2010
    uman instead of Human. A teacher of mine in high school used this and it was a class called humans and their environment so she used it a lot.
  3. by   owensmommy
    Smoking sensation (aka-cessation) teaching...
    It's like nails down a chalkboard!
  4. by   Ado Annie
    people not being "phased" by something..

    it's fazed
  5. by   Perpetual Student
    Quote from mom2twinboys
    people not being "phased" by something..

    it's fazed
    Maybe they're making reference to the fact that they weren't shot with a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
  6. by   Pipsqueak
    When I was a nursing student my instructer used the word "sontimeters" frequently. I had never heard the word before, and for months, months I tell you, I was sooooo confused. I was asking everyone (except the teacher) what a sontimeter was, the length of a sontimeter, I was looking it up on the internet and of course could find no such measurement.

    I swear I was half way through my PN program when she handed me a disposable measuring paper and told me to measure how many "sontimeters" the pts wound was. The light bulb went off! It's centimeters!! Man did I feel stupid.
  7. by   Natkat
    Orientate. Grrrrr.

    Irregardless. Gaaaaah!

    I hate it that our language gets dumbed down just because everyone says it that way. If everyone jumped off a bridge would you do it too?

    Here are a few of mine..

    "Everyday" for "every day". You get out of bed "every day" not "everday". It is an everday occurrence. Jeez.

    Here is one I heard today....."Lanacane" for "lidocaine".

    Another patient kept saying "VicoDAN" instead of VicoDIN".

    Oh but the worst was our pinning invitations had the word "broach" for "brooch". I was so embarrassed. My classmates said "who cares, no one will notice". Well, my family noticed.
  8. by   Pipsqueak
    Ok, here is one I just thought of that bugs me. I noticed as I was reading through various threads that frequently when a nurse is describing being the sole caregiver for his/her pts, she states "I have to do my job and the CNA's job too". That just really bugs me. I know what they are trying to say, but all the work is ultimately YOUR job, regardless if you have a CNA on your team or not....
  9. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from BookwormRN
    Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN."

    Hello, people! When you go to school, you earn a diploma (not so common anymore) or a degree (such as an ADN, BSN, MSN, etc). Becoming a Registered Nurse involves taking the NCLEX exam, passing and becoming licensed by the state. It is THEN that you BECOME a Registered Nurse.

    Ok, thanks for letting me vent. DH teases me about this peeve all the time, but I can't help it. Just because someone earns their ADN does not mean that they have permission to practice as a Registered Nurse.

    I feel much better now!
    I can't stand it when people say I'm getting my RN.

    What's THAT supposed to mean???
  10. by   canoehead
    Quote from Pipsqueak
    Ok, here is one I just thought of that bugs me. I noticed as I was reading through various threads that frequently when a nurse is describing being the sole caregiver for his/her pts, she states "I have to do my job and the CNA's job too". That just really bugs me. I know what they are trying to say, but all the work is ultimately YOUR job, regardless if you have a CNA on your team or not....
    Yep, the Cna's job, and housekeeping, and dietary, and social work, and security, and social work........:angryfire

    especially at night and on weekends, the buck stops here, but why don't I ever get to SPEND any of it??
  11. by   MrsMommaRN
    not a biggie but when you go to use the turbo temp and there are no more protective sheaths. (the little box is left empty, but no one bothered to fill it)
  12. by   BlueEyedRN
    My biggest pet peeve is disorganization. It drives me crazy when the patients room has syringes and dressing materials all over the place, wrappers all over the floor. It looks horrible. Or the supply cupboards have stuff all over the place. Or the nurse's desk has supplies tossed all over it. I have to straighten that stuff up before I can do anything else. The funny thing is, with the chart, I don't do anything to fix that up before 6:00. I'll have all the papers tossed on top of it and don't sort through them until it is time to do my packing up. The next nurse always comes in and makes a comment about how messy and disorganized I am, even though I spent an hour making the patients room look presentable after their last shift. Grrrr.
  13. by   Kiringat
    Quote from psalm
    My pet peeve has been talked to death but here it is:

    " An ADN is a two-year degree." That doesn't account for the many pre-reqs required at my college. I had to have 56 credits just to get validated for the program. So if we count our pre-reqs, then most ADNs are 3-3.5 year degrees. Just a few courses difference from a BSN, which covers management, statistics, and more chemistry.

    Breathe in, now out, okay, now I feel better.

    I HATE this too!!! My pre-reqs (some of which were really out there, i.e. Anthropology) took a solid 4 semesters. Plus 4 semesters of actual nursing classes = 8 semesters = 4 years! Should have just gone for the freaking BSN for the same amount of work. :angryfire

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