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  1. 35 *Disclaimer: This is a vent...don't be vain*

    Students: please don't post your homework questions without even doing some critical thinking on your own!!! It's ok to discuss your answer for understanding, but when you want handouts you are doing a disservice to you and all nurses! *If you do happen to pass the boards and become a nurse, how do you expect to "put it together" when John Doe starts tanking in front of you??? *How scary is it that many new nurses are coming up on the scene that just "sailed along"...

    Also, for those that think nursing is the answer to a failing economy...stop. *No, you will not become rich doing this. *Yes, you will eventually get splashed with something disgusting. You will work holidays. You will be expected to work during disasters. (I worked during Katrina and Wilma and wasn't sure if I had a place to come back to!) *Don't expect to be a boss right after school. Expect to pay some floor dues. And please stop with the feelings of entitlement! *Nothing is beneath you...

    I'm done for now...
  2. Visit  nyteshade profile page

    About nyteshade

    nyteshade has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'A lil bit of this and a lil bit of that'. From 'The Wild Wild West'; Joined Aug '08; Posts: 543; Likes: 722.

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  3. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
    15
    You will work holidays.
    Not only will you work holidays, but you will work weekends, and evenings and nights. And somedays you will have to stay late because your pt tanked 10 minutes before the end of your shift.
    elizabeth8503RN, LOLRN, MedSurgeMess, and 12 others like this.
  4. Visit  Lacie profile page
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    Haha we didnt have internet when I went to school heck we had just got Apple's for the research dept!! Didnt have the benefit students do today and we had to do everything the old fashioned way - Researching in a book/magazine or other documentation!! Good old fashioned reading and writing lol. No laptops to tote our work in and lots and lots of note taking with good old pen and pencil. Good post OP.
  5. Visit  vivacious1healer profile page
    11
    Amen!!!!
    Especially the part to 'stop with the feelings of entitlement'. This has to be something new in the past 5 years as I have never seen it more rampant as now! makes me ill.....
  6. Visit  Sparrowhawk profile page
    13
    You will sometimes also work all three shifts in the span of two weeks. More then once.
  7. Visit  lindarn profile page
    8
    Quote from Lacie
    Haha we didnt have internet when I went to school heck we had just got Apple's for the research dept!! Didnt have the benefit students do today and we had to do everything the old fashioned way - Researching in a book/magazine or other documentation!! Good old fashioned reading and writing lol. No laptops to tote our work in and lots and lots of note taking with good old pen and pencil. Good post OP.
    Don't forget about needing to have the roll of dimes for the microfiche machine in the school library. LOL!

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
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  8. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    7
    Quote from lindarn
    Don't forget about needing to have the roll of dimes for the microfiche machine in the school library. LOL!

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
    Now you need a five dollar bill for the copy machine at the library.
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  9. Visit  ellakate profile page
    9
    Thanks to all posters. I have wanted to say something, but don't want to start the "eating their young" conversation.
    MedSurgeMess, sharpeimom, wooh, and 6 others like this.
  10. Visit  mamamerlee profile page
    10
    I was once on the last bus over a bridge before it was closed due to the snowstorm. Worked well past my 8 hrs that day! Plus, I was the only RN who made it in, so I got to be the charge nurse! And I worked within walking distance of more than one job - guess who got called when others couldn't get in?
    Nights? Weekends? Holidays? I've done my share of those!
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  11. Visit  Always_Learning profile page
    13
    Although I am a student myself, I must say "Amen!" to this post. It bothers me when I see students posting entire homework assignments and asking for "help." Now if you are confused on a certain topic, or would like some insight on something specific, that's one thing. But it irks me when students want others to do their entire assignment for them. (Especially when I bang my head against the wall enough to figure my stuff out by myself!)

    So THANK YOU to all of you experienced nurses who give us support, advice, and encouragement...but on behalf of self-respecting students everywhere...don't do our homework for us. :chuckle
  12. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
    2
    I am a student and so far have been having a great experience so I don't have a lot to vent about yet, one thing I have seen though-

    To some of the nurses (at least half at the LTC facility we are doing clinicals at) please stop being so b***chy to the students and treating them like crap, especially when we are going out of our way to be polite and learn. It's obvious you have a great big chip on your shoulder and believe me we try our best to stay out of your way but when our CI forces us to go shadow you it wouldn't kill you to be Semi Polite and not treat us with such disgust. It would also be great if you let us learn other opportunities not ONLY CNA tasks, especially when later on you will proceed to complain about how we don't know how to do this or that and Nurses will need to know that but you kept us from doing those exact things. As for the rest of the nurses, the charge nurses and the NP thank you so much for your encouragement and guidance and patience.

    All my other vents would be about fellow students lol
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  13. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
    3
    Quote from Always_Learning
    Although I am a student myself, I must say "Amen!" to this post. It bothers me when I see students posting entire homework assignments and asking for "help." Now if you are confused on a certain topic, or would like some insight on something specific, that's one thing. But it irks me when students want others to do their entire assignment for them. (Especially when I bang my head against the wall enough to figure my stuff out by myself!)

    So THANK YOU to all of you experienced nurses who give us support, advice, and encouragement...but on behalf of self-respecting students everywhere...don't do our homework for us. :chuckle

    I saw this the other day, they ask for "help" AKA give me all the ideas, you give them ideas and then they say, nah what else do you got basically :stone
    ellakate, nyteshade, and Fiona59 like this.
  14. Visit  netglow profile page
    9
    I agree and usually the post starts with, "I need you to give me this info right now!." LOL

    So I respectfully add to the hijack student vent, the following:

    I agree that there are obnoxious nursing staff at some clinical sites. How about those with just a few years out of school. ROFLMAO!!! I've felt like taking them by the ear and saying, no, now you listen to me, grasshopper! You have only 4 years in your first real job ever, to my 20+ in my previous career. Drop the attitude. When you can get over yourself after a few more years (if you last... FYI a few years does not a successful career make) then lets talk. Respect is a earned thing.
    lindarn, OldnurseRN, PICNICRN, and 6 others like this.

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