Received this email today and I am steamed!!! - page 7

I received the following email today from a RN/friend that I worked with and I am ticked! I cannot believe that this is making its way around the world wide web. At first I thought that they had... Read More

  1. by   Benedikta
    I'm still laughing.
  2. by   twilite
    I thought it was great. Matter of fact, after being in nursing over 25 yrs, I could relate to it almost entirely, if not entirely. Its funny, and it has more than one grain of truth in it. Don't let a little joke upset you, lighten up, you'll need humor to get you through!!
  3. by   Metron
    :uhoh21: Do you know any exp nurses? If you did, you would think it was funny. "Old" nurses are awesome. My ambition one day is to be an "old" nurse. They know everything!
  4. by   rn/writer
    Ahh, the contrast between the fresh-faced idealist and the jaded realist. And to think that in some cases the transition can take place by the end of orientation.

    Seriously, though, I thought it was a hoot. But that could just be the "cough syrup" talking.
  5. by   Gromit
    Quote from MomBSN
    I received the following email today from a RN/friend that I worked with and I am ticked! I cannot believe that this is making its way around the world wide web. At <SNIPPED!>
    >A Graduate Nurse doesn't find this funny.
    >An experienced nurse does
    Its a shame you can't laugh at this one. I have only been an RN for a year and a half, but spent quite a few as a Paramedic/firefighter, and years ago, I saw this (but geared toward Paramedics, not Nurses) and laughed at it then, too. Its a joke. I thought it had a bit of humor in it (this one as well as the other version that I knew of). What is the point in trying to let others know how good our profession is, and how professional we can be, if we can't laugh at ourselves from time to time? Anyone outside of the profession who would REALLY take this seriously, and not read it for what it was, isn't really someone I'd expect would be interested in joining us anyway.
    Life cannot be all 'seriousness and grim' -it HAS to be fun too, there should be a time to enjoy it -otherwise whats the point in living it?
  6. by   lpnstudentin2010
    i think it is funny and i am not even a nurse at all yet. not even a nursing student. I just go to the hospital a good amount
  7. by   Gromit
    Quote from megkirpas
    i think it is funny and i am not even a nurse at all yet. not even a nursing student. I just go to the hospital a good amount
    HEHEHEH. I like that! Good sense o' humor!
    Tell ya a piece of irony, tho. I was just starting to take my nursing pre-reqs, and was still hauling fuel for a living (fuel tanker-smitruck drivers -not a bad job, but not my lifes' ambition either, but the pay wasnt bad) anyway, I was involved in a major motorcycle accident (unfortunately I was on the bike -and the drunk that nailed me just kept on driving, left me for dead. Thankfully, some one drove by, wondered what the lights were in the ditch (night time) and stopped. Saved my can, and I'll never know who they were). Anyway, I ended up in a hospital in a short-term coma (thank God that it didn't last) and once I woke up, well, anyway, long-story short, I was disgusted and upset at the poor quality of care. Swore I'd never EVER set foot in that facility again.
    I've been an RN there for almost 2 years now. Granted, not on the same floor (I don't know exactly where I was, but I know where I WASN'T, and I wasn't on my floor). Its a good facility
    Gotta always be able to roll with the punches.
    Oh yeah, I still ride the bike (same one) -its having deeper issues than I am, and in bad need of being replaced, but it still gets me around.
  8. by   Thunderwolf
    Quote from Gromit
    HEHEHEH. I like that! Good sense o' humor!
    Tell ya a piece of irony, tho. I was just starting to take my nursing pre-reqs, and was still hauling fuel for a living (fuel tanker-smitruck drivers -not a bad job, but not my lifes' ambition either, but the pay wasnt bad) anyway, I was involved in a major motorcycle accident (unfortunately I was on the bike -and the drunk that nailed me just kept on driving, left me for dead. Thankfully, some one drove by, wondered what the lights were in the ditch (night time) and stopped. Saved my can, and I'll never know who they were). Anyway, I ended up in a hospital in a short-term coma (thank God that it didn't last) and once I woke up, well, anyway, long-story short, I was disgusted and upset at the poor quality of care. Swore I'd never EVER set foot in that facility again.
    I've been an RN there for almost 2 years now. Granted, not on the same floor (I don't know exactly where I was, but I know where I WASN'T, and I wasn't on my floor). Its a good facility


    Gotta always be able to roll with the punches.
    Oh yeah, I still ride the bike (same one) -its having deeper issues than I am, and in bad need of being replaced, but it still gets me around.
    Thanks for your story. Glad to see you made it through the accident.

    And now, we have a great nurse to show for it. I like happy endings.

  9. by   brandy1017
    I think its funny and true. I can remember being the overanxious, super nurse and now thru time and experience have mellowed and learned not to sweat the small stuff, delegate when you can, so you can focus on keeping the patient stable and averting a code. With experience you can see things more clearly, intervene early to prevent worsening patient status. I don't think there's anything wrong with letting housekeeping do their job etc. While I do help clean up patients I do not feel that is essential to th job and certainly the patients are better served by focusing on the medical and pathophys aspects.

    Maybe some new grads are offended and also some do good, codependent super nurses who feel they have to change the world. I explain things to family and work with them, but certainly do not befriend them as certain codependent nurses are want to do. I just don't think that's healthy for the nurse or the patient. What happened to maintaining a professional distance.
  10. by   nursedawn67
    I found it funny myself and somewhat true...but I could see where it might upset some.
  11. by   crihn
    I found this quite an amusing joke, because parts of it are so true as to the way I acted as a grad nurse years ago as compared to how I sometimes now act as an experienced nurse. A little humor never hurts anyone (provided this is just a joke and not a nurse-bashing e-mail).
  12. by   gizelda196
    I'll admit.I laughed my butt off! I could relate to the whole thing. "the heart sounds" lol
  13. by   Keepstanding
    :chuckle Hey lighten up a little and LAUGH ~
    I thought it was great and at times..........so true. I can relate to both the old and the new nurses. Isn't it just so good that we can laugh at ourselves sometimes. Laughter is the best medicine ! :
    :bowingpur :kiss :uhoh21: :flowersfo: :flamesonb :crash_com :selfbonk: :hatparty:

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