The Type of Nurse I Don't Want to Become - page 17

After completing numerous clinicals and working as an EKG tech, I have observed and often dealt with nurses that are a prime example of what I don't want to be when I graduate. I also concede that I... Read More

  1. Visit  RNOTODAY profile page
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    Lets try to actually *be* a nurse--- of any kind, before we judge, how about that?
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  2. Visit  yinxuehui1983 profile page
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    Quote from sistasoul
    Some of the Doctors are terrible to deal with. That may be why some nurses act meek and mild on the phone with certain MDs. Some of them are downright obnoxious. I do have to say that most Docs are great but those few bad apples make one a little nervous when having to call them.
    I so agree with what you said about the rude doctors. I see it happen all the time at my workplace. Just because they are doctors does not mean they are any better than the rest of us. I have seen them talk down to the nurses and other staff members. The ones i've seen, they treat their patients very well but they are just plain rude to the staff.
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  3. Visit  RNOTODAY profile page
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    please!!!, rude doctors? I work with surgeons and anesthesiologists, who are literally pioneers in their field.you really dont get much more arrogant docs to work with, in my opinion. normal polite exchanges of please and thank you aside, never a sorry- because I dont have anythig to be sorry for Yet, thank god)
    I treat them like a coworker- they are, we are on a first name basis, and they are saying "im sorry" and thank you to ME, because it is me who enables them to do THEIR job....I understand that this might be a different dynamic than on a unit, but just wanted to share.... and i guess it is a generational thing... because the doctors give up their chair for US, the nurses, whenever there is such a scenario....
    and as far as the "not my job" nurse--- well, sometimes, it just isnt.... yes, the aides are their to help us, and the patients, but there are like 100 things that ONLY the nurse can do, and in a specific period of time that we have to do it... so , yes, if I am doing one of those said tasks that ONLY me or another nurse can do,and something delegatable needs to be done? guess what? YOUR doing it, and for that period of time, NO ITS NOT MY JOB.
  4. Visit  Bloop23 profile page
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    Op here. After working as an extern for almost 7 months I can safely say that almost all of my previous post means nothing. Everyone is honestly too busy to care about the stuff that used to bother me as someone on the outside looking in. All of this stuff still happens but I'm too caught up in my own stuff to really care what my co workers do unless it's harmful
    In some way.

    Good thread; opinion changed with experience.
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  5. Visit  nursemike profile page
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    Quote from Bloop23
    Op here. After working as an extern for almost 7 months I can safely say that almost all of my previous post means nothing. Everyone is honestly too busy to care about the stuff that used to bother me as someone on the outside looking in. All of this stuff still happens but I'm too caught up in my own stuff to really care what my co workers do unless it's harmful
    In some way.

    Good thread; opinion changed with experience.
    Thanks for the update. It's ironic, but a lot of people might find it difficult to admit that they're smarter today than they were, yesterday. It's also a pretty good indicator that you will progress toward becoming the kind of nurse you do want to be. Most of us, I think, really do care about all of the myriad details of a patient's stay. It's part of the reason we are notorious control freaks. But it is an ongoing challenge to balance all of the things you would like to do, all of the things you can do, and all of the things that you have to do, right away.

    Best of luck.
  6. Visit  mazy profile page
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    You had the guts to come back here and revisit this topic and admit that you might have been mistaken and I have a lot of respect for that.

    I think you will be a good nurse and an asset to all of us out there struggling to do the best we can under some pretty difficult conditions.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date.
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  7. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from bloop23
    op here. after working as an extern for almost 7 months i can safely say that almost all of my previous post means nothing. everyone is honestly too busy to care about the stuff that used to bother me as someone on the outside looking in. all of this stuff still happens but i'm too caught up in my own stuff to really care what my co workers do unless it's harmful
    in some way.

    good thread; opinion changed with experience.
    it took courage to come back here and admit that. you've learned a lot. good on you!
    PatMac10,RN likes this.


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