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

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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 am a mere senior nursing... Read More


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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.
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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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    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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