Why Are Nurses Given Such A Bad Rap Today? - page 5

In reading the threads regarding the so called nursing shortage our country is under :rolleyes:, I started wondering why is it that we as nurses are given such a bad rap today. Care to share your... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Nursemike? . . . .careful what you say about farmers - we never "cobble" things together "quick and dirty". :chuckle

    steph
  2. by   nursemike
    Quote from stevielynn
    Nursemike? . . . .careful what you say about farmers - we never "cobble" things together "quick and dirty". :chuckle

    steph
    Really? Around here, farmers aren't slow carpenters and they aren't fast carpenters--they're half-fast carpenters. Also mechanics (gas and diesel), accountants, veternarians, elctricians, plumbers, geologists, engineers...
    I've met very few who could afford to pay someone else to do it fancy.
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from nursemike?
    Really? Around here, farmers aren't slow carpenters and they aren't fast carpenters--they're half-fast carpenters. Also mechanics (gas and diesel), accountants, veternarians, elctricians, plumbers, geologists, engineers...
    I've met very few who could afford to pay someone else to do it fancy.
    Ah, well that's Virginia for you.

    I come from a long line of farmers and married one too. He is quite handy with the art of carpentry. My grandfather built beautiful furniture.

    But you are sure right about the other part of what farmers do . . . we love the life and wish we could make some money at it so we could be farmers again.

    steph
  4. by   UnewmeB4
    I love how that crap article put nursing in with day care and secretarial work, rather than with other "female" professions that also require a degree (such as teaching). Some journalists are not worth the ink and trees it wastes to put their thoughts into print.
    We can be so bigoted ourselves! My goodness! Daycare workers are often ADNs or Bachelors. Their pay and benefits suck way worse than Nurses. To top it off, they are RAISING AMERICA'S Children, which we so often claim, is "our most precious resource"...yet, we can afford to place them beneath us? Who was watching the chioldren of so many of our nurses and students while at school or work? We trust them with the most important people oin our lives, yet not show the same respect for them that we want for nurses??? Smacks of hypocrisy to me.
    Last edit by Ted on Apr 11, '05
  5. by   UnewmeB4
    Quote from UnewmeB4
    We can be so bigoted ourselves! My goodness! Daycare workers are often ADNs or Bachelors. Their pay and benefits suck way worse than Nurses. To top it off, they are RAISING AMERICA'S Children, which we so often claim, is "our most precious resource"...yet, we can afford to place them beneath us? Who was watching the chioldren of so many of our nurses and students while at school or work? We trust them with the most important people oin our lives, yet not show the same respect for them that we want for nurses??? Smacks of hypocrisy to me.
    Just a P.S. Is this how we make Nurses look better, by putting down other professions as "less" than ours?
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from UnewmeB4
    Just a P.S. Is this how we make Nurses look better, by putting down other professions as "less" than ours?
    Excellent point.
  7. by   nursemike
    Quote from stevielynn
    Ah, well that's Virginia for you.

    I come from a long line of farmers and married one too. He is quite handy with the art of carpentry. My grandfather built beautiful furniture.

    But you are sure right about the other part of what farmers do . . . we love the life and wish we could make some money at it so we could be farmers again.

    steph
    OK, one little thing, then I'll try to stay on topic, for a while. I was afraid my "location" line was confusing. It's actually WEST (by golly) Virginia, the true Wild West, Wild and Wonderful, take me home, country roads and all that.
    So, you know, not such a little thing, after all. I mean, we seceded from the Confederacy.

    I have seen some very nice farm-built furniture, and a few houses that have stood for centuries. I've also seen mechanics shake their heads in dismay over things I've done to keep the truck running until I could finish whatever job I was on. Peace and love.
  8. by   RN4NICU
    nevermind...

  9. by   lady_jezebel
    Overwhelmingly, nurses are treated with great respect in our country. The only exceptions are some MDs & tv producers/writers!
  10. by   foxyhill21
    We are the #1 most trusted profession, everytime I tell people I am in nursing school. They are excited and amazed b/e it is very hard to get into nursing school. My school had over 1200 apply only 80 got in. Were i come from everyone is trying to be a RN.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from nursemike?
    OK, one little thing, then I'll try to stay on topic, for a while. I was afraid my "location" line was confusing. It's actually WEST (by golly) Virginia, the true Wild West, Wild and Wonderful, take me home, country roads and all that.
    So, you know, not such a little thing, after all. I mean, we seceded from the Confederacy.

    I have seen some very nice farm-built furniture, and a few houses that have stood for centuries. I've also seen mechanics shake their heads in dismay over things I've done to keep the truck running until I could finish whatever job I was on. Peace and love.
    I'm just pulling your chain - not even remotely serious.

    Peace back to you.

    steph
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from lady_jezebel
    Overwhelmingly, nurses are treated with great respect in our country. The only exceptions are some MDs & tv producers/writers!
    And other nurses.
  13. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from lady_jezebel
    Overwhelmingly, nurses are treated with great respect in our country. The only exceptions are some MDs & tv producers/writers!
    Huh?? Do we live in the same country? The public may TRUST us (like they trust nuns...we do altruistic, martyr-like work for the greater good) but respect? Nah. It just ain't there, IMHO. The MD's get the public's respect; and we see this reflected in the TV shows and mass media.

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