First off... I love my fellow classmates... and I especially appreciate this friend I'm about to mention.
Said friend always comments as to why we must learn what we are learning, that it is basically not for nurses to know and its for physicians to know.
"all nurses need to do is take the orders".
I'm not sure what their clinical experience has been but I've been lucky to see my nurses using that pharm and medsurg knowledge. Maybe I've been paired with nurses that always explain what their doing.
"we need to monitor this because... of this med"
"we need to hold this drug and call the doc"
I am so surprised my friend being a nursing student would knock down their own profession.
Its not like were learning the cellular mechanics of a drug.
why is learning the indications, contra indications, antidotes, watered down patho of the drug, typical doses, labs to monitor and effects on liver and kidney such a big deal?
I wish they valued their own profession a bit more and understood they're going to do more than pass meds.
I really appreciate this friend.
wish I know how to tell her.
Do you guys have any opinions as to why they do this? how to approach them? Maybe I shouldn't ... I guess they know and maybe they are in denial about how responsible they will be for someone's life... that's my only guess.