Already been told I shouldn't be a nurse (Rant) - page 3

So today I took a CPR course. I'm not in NS yet, but I decided to do it ahead of time. I've made amazing grades in all my prereq courses and every single one of my science professors has praised me... Read More

  1. by   JKL33
    Quote from ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    I prefer "Another One Bites the Dust." If I have to have an earworm in my head, I'll choose Queen over the Bee Gees any day. I'm biased, though... I lived through the disco era and was even forced to do disco dancing during high school PE class.
    Since we aren't very accurate with replicating the tempo of something we hopefully haven't heard since the instructor partially sang it 2 years ago in class, I find the whole suggestion kinda crazy especially in-hospital where we have things like clocks with second hands and metronome devices, etc. It's plausible that it could be useful if you're rescuing someone out in the middle of the woods...and the Bee Gees (or Queen) just happen(s) to come to mind in the midst of your adrenaline rush.
  2. by   imhorsemackerel
    I'm so glad you stuck up for yourself. As you said, we all have to start somewhere. Keep your head up high!
  3. by   nurse.ethel.RN
    I dont understand the whole "eat your young" mentality. Nurses need to grow up and stop bringing down new, eager learners! Were all in it together!!
  4. by   JKL33
    Quote from nurse.ethel.RN
    I dont understand the whole "eat your young" mentality. Nurses need to grow up and stop bringing down new, eager learners! Were all in it together!!
    I'm sorry, but neither of the two individuals involved in this scenario were nurses, though one hopefully will be in the near future.
  5. by   Zyprexa
    That was rude and unprofessional of her to make fun of you. You handled it very well. I think you will do well going forward. Unfortunately, not everyone is nice in healthcare, especially patients and their family members! Thick skin is important.
  6. by   Zyprexa
    Next time I take CPR, I plan to sing "Staying Alive" while attempting to resuscitate, check for an organ donor card, and then stab the manikin while retrieving the precious heart.
  7. by   Tenebrae


    I was always taught this is a great guide for the rythym

    People are rude. Dont let anyone put you off
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Oct 3
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Zyprexa
    Next time I take CPR, I plan to sing "Staying Alive" while attempting to resuscitate
    Here, Zyprexa- this may aid you in your endeavor:

    stayin-alive-jpg
  9. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Quote from JKL33
    Since we aren't very accurate with replicating the tempo of something we hopefully haven't heard since the instructor partially sang it 2 years ago in class, I find the whole suggestion kinda crazy especially in-hospital where we have things like clocks with second hands and metronome devices, etc. It's plausible that it could be useful if you're rescuing someone out in the middle of the woods...and the Bee Gees (or Queen) just happen(s) to come to mind in the midst of your adrenaline rush.
    Not crazy at all... in my case, I still listen to Queen and have the tempo down pat. I don't think I've been in a code yet where I had clear view of a clock from where I was doing compressions, particularly given the posture. We're going to be rolling out Zolls with compression monitors over the next 12 months but I haven't used on yet.
  10. by   azhiker96
    I was sitting at a poker table in Vegas once during the time I was taking my pre-reqs. As we chatted one woman said she was a nurse.
    I told her I was planning on going to nursing school. She then said that I should know that women are better nurses than men because they
    are naturally more caring and empathetic. I replied that was good to know. Also that I was currently working as a tech in a PACU and when
    I got back I may need to do a Crocodile Dundee check on a couple of the nurses there. ;-)
  11. by   FolksBtrippin
    It sounds to me like the class was full of experienced people, and the instructor was trying to joke around, not realizing that you are brand new to healthcare and needed clear directions and support. Don't worry about it. It's not likely to happen in nursing school. In nursing school you will all be in the same boat. This was just a fluke.

    Congrats on your prereqs and best wishes on your journey!
  12. by   catsmeow1972
    Waayyyyy back when I was in school (not so far that we charted on rocks with a hammer and chisel, now) there was always that one instructor that the class ahead of us talked about how "she flunks everyone, she'll eat you for lunch, she's mean, etc." We were all scared to death of Ms. -----. When we finally got there, it turned out that she was the most memorable, patient, instructor most of us had. She was hard as nails on us but never embarrassed anyone in front of others. I generally think if someone (this going for colleagues out in the workplace too) needs to demean or belittle someones goals it is because they lack confidence themselves and that is the only way they know how to make them selves look/feel better.
    Having made it this far through your pre-reqs and having the initiative to do other things to get ahead, you will do fine. Either brush it off as someone's lame attempt at being funny or equally lame attempt at puffing up their own ego and move on.
  13. by   G019
    You may never have to see that woman again. At least for two years. It's irritating I know. You'll encounter people questioning your intelligence ALL the time. Stay gracious. Let your good work speak for itself.

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