Clinical Day Horror Story !!!! - page 2
First of all I was up till 2am doing a concept mapping of my patients medical diagnosis plus my instructor wanted 3 chapters of our workbook done and all my drug cards for my patient along with a... Read More
Nov 4, '01And my 2 cents:
And NOBODY is JUST a ANYTHING.........
It takes one hell of a person to go into this dastardly profession, with all its warts.......
We are all striving to do something, anything, to better a person's life, no matter how small a something it is.
Student, CNA, LPN, ADN, RN, BSN, MSN. Don't matter the designation, we are ALL nurses.
Some of them are just trolls.
Keep up the good work, everybody, and sooner or later the REAL torture will begin..............REAL jobs as nurses......no more school and hiding behind anything..........
You can hide IN the linen closet at your job......
Nov 4, '01Marla~
I had to smile when I read your reply... and I have to admit, I have ALREADY seen times I want to hide!
P.S. Do they have "linen closets" in college?
Nov 4, '01I appreciate all of your support. I had a good laugh reading some of the responses and it really made my day to come here today to see the unity and support of everyone.....WOW.....and by the way to KELLY:: I am a nurse I have successfully passed my state boards and I practice as a nurse at a hospital on the tele unit....so I am THE INFAMOUS EXOTIC NURSE but to you that will be MRS EXOTIC NURSE.............LOL
Nov 4, '01Hey, exotic nurse, peaceful2100 and semstr!!!!!!!! And everyone else that replied to exotic nurse's bad day!!!!! Boy, have we all been there and there again even when we aren't students!!!!! Semstr---------I am going to take your advice myself and next day after someone has been rude to me to make an even bigger effort to be nice. Nothing ruffles a "mean person's feathers than someone continually being nice!!!!!
Nov 5, '01O.K. O.K. I hear you. This is Kelly.
In class though, we have been taught by our nursing professors that the Nursing Organizations of Canada do not want us calling ourselves student nurses. We have been told that legally we can only call ourselves nursing students. A student who will be going to do her consolidation in the States, in Wisconsin, talked to the employers at that hospital, and they told her that that rule was the same in the states, but wasn't followed very well by students. One of my professors was born and raised in Florida, and just transfered here 4 years ago, and he too said students in the States cannot call themselves nurses till they've passed the NCLEX, but that as it couldn't be reinforced, students didn't follow it. I'm very surprised at the backlash to my original e-mail. I didn't make any disparaging or disrespectful remarks about her day, and wasn't rude in my note. I went to a job fair early in October, and received some information from an American recruiter, and on my application I put (Student Nurse), and he crossed it out and told me, "You're not a nurse yet,legally you can only put down nursing student" and he wrote down Nursing Student. So can you see why I thought to remind her of the designation? There's nothing disrespectful there. It's part of our job to help or remind fellow nurses and students of things, not attack them.
Nov 5, '01cdnstudentsaid nicely and can't speak for anyone else. chill and relax on yourself also. of course technically on a job application or actual work setting, your exact title does matter, but here on bb......... i see here that we all come to learn, destress from tough days, give support to others and chill!!!!! so, no you were technically not wrong, but relax sometimes. nursing is too stressful and life is too short. take a breather and relax on yourself also. big hug!!!!! micro
Nov 5, '01Kelly,
Thank you for clarifying what you meant. I'm very sorry to have jumped the gun like I did.
I too, have heard of the legal difference between "student nurse" and "nursing student"... but in the context of these boards I rarely think about the "legal" aspect unless it is part of the topic. I must admit that while I know not to call myself a nurse of any kind in front of a patient (if they ask if I'm a nurse I just say that I'm studying for it)- I don't make habit of explaining it when just in casual conversation - so I hope it makes sense as to why I defended exotic nurse like I did. I see no reason why she can't use a screen name like that - unless of course she's passing out medical advice. Then that would just be a whole new issue.
Ah... I think we can all feel better now.
Oh - and please don't think we're all spiteful people - cause at least now you know you've found a group that sticks together for support.Last edit by pixxel on Nov 5, '01
Nov 5, '01Kelly (CDN student), sometimes we say things without knowing the intent of a first post and it usually take a person to re-word what they were trying to say before it is clear. Personally I am sorry if you feel like I was jumping down your throat. I just wanted you to realize that their are many, many students who are already nurses and licensed who go back to get more education.
I am called a nursing student and a student nurse. Every time I document something whether it is on the medical administration record or whatever I have to sign my name Tonya________ S.N. (which stands for student nurse) So I am legally signing that I am a student nurse.
Canada and the U.S. is still different on certain issues. With different laws and it even is a little different in the U.S. from state to state.
IF you have learned one way then do it the way you have been taught so you don't get into trouble.
Confusion happens and we all must realize that we come from different places, different and things are not going to be EXACTLY the same but we are all striving for one common goal or should be and that is to become the best nurse possible and learn as much as we can to provide good safe patient care
Nov 5, '01Thanks for the clarification Kelly. the legal distinction is not made in all states here. My name tag that I was issued by my school for clinicals says "Student Nurse", while I guess up in Canada they dont allow that. each area is different, and its easy to get confused, dont stress all is ok
Nov 6, '01ITS OKAY....I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT AND I WANT TO SAY I WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR STUDIES.....
Nov 6, '01Thanks to Exotic Nurse, BrandyBSN, peaceful2100, Julielpn, and pixxel for the nice e-mails. I'm really glad to see that you see where I was coming from with my note. After what I've been told by instructors, I didn't want her to put down student nurse in her charting, then get in trouble from her clinical instructor.
You're latest replies made me feel 100% better!!