nurses at your hospital..have to vent-very long

  1. Hey, needing to vent...I wish so bad that the nurses at clinicals would treat the student nurses at least like human beings. We are there to learn, and to a degree I think we help them out and save them time by doing "little stuff" they don't have time for. Last week a pt. kept asking for the nurse and was crying in pain, I went to the nurse to tell her what was going on and before I could say anything she said "I can't get a thing done with you student nurses talking to me and asking me questions all the time" I told her the problem anyway and she says, "next shift can deal with the pt" which was 30 minutes away. Her supervisor told her not ever to talk like that to us again, we were there to help--but out of 5 nurses only 1 is decent to us. Oh, the subject gets me so aggravated. I pray to God that when I am a nurse, I will take a second before I bite a studen't nurses head off and remember how tough things can get in school. PATIENCE is a virtue-just wish they knew that. We are supposed to take them cookies to clinical to thank them--and this will be sooo hard. I wish they could watch a tape of themselves and take a look at how they talk to us--nobody deserves to be so degraded! They should be ashamed!Sorry I have drug this on so long, I'm sure some of yall can relate. Thanks for the ear!
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Well it doesn't necessarily get any better when they become co-workers either...
  4. by   z's playa
    Quote from tsu_girl82
    Hey, needing to vent...I wish so bad that the nurses at clinicals would treat the student nurses at least like human beings. We are there to learn, and to a degree I think we help them out and save them time by doing "little stuff" they don't have time for. Last week a pt. kept asking for the nurse and was crying in pain, I went to the nurse to tell her what was going on and before I could say anything she said "I can't get a thing done with you student nurses talking to me and asking me questions all the time" I told her the problem anyway and she says, "next shift can deal with the pt" which was 30 minutes away. Her supervisor told her not ever to talk like that to us again, we were there to help--but out of 5 nurses only 1 is decent to us. Oh, the subject gets me so aggravated. I pray to God that when I am a nurse, I will take a second before I bite a studen't nurses head off and remember how tough things can get in school. PATIENCE is a virtue-just wish they knew that. We are supposed to take them cookies to clinical to thank them--and this will be sooo hard. I wish they could watch a tape of themselves and take a look at how they talk to us--nobody deserves to be so degraded! They should be ashamed!Sorry I have drug this on so long, I'm sure some of yall can relate. Thanks for the ear!
    Heheheheh Make them some extra special cookies!
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Ortho_RN
    Well it doesn't necessarily get any better when they become co-workers either...

    LOL this is true!
  6. by   orrnlori
    How about chocolate chip cookies a la Ex-Lax?
  7. by   z's playa
    Quote from orrnlori
    How about chocolate chip cookies a la Ex-Lax?
    Add a dash of MUCOMYST! Yuck!
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    How about washing it down with Go-Lytely lemonade (joke).
  9. by   z's playa
    Man.... are we evil! I'm making my own stomach turn. Wonder how gross these baked goodies can get?
  10. by   orrnlori
    Oh yeah!!!! Kool-Aid made with Go-Lightly - They'll never even taste it!!!!
  11. by   tsu_girl82
    I think these are the best ideas I've heard from anyone ...he he he I'll let ya know how they like the cookies-hey, what's that i hear about putting visine in brownies goves you diarrhea? LOLThanks for listening and cheering me up
  12. by   PJMommy
    I'm just curious...is this a teaching hospital? A lot of the miserable nurses I ran into were at private hospitals -- they weren't used to having a lot of students around. I now work at a teaching hospital and, a lot of time at the nurses station, we have 4-5 student nurses, an attending doc, 4-5 residents, and at least 10 med students. We love the student nurses! I mean...sheesh...aren't we all always learning?
  13. by   rebel_red
    AhhhhhTsu_82 I feel your pain. We have been fortunate in rarely encountering the "nasty" nurse. Except for one floor that we were on for about four weeks. Yikes I felt bad for the nurses because I could see how heavy their pt load was and how little support/respect they were being given. Unfortunately even with that in mind, there were some situations I could not walk away from....and I ended up saying to my instructor at least once a week "Mrs. X, this is what I said, this is who I said it to and this is why I said it......" (As in like no I am not going to push that dilaudid through the IV I am an SPN and would like to stay in this program......) What do your instructors advise you to do? And how long do you have left? Either way I have mucho respect for bedside nurses, even the mean ones. I couldn't do it.

    Good Luck Cookie!
    Tres
  14. by   tsu_girl82
    my teach only encountered one time how bad they acted, he told the supervisor of med-surg and she got on them and told us to always come to her and tell her when this is happening. I'm not all for ratting someone out all the time though, I don't care if I can't stand the person, I won't do it-it's annoying the people who constantly do. I can't hardly feel sorry for these nurses though. It is a small to midsize hospital and when they have more that 3 pt.'s a piece, they FLIP and can't handle the pressure. I have alot of nurses in my family who work in hospitals with 6-7 pt.s at a time ALWAYS and they handle it. I'm in no position to judge, though. Its just so hard to show respect for someone when they treat you so poorly. I overheard one of the nurses tell my teach that the student nurses really helped out today , and when my teach told him that he should tell us so we kn ow we are appreciated , the nurse said, "nah, they don't need to hear it" UGGHH! One is really nice, but this one male nurse I could strangle hime. Here I go again, writing a novel, once I start on this topic I just can't stop yall! :uhoh21:

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