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I'm a first year nursing student and to be honest, the majority of what I've seen nurses do is charting and give meds. Is this all I will do?... Read More

  1. Visit  Lightning90 profile page
    #26 0
    Oh im a troll all of a sudden because im just speaking my mind? Ever hear of a profession called nurse practitioner? I stand by my comments. Who cares about the amount of time a doctor spends with their patients. You're acting like nurses only have 1 patient at a time and spend 100% of their time with that single patient. Doctors do the important work- they diagnose, prescribe medication.. And nurses do the dirty work and babysit. But ****, bless everyone who is willing to become a nurse and do all that work for that amount of pay lmao.
  2. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
    #27 4
    Quote from Lightning90
    You're acting like nurses only have 1 patient at a time and spend 100% of their time with that single patient.
    I do this all the time. Or two nurses to one patient. Recently three nurses to one very, very sick patient. You seem to have very little idea of what nurses do outside of a med-surg or LTC environment. I also haven't brought water to a patient in more than five years, since that seems to be a task you're really hung up on. But I'm sure you'll make a fantastic nurse practitioner!
  3. Visit  Lightning90 profile page
    #28 0
    Oh cool, so you work in the home setting. Im speaking on my experiences so far in the clinical setting. Being a nurse is just very unappealing for me and I have no idea why so many people are jumping on my back like that. And yup- Im going into a REAL profession, where i will ACTUALLY help people out.. Not just babysit and call the doctor when there is a problem!
  4. Visit  RotorRunner profile page
    #29 6
    I am a proud nurse.

    I chart and I pass medications frequently. I also fly in a helicopter when I go to work, so there's that.

    The opportunities in nursing are endless, and you are only limited by your own attitude. Focus on absorbing all the knowledge you can from the experienced nurses around you when you are at clinical.
  5. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
    #30 8
    If the OP thinks they'll ever make it to nurse practitioner, they are sorely mistaken. And it's we nurses who keep the junior residents from screwing things up and catching their mistakes. Good bye.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 5 : Reason: TOS
  6. Visit  pixierose profile page
    Quote from Lightning90
    Oh im a troll all of a sudden because im just speaking my mind? Ever hear of a profession called nurse practitioner? I stand by my comments. Who cares about the amount of time a doctor spends with their patients. You're acting like nurses only have 1 patient at a time and spend 100% of their time with that single patient. Doctors do the important work- they diagnose, prescribe medication.. And nurses do the dirty work and babysit. But ****, bless everyone who is willing to become a nurse and do all that work for that amount of pay lmao.
    Oh geez. Sweetheart, this type of post has been DONE before: "I'm not going to be a nurse, I'm going to be an APRN!"

    Yeah. "LMAO" and "smh."
  7. Visit  mnurse2016 profile page
    #32 2
    I'd hardly consider a couple of months real experience in the clinical setting. If you have no interest in being a nurse why are you on a website called "All Nurses"... better yet, why are you wasting your time in nursing school? With that attitude you wouldn't make a good nurse let alone a nurse practitioner or doctor. If you enrolled in nursing school and realized that it's not the profession that you anticipated then you can still find another career field to go into. There are hundreds of other degrees out there. No need to be so arrogant and bitter to other people.
  8. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
    #33 9
    Quote from Lightning90
    Daaamn. Everyone is in their feelings tonight lmao. Yes i am a nursing student but i would NEVER in my life be a nurse. EVER. The **** nurses go through and have to do for the salary they get paid is horrible. I knew coming into nursing school that I didnt want to be a nurse, and just being in the clinical setting, strongly reinforced that decision.
    And for the example above.. :O Are you really bragging about digging in someones feces. Like thats something you enjoy doing? Lmao. Anyway, i stand by the comments I have made. NURSES think they use their brain alot? Than what do doctors do? LOL. Doctors are the ones truly saving peoples lives.. Nurses are just babysitting. Stop acting like nurses analyze every single little thing over every single second of work. Most of the time youre being a waiter, cna or housekeeper
    I.Cant. Even.

    I do believe we have been tricked.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 5 : Reason: TOS
  9. Visit  Horseshoe profile page
    Quote from Lightning90
    Oh im a troll all of a sudden because im just speaking my mind?
    No, you've revealed yourself to be a troll because you so clearly don't know what you're talking about. Your ignorance is shining through like a beacon, but with the inflammatory language and juvenile slang, it reveals that you aren't just completely talking out of your $%$#, you're trolling.
  10. Visit  dianah profile page
    #35 4
    This is a reminder to REMAIN ON TOPIC and per Terms of Service: No name-calling.
    If a post possibly violates the Terms of Service, please REPORT IT (click on the yellow triangle); do not engage.
    Contact any of the staff if you have questions.


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  11. Visit  Julius Seizure profile page
    #36 6
    Quote from Lightning90
    Oh cool, so you work in the home setting. Im speaking on my experiences so far in the clinical setting. Being a nurse is just very unappealing for me and I have no idea why so many people are jumping on my back like that. And yup- Im going into a REAL profession, where i will ACTUALLY help people out.. Not just babysit and call the doctor when there is a problem!
    Based on your posts in other threads, you seem incredibly motivated to get a high GPA and take relevant extra classes that will make you competitive for, I presume, grad school. That's great.

    But you must realize that the reason people are "jumping on your back" is because you are implying that their career is not valuable or important. Come on.
  12. Visit  Extra Pickles profile page
    Lightning, how a person speaks, how he presents himself is vital to establishing a professional relationship and being thought of as being a professional. The problem you are having on this thread is that you do not come off as even remotely interested in professional discussion and your dismissal of nurses is astoundingly narrow-minded, short-sighted, and downright ignorant.

    You cannot tell people that what they do is of no importance (when everyone who holds these jobs knows more than you do, and knows it IS important) and expect to come out of it unscathed. You are being called out not for "speaking your mind" but for speaking foolishly and out of utter ignorance of the topic.

    It's a good idea to keep in mind that faculty, professors, clinical instructors FILL these forums and sometimes recognize their own students here. It does not bode well for them in the end. Much of nursing work is subjective, and whether you pass your clinical assignments may be determined in large part by the image you present. A high GPA in a classroom setting does not mean you will be cleared on clinical rotations if you are deemed to be patronizing, condescending, dismissive, without compassion, and without professional courtesy. In other words, everything you have shown here on this thread. Consider that, and whether you will be able to overcome the obstacles you yourself have placed in your way to get to graduation. You cannot become an NP without becoming an RN and there is considerable evidence indicating why you might not finish your program. Can't say you weren't warned.
  13. Visit  Julius Seizure profile page
    #38 8
    I see a lot of people on this thread saying, "come follow me in the ICU and you'll see how complicated nursing can be!" Sure, ICU is definitely complex. But I would encourage the OP and other students to also look for the complexity of med-surg nursing - they also, as another poster described, like a duck paddling under the water! Its not easy to manage and coordinate the care of 6-7 med-surg patients at once! Every specialty can be challenging. Oh, and by the way, there are some nurses who challenge themselves more than others. If you want to, you can try to be that nurse who does the bare minimum...it probably won't be very satisfying and you won't get far in your career. Or you can be an excellent nurse, and those nurses are the ducks - they do so much more than meds and charting.

    I remember my first clinical semester, in a LTC facility. I'm sure the nurses were doing a lot, but I had no idea what it was because I didn't even really know how to distinguish the nurses from the CNAs from anyone else in scrubs. We students all just kind of walked in (confused and awkward), tried to find our assigned patient's chart to look up info for our care plan, and then went to see if they needed help eating or something. I had NO IDEA what I was supposed to be doing, let alone what the nurses might be doing. Each semester, you see a little more, but you still don't really get it all till you've graduated and been working for a little while.

    OP, please don't perceive the answers here as people jumping on you. I don't think that's the intent. It's hard to see the forest for the trees at the beginning of nursing school. I'll be honest, I hated nursing school because most of the clinicals felt tedious, uninteresting, and basically like I was just trying to make care plans for no reason. I spend the ENTIRE program thinking that I probably wouldn't want to work in the nursing field for long anyway. But then I got my first job (in nursing, because you gotta make money, right?). Guess what? I actually have really enjoyed my career, and I'm glad that I did it. The first year was HARD, but then it got better. And now that I have some years of experience, so many doors are open to me. If you find that beside nursing isn't your thing, there are tons of other ways to use your nursing degree! Basically what I am trying to say is, try not to feel too discouraged yet - you are just starting to dip your toes into the pool.
    Last edit by Julius Seizure on Jan 5

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