Only charting? - page 4

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. by   Lightning90
    Sooo many people are hurt lmao. Some peoples just cant handle the truth
  2. by   rachaelofcourse
    Quote from Lightning90
    Sooo many people are hurt lmao. Some peoples just cant handle the truth
    Well it's not the truth.
  3. by   JadedCPN
    Quote from Lightning90
    Sooo many people are hurt lmao. Some peoples just cant handle the truth
    Everything else aside, the truth is that even as a nurse practitioner, you'll still be a NURSE practitioner. You're still going to be a nurse :-)
  4. by   Lightning90
    Oh i could care less what im called lol. Im only concerned about what Im actually going to be doing in that profession.
  5. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Extra Pickles
    It's a good idea to keep in mind that faculty, professors, clinical instructors FILL these forums and sometimes recognize their own students here.
    Not to mention managers and coworkers. I've seen posts here describing how someone slipped a copy of a post under the manager's door. AN isn't as anonymous as people seem to think it is.
  6. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from Lightning90
    Sooo many people are hurt lmao. Some peoples just cant handle the truth
    I took an accounting course once. Does that qualify me to talk about what it's like to be a CPA?

    Until you are a nurse, you don't know what it's like to walk in the shoes of a nurse.

    Again I say, come to our ICU and see how long it takes you to flounder, get totally lost, and look like a complete idiot.
  7. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    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
    Very good points. I only mentioned ICU because that's my background, so I speak to what I know. ICU nurses work as colleagues with the docs. The arrogant one and the OP might be surprised at how often our docs would say, "So what do you want me to write?" Or "so what do you think we ought to do for Mr. Jones? Do you need anything else I haven't thought of?" Yeah, waitresses indeed.

    Now I work OR, and I'd like to see the arrogant one observe our RNFA and blather on again about how nurses don't do anything worthwhile. Our surgeons ask our RNFAs for advice from time to time. Which is NOT what they do to CNAs and waitresses. No offense to CNAs or waitresses, but you get my point.
  8. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    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.
    Speaking as a med-surge nurse, THANK YOU! Everything I detailed in my post is just a shift in med-surg on any given day. :-)
  9. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from Lightning90
    Sooo many people are hurt lmao. Some peoples just cant handle the truth
    What truth is that? That you have no clue what you are talking about and are unprofessional in your presentation? Yes, that is a truth. And it isn't the rest of us who are having trouble handling that, it seems that that particular problem lies with you.

    Many people here have given you good advice, have even tried to help you to survive nursing school, as it appears you might not actually get through it the way you are going. Since you choose to disregard all of these experienced, well-meaning people, all I can say is good luck with whatever it is you eventually end up doing in life. I expect it won't be anything remotely in the nursing profession, and I think one day you will find this to be your own truth.
  10. by   Extra Pickles
    OP please heed the advice and wonderful information that other people have posted here for you. Please disregard what you know you need to disregard, and also know that if you are the one who keeps your eyes open, ears open, and mind open, you not only will learn far more than some others here, you will actually be on your way to being a good professional nurse. Good luck to you!
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  12. by   brinkk
    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
    You are a nursing student, so please stop acting like you know what real nursing is like. I see you are one of the many people who think they are gonna be an NP. Do you realize that you usually need two years or so of critical care nursing to be an NP? You seem very uneducated on this topic, which is probably because you are just a student and have no idea what real nursing is like.

    I took a look at your past posts and you are in community college just starting your journey, so let's pump the breaks a bit with all of this "knowledge" you are spouting.

    Did I see you mention nurse pay isn't good? BSN nurses in my town are making 70k in the midwest with low cost of living. That is a ton of money nearly triple the average salary where I live. You can look up other salaries around the country and you will see the same. I think the national average is around 60k. If you live in a state with a low cost of living that is amazing pay.

    I am in my last year of my BSN and I am also a CNA. There are two hospitals in my town and I can count the amount of times I have seen a nurse clean up feces using both of my hands. The CNA's bring the trays, feed and help clean up. The nurses help when they can. There are some hospitals/departments that don't have CNA's, but that is on the low side.

    You come off as extremely under educated on the profession of nursing and I don't blame you for that because you are in a community college just starting. Let's leave people with RN after their names to explain what nursing is like.
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