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    Ok listen, I never presumed that I knew everything about nursing and I know I wont understand how hard it is until I'm doing it.Now, I am getting defensive.I know that everyone gets frustrated but for some reason you have singled out everything that I have to say, and thats fine. We all get frustrated, I know that. I knew that when I was at work and would have some stupidly rich lady screaming in my face about a 500 advance I wasn't able to give her. I knew what my job entailed and even though yes, I wanted to tell her to shove it I didn't. If someone cant do what the job asks for without being rude to customers or patients then that is their problem. I see that you are very frustrated, and Im sorry but if you have a hard time coping with your career of choice without belittling others than that is on you. If I find that I am to the point where I cant handle being kind to my patients then maybe it is time for me to get out.

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    thanks, the encouragement always helps!

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    I was a customer service representative for a loan company. It was only 8 bucks an hour but I had to do a lot of collections, and that was terrible. I even had to go to peoples homes to collect and give notices etc. It SUCKED.

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    Actually I'm not the poster who worked fast food. I worked as a CSR. 1,000x easier than nursing, but I did have to deal with a LOT of 'tude.

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    'malingering and abuse of caretakers is something else entirely."
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    Yep, I agree. Is there anything that can be done if a resident is abusive?

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    I'm going to school to be an lpn then fast track to Rn. My mom had 5 boys by her husband, they divorced and she remarried thats where I come in. They had no more children and soon divorced.My dad is an alcoholic, but the kindest soul. Although I'm not her first born, I am my dads only child. Does that count?

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    motorcycle mama,
    I think you are the one being defensive, not me. There are plenty of times that I wanted to tell someone to stop flapping their gums. Nursing isn't the only profession where you get screamed at, cussed at, belittled and generally treated like crap. I will NEVER understand what you go through until I do it, thats so true. But I was professional enough not to take it to another level.

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    You ABSOLUTELY deserve to be respected! I am not arguing that AT all. But just because some of the pts are jerks, does that mean the nurse should be too? I dont see anything wrong with saying " If you stopped screaming at me then maybe you could breathe better." But thats a little different then what the op described. I dont think I would report that nurse, or try to get her fired, I just wouldnt want her speaking to my family that way.

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    Quote from motorcycle mama
    You need to work in the trenches before you can truly have an opinion on this.
    And remember, the nurses in the nursing homes are doing what most families don't want to do.

    I do agree with you wholeheartedly that the nurses are doing what family members dont want to do. However, I dont think I need to "work in the trenches" before having an opinion on the way people should be treated. I think that is common sense and probably something you dont learn in school or on the job. Even if the pt is CRAZY does that mean he or she should be talked to like a dog? I think its the nurses job to keep her sanity. The question comes down to this : would you want your family member to be treated that way? I wouldn't.

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    thanks for that

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    I took a practice exam last night that had 50 questions and I got 30 right. I havent even started LPN school yet so thats pretty reassuring That might be a bad score for a nurse but as I havent even started school yet, I have a little hope now Thanks all ,


    Tress

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    I agree. That seems like one ungrateful kid. I have 2 children and if they did half of what it says that kid did, I would go crazy! I probably wouldnt have him arrested for that but calling the cops to scare the crap out of him sounds like a good idea to me

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    I know that the nclex is the test that you have to take to get your license but what excactly is it>? Do they give you pt situations and then you write down what you're supposed to do in that particular situation? thanks


    Tress

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    LOL! I am getting ready to take a position as a laundry attendant in a nursing home($6.50 hrly) while I go to school to get my LPN. After that, I will work as a LPN while I go to Nursing School to become an RN.(maybe $10.00 hrly for LPN). Those pay rates will sure be much better I just have to keep my eyes on the prize, and remember that I am working towards something I really want. Thats what Im gonna tell myself when Im doing laundry....*I wont be doing this forever* :caduceus:

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    thanks so much for all your replies! It is going to take me a while to find my niche I bet. But when I do, I know I wont regret it


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