silentRN 8,125 Views
Joined May 19, '08.
Posts: 644 (35% Liked)
Well, it really depends. Sometimes those headaches turn into a ruptured aneurysm.
The longer you are a nurse, the less compassionate you will be. We all get burned out, and we are only human. You don't need compassion to do the job, but you need to have common sense and be smart enough to do the job. You don't need to be compassionate to know that a patient needs pain meds or that a patient needs to be turned or that a levophed gtts needs to be started. Nursing education is kinda a joke, which emphasizes on caring and compassion; because it doesn't teach you real world application and you learn how to think once you have a job.
I wonder how many dirty looks you guys get when you walk into a place...
My answer is still the same as it was a year ago when I responded to this post...nursing still sucks, and it's just gonna suck even more.
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