walksfar75 1,251 Views
Joined Jun 4, '10.
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You chose the wrong career! What did you think nurses do? Patient care is the number one job of nurses and I'm sorry that you found out the hard way that sick people tend to do icky things. It is called caring for another human being. Just get out now, you don't seem to have the thing that makes a nurse.
No one says you have to like the feces/urine portion, but your job is to tackle these tasks while not endangering the psychological welfare of your charge. I can only imagine your horror at decubitus ulcer care. You also just insulted all the hard-working nurses who do all of this and have the guts to get married and have families. I think it's time you moved on to another degree.
I don't answer my door for uninvited guests unless they see me through the window. I don't have an answer for you though. I hated every minute of nursing school because it destroyed my soul. But I did get through it, and you will too if you want to. Your real friends will be there in the end. But there is no way that I know of to get outsiders to understand how demanding and horrible the experience is. Hang in there, one day it will be done!
You people make me laugh. We were all told that nurses have so many opportunities outside of bedside. Lets all stop pretending that the OP is an bad person for being honest, shall we? Why are there so many people on this board so ready to jump down a persons throat for lame reasons like being honest about how one feels about bedside nursing. OP-look into school nursing, home health, clinic work...there are other routes that might work for you. And don't let any of the negative people on this board deter you from a different path in nursing. Good luck!
Well, how do you like it so far?
I would take the commute into consideration as well. Two hours round trip adds up and can throw your work/life balance off big time. Throw an accident into the mix and that hour each way can increase substantially. Definitely a tough choice for sure, considering your goal is ER. I wish you luck with your decision and Congrats on two offers!
Yeah, I think you might be on to something there with the "piece of crap" statement. I haven't owned a mac in a long time, but I'm rarely happy with any of the pc's I've had...perhaps it's time to venture out again. So did anyone do their reading? I've not! I smile now only because I fear there won't be many smiles come Monday. Tiger said he was dreading the start....can I get a witness? I have been working on this for many years(slowly, I'm a mom and a wife so ya know, life got in the way several times) and here I am and I just want another month off before this starts. I'm relieved to know that some of you feel the same way. On the other hand, the sooner we start the sooner we finish and get on with life. Anyway, I look forward to meeting all of you again and getting to know you all soon. I am the curly haired lady with a boy name so introduce yourselves to me when we start(tiger and wifey, i already met you guys).. Enjoy your last weekend as free people, guys! See ya all monday! <That little dude is smoking a cigarrette! How politicaly incorrect, I love it! (I'm talking about the icon if no one can see it...just a smily face smoking).
What OSHA test????
I got the email too. I was a little bumbed myself, thats the course they told us where we would get our extra practice in the lab right?
Jasmine-if you go the nursing website, then click on current students, then first semester, then I think 313 it will have a link to the reading list. I still haven't read......ahhhhhhh I went to get the syllabus for 313 and they didn't have it. Now the book store is closed right? Til the first day? Oh well, what happens happens....see you guys on Monday! Enjoy your last week of summer!
Tiger- its funny you ask because I had written on one of the sheets from orientation tha"badge id seahawk center"...and I had no idea what it meant because I don't remember going over that and i hadn't looked at that paper til yesterday. That must mean that we get it at the seahawk center and that I'm supposed to get a badge id. What five classe do we need to buy a 30 dollar syllabus for? I thought I was f'n done paying for this already. You guys are making me feel better though about the reading, I'm glad no one else is near done.
Well I was about two pages into it last time I picked up a book...finished my fun books for the summer so I'm going to start tonight!!!!(or so i say!)
Are you guys going? My hubby is on a ship and most likely won't be back by then but I'm thinking about bringing my mom so she can debrief him on the big deal when he gets home.... Hope everyone has a good weekend by the way!
Hey guys, I didn't get the family night invite email. What day is it and do our kids go or just husbands/wives?
You aren't alone, my friend.....my hand wasn't up either. We still have time to finish reading, we can do it guys! I'm getting excited though for sure. A little anxious to start(yet at the same time wish I had a few more months off).
Did you guys get your kits from the student store? Someone said at orientation they'd have a stethoscope in them but mine didn't so I had to order one online. Are you guys anywhere close to finished with your reading???????
Emmnmegsmom, thanks for the tips!
I didn't realize it was you til I came home and read that your name was Tom. I thought it was tiger(hey, my first name is michael so meeting someone named tiger isn't a stretch). If she had told me your name was Tiger I'd of course said who I was. hahahahha Does your wife post on here too, if so what is her screen name? Invasive???? Probably better not to ask what you mean and assume you didn't like him looking in your ears. he he he he
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