truckinusa (4,991 Views)
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Got me thinking about this thread again. Spent 2 days in the Hospital at an affiliate of the one I got in trouble at(Integris). I had such a wonderful experience and now I also have a new baby girl. None of the misery I had to go through in school, but it did bring back memories. I still think about nursing, but I have very little stress making Oxygen at Air Liquide. I guess I will still have to decide if I go back in January, but for the moment I believe the answer is no.
Its not the same thing. You have a long established relationship with your OB. I have been going to mine for 13 years. Also, nurses are the backbone of labor. They are the ones who coach and reassure a laboring woman. My nurses were champs. They were on the same level because they had been there.
I chose my OB for his expertise. I would choose female labor nurses for theirs as well. The difference is theirs is personal. A male nurse can't tell you about his natural labor. A male nurse can't commiserate with you about how breastfeeding sucks. So basically it boils down to wanting someone who knows your pain. Not a man who no matter how much he has read or seen it. will never know it
That's perfectly fine, and your right. But you're consistent.
I just wonder about those who refuse male nurses, but happily accept male MDs, looking at, touching etc. the exact same body parts.
That is not correct. We had plenty of male students, myself included, in L&D, plus doctors and one male nurse who worked there for years. Male OB nurses are rare but not unheard of. My L&D rotation required that we be present for at least one birth. The only minor quibble was that some younger first-time moms were shy or had cultural requirements that male nurses not come in the room. They were always very polite about it.
Headed to my first OB rotation in a few hours. I will let you know if I am allowed in a room.
I think so many guys are CRNAs because women suck at math. That's not sexist right? Lol
Wow, I am really appalled at the fact that, dear OP, you've been dismissed from the program for how you behaved. Ok, so you made an error in judgment, and you actually learned from it, which is the important thing! If all nursing students were failed/expelled for making errors while in clinical, there would be zero nursing students in schools. We're supposed to use clinicals as learning opportunities.
I mean, really, why stretch the discipline of a student so far? In our clinicals, we've had something called a "Progression Plan" for a student who is not meeting course requirements in a clinical... It's supposed to help keep you up to speed if you're doing things wrong or not understanding time and time again. From what it sounds like, this was an honest mistake, the woman was covered up, and OP looked in her direction... This is grounds for dismissal? That is ludicrous.
I wonder if you were a US nursing student? I was told that having to pay for healthcare in the US makes patients feel entitled to a certain standard of care, and this is very reasonable, surely. So the patient complained, hospital got wind of it, now the student is expelled from program... Nothing reasonable about this.
I guess big money talks, and big money walks.
OP, what are your plans for the future?
If you stood there with the tray in your hand gawping at her naked crotch for twenty seconds (the worst thing I can imagine ) I think the appropriate action would be to kick you out of the room, and have a sincere talk about appropriate behavior afterwards. But you said she was completely covered...
Either the instructor laid a really huge egg and overreacted, or there is a backstory we aren't privy to. If what you said is all that happened you deserve a better explanation IMO.
I don't even know why the instructors make passing trays such a big issue, but they do. I thought it was my responsibility. I think its stupid to pass trays in RN training. I am not one of these people that thinks certain duties are beneath them, I just don't see the point..[/QUOTE]
I think this may be more of an issue than anything else. It's not beneath us as students to do ANYTHING that is asked of us. If the instructor wants you to do it, you do it.
As for why you were dismissed, seems odd, details are missing. It seems harsh to dismiss you for staring. Any student could stare if they saw something that they were unfamiliar with. It happens. Part of the student process is gaining a poker face.[/QUOTE]
I was very tired that day and I might have stared a little too long. I saw a patient with a sweaty forehead and realized maybe I should leave. Nothing too exciting. It was such a non event I left the room and completely forgot about it until I had a meeting with my director. I wasn't sure what the big ordeal was?
The funny thing is if I am this horrible creeper then why am I allowed to retake the class?
I don't get the whole male students not welcome in a labor room, aren't most doctors and respiratory techs male anyway???? working in OB I don't see a lot of this. most of our patients are happy to let the students learn and at the time to push, most could not care less of who is in the room, they just want their babies OUT!
I'm confused, were you kicked out for starring at the patient or for bringing a tray in her room ?
This story doesn't make sense. Someone had to have handed you the tray to tell you to take it to room X. In addition, you should have knocked and announced yourself asking if it was ok to enter the room.
I agree with Bucky that there is too much missing holes in your story to actually give you help. Hope this is a learning experience and good luck in however you chose to deal with this.
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Makes me very sad. Such a loss.
Hmmm, I'm thinking there's more to this that meets the eye....
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