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  • Jun 3 '12

    Hey everyone!

    After lurking on this forum for the past year, I am absolutely thrilled to say that I will be joining your ranks!

    I graduated a few weeks ago and just found out that I landed my DREAM JOB in a Level III NICU! I could not be more excited!!!

  • Jun 2 '12

    I would think an incompetent nurse would be worse than a "fat nurse"...

  • Jun 2 '12

    Quote from Darkstar1485
    Ok, I'm sure that title made you want to throw up in your mouth. I don't blame you. I felt the same way when my physician said it to ME.In January, I decided to take control my life and lose weight. I have lost about 30lbs so far. So, when I went to my doctor last week, he noticed that I was 30lbs lighter. He asked if I was on a diet and I told him yes. I told him I was going to nursing school and want to be a good example if I'm going to lecture on proper diet and exercise.I guess my statement gave him a green light to be an a-hole.Doctor: that is so refreshing to hear! Nurses are notorious for ignoring their health. Keep up the good work. Remember, THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN A FAT NURSE! ::::doctor laughs::::I was in shock. I could not believe it. I went numb. I did not find what he said funny or supportive. Yeah... I'm actively searching for a NP to be my primary care provider.... I happen to like NP's better. I find them to be less socially retarded.What's the general consensus on obese nurses? Are obese nurses not taken seriously? Is what my doctor said a common thought?
    If you were offended by the doctor's comments, how do you think someone affected by intellectual disabilities would feel about your use of the term "socially retarded"?

  • Jun 2 '12

    Quote from Darkstar1485
    Ok, I'm sure that title made you want to throw up in your mouth. I don't blame you. I felt the same way when my physician said it to ME.In January, I decided to take control my life and lose weight. I have lost about 30lbs so far. So, when I went to my doctor last week, he noticed that I was 30lbs lighter. He asked if I was on a diet and I told him yes. I told him I was going to nursing school and want to be a good example if I'm going to lecture on proper diet and exercise.I guess my statement gave him a green light to be an a-hole.Doctor: that is so refreshing to hear! Nurses are notorious for ignoring their health. Keep up the good work. Remember, THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN A FAT NURSE! ::::doctor laughs::::I was in shock. I could not believe it. I went numb. I did not find what he said funny or supportive. Yeah... I'm actively searching for a NP to be my primary care provider.... I happen to like NP's better. I find them to be less socially retarded.What's the general consensus on obese nurses? Are obese nurses not taken seriously? Is what my doctor said a common thought?
    First of all...wow. That's so incredibly rude, but nothing that comes out of doctor's mouths surprises me anymore.

    Second of all, CONGRATS on your weight-loss success! 30 lbs is awesome!

    My mother in law was 200 lbs overwrought when she first started NS. Something (no idea what) les her to believe school would be good for weight loss, but of course she just piled it on. It impacted her stamina during clinicals, her energy to stay up and study, the respect she got from instructors and hospital staff, and most importantly -her self esteem. She absolutely could not take the bull by the horns without a good amount of self-confidence, failed out of NS, and ended up in the hospital (panic attacks) where she was told: nursing isn't the right field for fat people.

    She spent a few more years feeling sorry for herself and gaining more weight until one day she woke up and decided she was going to be a flipping nurse, started WW, lost 200lbs, went back to NS, and just graduated last month. She's already employed and loving it.

    Maybe the comment from the doctor is what shook her up, I don't know. If so, a lot of good came out of it, but I still don't think it's appropriate. "Nobody likes a fat nurse" is not medical advice. It's not ever career advice. It's just an opinion he like to ascribe to the entire world and put onto overweight nurses. It's an underlying mocking attitude of innocent people is have nothing to do with.

  • May 31 '12

    I KNEW nurses were aliens. With that language they speak, working long hours, juggling difficult patient assignments, and still able to provide TLC, there was NO WAY they were human.

  • May 31 '12

    "I guess the saying is true that it takes a certain type of person to be a nurse."

  • May 30 '12

    Ruby, this should be required reading before applying to nursing school! Wonderful article.

  • May 30 '12

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  • May 30 '12

    No offense,In a profession such as nursing..Being employed at "ghetto" healthcare facility is irrelevant.Nursing is a people oriented profession,which means nurses should actual prefer settings where there is a great NEED. This is just my opinion.

  • May 29 '12

    my littman is the best!
    light blue color and teardrop-shaped!
    ah! *ecstatic*

  • May 2 '12

    Hey Everyone!
    I'm new to this site, but have for a while kinda been following after google search brought me here when applying. First off, Congrats to everyone who has been accepted thus far!! I recently sent in my deposit and intent to enroll form, so I'm also getting anxious...you all seem like a great group of people, and I can't wait to work with you all throughout this process. I believe some one asked a while back about Loyola taking recent grads after completing nursing school. I know for a fact that they do. I did my undergraduate at Loyola (Biology, graduated in May 2011) and I know of many nursing students (my g/f was a nursing student there as well) who are currently working in several areas at Loyola Medical Center. I know that the regular BSN pass rate dropped a little last year (from what I hear for the first time in a while) but they keep quiet about it. I have seen some of the BSN students and the ABSN students around campus - It dont by any means look easy, but successful completion is, without a doubt, possible. Anyways, hopefully I get to meet all of you within the next couple months!


    -Michael

  • May 2 '12

    @RickyLatino87- I'm sure you will get your letter back just as fast too:-)! Can't wait for u to get the good news so we can celebrate with you too!!!

  • May 2 '12

    Yes, I'm sticking with Loyola...paid my deposit the same day I got my letter. I started an app for Resurrection, but the soonest available date to take the TEAs test was 3 weeks after the deadline! I got really annoyed that they accepted my application payment without telling me that I was pretty much too late. Also, if Loyola didn't work out, I was preparing an app for Rush's GEM program next spring. I hope you get your answer soon, too!

  • May 1 '12

    Accelerated BSN students are eligible. I called before the cycle began to be sure.

  • May 1 '12

    Congratulations to all who got accepted in the program.

    Good luck guys!!!


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