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Joined Apr 27, '05. Posts: 7 (0% Liked)

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    . I want to again clarify that I feel age has little to do with ones ability to understand the responsiblities to the profession, the co-workers, and most importantly to the patient. As for management,I'm surmizing that this is also a case by case situation.

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    Everyone like to have humor and good work relations with their coworkers, but I also have noticed some of the younger nures take it too far at times. Your first priority as a nurse is to be the patient's advocate. Anyone who does not keep this iin mind is not professional enough for the role of nurse in any workplace setting.
    I would like to amend my statement to include staff of all ages,I do not mean to imply this cavalier or unprofessional behavior lies with only a particular age group. I have been in all areas of nursing in my over 30yrs as an RN, and have seen some poor or incompetent nursing practices in all age groups and in all settings.I feel the tone for the nursing staff is generally set by the employer who may or may not know and/care what is going on in the workplace.

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    Everyone like to have humor and good work relations with their coworkers, but I also have noticed some of the younger nures take it too far at times. Your first priority as a nurse is to be the patient's advocate. Anyone who does not keep this iin mind is not professional enough for the role of nurse in any workplace setting.

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    Hi Steph, sorry to hear of your bad experiences,I agree with many of the replies recommending a strong clinical background in basic med surg before taking on a specialty.I truly don't understand why a specialty would hire someone with no experience. A specialty means just that, you need to have the basaics before going to a specialty unit.As a nure, you need to br mindful of the fact that you probably wouldn't want to be cared for by a nurse in a specialty with no experience, it's not fair to you, your coworkers or the patient. It is too bad that alot of nurses don't like the idea of doing medsurg for a year, but it is the foundation that you need.

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    I felt proud to wear my pin when I graduated, it is one way of distinguishing you as a professional nurse,especially when so many other workers wear scrubs as well as the nursing staff. I was proud to be able to show the school that I graduated from. Earning your pin is alot of work.

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    my opinion for what it's worth is that you should be proud to wear your pin and it represents the school you graduated from as well. It also depends on what area of nursing you are employed in.Generally not worn in the O.R., nor is other jewelry.

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    Hi I just joined, and am looking forward to learning about other nurses and their experiences. I hope we can all share and learn from each other



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