andilynnrn 1,074 Views
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Nurses use medical terminology constantly. I can't even imagine being in this profession without a good understanding of medical terms, you would be lost! Medical terminology covers everything from patient diagnoses (septicemia, osteoarthritis, cardiac disrhythmia) to treatments (colonoscopy, arthroplasty, endarterectomy), just to name a few. Without a basic understanding of those basic Latin root words, none of these words make any sense. Medical terminology is one of the most important things that you will learn as a nurse.
You done good. Plus you saved housekeeping having to clean up the mess when her head popped off.
Follow those instincts.
(((((CheesePotato))))) Oh, my God, your pain is palpable even through the computer screen. I am so, so sorry for what you're going through, and have no words to express it.
This post should be required reading for every nurse and nurse-to-be across this land. Another tour-de-force, straight from the heart and soul of a magnificent nurse and human being. I am in awe of your talent. I'm just sad you're having to deal with this loss, and am sending you good thoughts and prayers for continuing strength.
The bottom line in all of this ADN vs. BSN harping is this: If your educational level is sufficient to get you the position you want in your area, no worries. However, if you live in a market where your education is not competitive, you have few choices. Either move, or get the education you need. Complaining about how bloody unfair it seems is just infantile. It is what it is. Adapt or accept the consequences- gracefully.
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