In Icu Are Is There A Preference For Whites

  1. i had a co worker say to me she " we should not hire my ethinic group because we don't like to work new year. and that this not my country this is America." are there any other minorities finding it difficult work in the units and they feel it would be easier if they were "right'" nurse or they were in other units
    Last edit by tammyg652 on Dec 20, '06
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  3. by   nurseangel47
    Say what? You think there's a preference for "white nurses" in the ICU? Is THAT what you're asking...you're being a bit vague in your question???
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    What the...???
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    ridiculous
  6. by   aquaphoneRN
    Quote from tammyg652
    i had a co worker say to me she does not fell the should hire my ethinic group because we don't like to work new year. and that this not my country this is America. are there any other minorities finding it dificult work in the units and they feel it would be easier if they were "right'" nurse.
    Honestly, I doubt it is you ethnicity that is preventing you from getting a job, if that's what you're saying.

    I work in the MICU/SICU in NYC, and I can tell you that in the SICU, the cheif surgeon is black, and he's absolutely dedicated and brilliant. Everyone looks up to him. In the MICU the chief MD is a Russian woman who immigrated to the US. The majority of my RN co-workers are Philipino immigrants, as well as black Jamacians, Russians, Chinese, Koreans, white and black Americans etc.

    We all work together, we are all friends, most of us are very good at what we do. I love working with the diverse group of people that we have. I look up to and respect them. I go to them for advice and guidance. I'm a white, American born male.

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    Last edit by sirI on Dec 20, '06 : Reason: TOS
  7. by   sunnyjohn
    OP, if you feel you are being discriminated against you should report it to the proper authorities at your facility.
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 20, '06 : Reason: referred to deleted post
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    First regarding the original post I see typos and a lack of quotation marks.It is written like people talk. No proof of poor English skills.

    I have worked more than 25 years in CCU, ICU, and SICU.
    Although not white I was born in the middle of the United States.
    My colleagues from the Philippines and I are very glad that our friends and co workers from Europe and Canada ofter would rather have New Years off. They are away from family and don't mind working Christmas.
    We also have colleagues who don't celebrate Christmas but like to party New Years Eve.

    We work it out.
  9. by   Celia M
    I am a clinical manager of an ICU and I prefer to hire experienced, professional, excellent nurses with good communication skills. When it comes to working holidays everyone is expected to take thier turn. I often find that there are enough people who want to work a certain holiday that ensures that those who want it off can do that.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Aquaphone, I moved away from NYC after having lived the first 51 years of my life there. I discovered that the city isn't even remotely a microcosm of the rest of the US. In fact, I think it's another country entirely.

    If someone said to you that your ethnic group is a problem for him, I would certainly believe it, while not extending that to the field in general.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    I thought "Whites" meant white uniforms and was thinking oh dear another thread about wearing all white.

    As to ICU having a preference for white nurses, I'd say NO.

    I like spacenurse's advice . . . .work it out.

    steph
  12. by   GardenDove
    Quote from stevielynn
    I thought "Whites" meant white uniforms and was thinking oh dear another thread about wearing all white.

    As to ICU having a preference for white nurses, I'd say NO.

    I like spacenurse's advice . . . .work it out.

    steph
    Ha ha, I thought the same.

    I think there is a particular shortage of nurses in ICUs, and you would have good opportunities no matter what color you are, as long as you agree to work holidays like everyone else.
  13. by   gradcare
    For mine the only thing that I prefer white in my icu is my coffee and the bed sheets.
  14. by   jmgrn65
    THis is a ridiculos thread!!!! I think, A TROLL

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