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- Sep 3, '12 by Jackie_nav954Quote from westieluvI'm going to go ahead and disagree with this generalization. Young and hot nurse definitely doesn't mean stupid and incompetent. Keep in mind he/she got through nursing school. Kudos for that, whether you're beautiful or hideous.Think, "bimbo". Hey, it's the oldest story in the world, I didn't write it, I'm just sayin'...to a lot of people, particularly older people who wouldn't care if you looked like Uncle Fester, young and hot = incompetent. Throw in the way that most of the young cuties talk ("Like, OMG, like, whar did I leave that IV pole, OMG???!!!!"), and believe you me, the vast majority of patients would rather have you taking care of them than Hannah Montana, Version Generation X.
- Sep 3, '12 by roser13Quote from man-nurse2bLooking forward to your opinions when/if you get into/graduate from nursing school.Hey I'm insulted...lol I'm a Star Wars/computer geek myself and I still watch daily reruns of Star Trek on Netflix...live long and prosper... lol... Dude people in pain in a hospital don't really care how you look. You really want to know what people want from a male nurse or any nurse for that matter? It's CONFIDENCE! If you stand up proud walk with confidence and show everyone you know what you are doing (or as a new grad pretend to know what you are doing, then run to the nurse station to ask someone experienced) that's all they want and they will be very happy with having you take care of them...next thing you know everyone will be calling you Doctor...lol which I see as a perk of being a male nurse, but of course I would correct them hehe...maybe lol. Anyways you gotta be a bit more confident in yourself if you are going to make it in this field. So no do not hang in the towel just yet. Hey if you still having problems with this issue you could always work in the OR where people are sedated all the time...I think thats where I'm heading cause I really dont like talking much either, I'm one of those who got no problem chatting on computer but when I get into nursing school I don't think you'd hear 2 words out of me, plus I'm a double minority i.e African American male nurse to be, so we all got our challanges to face, the point is to face it head on!
- Sep 5, '12 by jkaeeLet me tell you a little story....
I had just delivered my 7th child, and that labor was by far the worst one. I was pre-eclamptic, delivering at 34 weeks. I was in labor for over 30 hours with mag and pitocin running the entire time. I finally had a c-section (my first and only). I was brought up to the PP unit, still had mag and pit running, and a morphine drip as well.
I was sick. I have never felt that way in my life.
During the night shift, I had a nurse that came in religiously every 2 hours. Keeping the lights dim, she warmed some water to clean me, change my chux, help me get repositioned and do her assessment. All I could do at that point was open my eyes to watch her.
To this day, I could not tell you what she looked like. I wouldn't be able to pick her out of a line up. All I remember was how kind, gentle and competent she was when caring for me at a time that I couldn't do it myself.