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- Quote from rubatoYou don't know me so what chip would I be having on my shoulder? I am a strong person and strongly opinionated. If that means I have a chip on my shoulder than so be it.If you think I have a chip on my shoulder because I feel so strongly about medicine then so be it. But please clarify how you just had to tell me I have a chip on my shoulder for what reason would that be?You know, I've just got to say it. Maybe you should take the chip off your shoulder. It must be weighing you down severely.
- Quote from woohYay!! If you read my post I commended the ones who actually do their job! but not the ones who whine like little babies because I know people personally that are nurses and are on the verge of dying that don't **** and whine so there you go.Yay!!!! Another thread where non-nurses get to tell us how crappy we all are!!!!
- Jun 13, '12 by woohAre a lot of people out of work right now? Yep. And being grateful to just have a job is making it easier for administrations to make our working conditions even crappier. But crappy working conditions don't just hurt nurses. They hurt the patients we're trying to take care of. I'm so grateful to have a job that I'm not going to complain when they raise our ratios! And if a patient dies from failure to rescue because I've got too many patients, oh well. At least I have a job!! If I make a med error because I'm overly tired from not getting a break and kill a patient, well, at least I have a job!!
- Jun 13, '12 by BrandonLPNQuote from MA_DavisYes, but that's why they have the word "practitioner" in their title. Trust me, you (as a MA), me (as a LPN) and all general bedside RNs do not practice medicine. I guess it must seem like I'm dwelling with technicalities, but it IS an important distinction.actualy NURSE practictioners prescribe medications and DIAGNOSE..so..uhm still not getting what your saying...I administer medications including injections..so..anyways my point is nursing wasn't always a title for what nurses do now so why get hung up on the specific of that it wasn't always called nursing. And like I said before NURSE practitioners prescribe medications and DIAGNOSE and ...whats your point? they are not Doctors they are Nurses...medical field is anything that has to do with medicine..I don't know where you live ...maybe you guys have a different definition..
- Just in case some of you did not know...the person who originally made this post made it because someone was saying they "Hate Nursing". That's not just something you throw around. And nursing is not "just a job" peoples lives are in your hands and if my family member went to a hospital and had a nurse that "hated nursing" and acted in that attitude I wouldn't want them caring for my family member. I would think most of you who actually are nurses would be offended at the fact that someone who is a nurse "hates nursing" where does that leave the patient...getting hateful care? where do they do that at? This is a DISCUSSION that's all it is...some agree some don't we are all entitle to opinions but I would think as a nurse you would care about the quality of care a patient receives...? Like I said before good luck in all you guys do I wish you well.
- BrandonLPN ok.. but one thing is the person that I posted that post to...was a person who said that only Doctor's prescribe medications and diagnose which is not true because as a NP you are still a Nurse.And my mind is just blown at the fact that you can administer medication and things like that but we don't practice medicine...?
- Jun 13, '12 by JZ_RNYou shouldn't be just "content" or "happy" because you have a job and others want one. You can hate your job and still appreciate having one at the same time. However, when you hate your job not because of what you do but because of what you CAN'T do because staffing is unsafe, there's not enough supplies, and managers are all about the bottom line, it's different than hating what you do. I hope the OP gets a clue and stops letting people walk all over her and push her around. If she cares about patients and herself she'll get mad too. If you're not upset, you're not paying attention to the way our profession is being treated and how patient care is being affected. Or at least stops being so judgmental of people who aren't willing to just take it laying down.
- Jun 13, '12 by BrandonLPNTo further clarify, you are called a medical assistant not because you practice medicine, but because you ASSIST the one who does (the doctor)
Nursing assistants are called such not because they practice nursing,
but because they ASSIST me, the licensed nurse. The ONLY ones who practice nursing are licensed LPNs and RNs.
The ONLY ones who practice medicine are licensed practioners.Last edit by BrandonLPN on Jun 13, '12
- Jun 13, '12 by nohikaI think a lot of the people that say they "hate nursing" really hate what nursing has become. A lot of people that "hate their jobs" go into nursing to do patient care, and are given more patients then they can handle combined with tons of paperwork.
So of course they'll be mad - it's not what they bargained for. I'm not even a nurse and have more sense than that. It's so easy to say, "oh, that nurse hates her job, she should so get out of nursing", and so difficult to be that nurse, who may have little ones at home, or an abusive husband, or whatever, and have no feasible way to escape that job. Americans especially don't like doing stuff they hate, in general. Most don't stay in a job they hate because they ENJOY hating their jobs.
I think the pre-nurses and nursing students here (and MAs) all need to take a deep breath and remember that you may not understand until you spend some time in the other person's shoes - for all you know, the nurse is having a bad day because her husband just died. Her parents died. She was in a car crash. Everyone has baggage, and it's awesome to think that it'll never affect you, but that is very unlikely to be the case.
- Jun 13, '12 by woohQuote from MA_DavisI would assume competent care.I would think most of you who actually are nurses would be offended at the fact that someone who is a nurse "hates nursing" where does that leave the patient...getting hateful care?
Quite a few people around hating their jobs. Yet my trash got picked up last week, electricity is still flowing into my house, and my food got made at Taco Bell a couple days ago. Nursing can get done by unhappy people too.