Nurses: How Do You Feel About Your Patients Being Nurses? - page 4

Or worse yet when their family members are nurses at the same hospital. Well I recently went per-diem at my ER job and worked my first shift back in a month and a half. (Thank God I wasn't as... Read More

  1. Visit  determined2banurse profile page
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    Because they are fellow nurses and are very much aware of what you are going through they should be more understanding. My own husband who had Pancreatic CA was a patient in the hospital several times before he died and I never told anyone that I was an RN or a nurse manager at another facility. I tried to be patient and do as much as I could to lighten their load. I took every opportunity that presented to compliment them on the fine job that they did!
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  3. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    Quote from gilly12345
    Hola, quisiera poner esto en espanol por que quisiera que una persona hispana me de un consejo. Soy enfermera peruana, con 5 anos de estudio en la universidad, licenciada y colegiada. Me case y vine a USA, miami hace 5 anos atras. Durante ese tiempo estudie ingles y postule al NCLEX exam por 2 anos, el motivo es que me negaban dar ese examen ano tras ano, aduciendo que mi educacion en peru no era equivalente a la usa. Esto fue falso, porque me enrole a 2 cursos que decian que no eran iguales, y luego me lleve la sorpresa de que eran menos las horas de esos cursos que los que lleve en Peru. En fin, cuando acabe esos cursos envie mis calificaciones al board y recien ell ano pasado me dejaron dar el Nclex exam, que era super facil y pase al primer intento. El problema es que hasta ahora no encuentro empleo y que solo tengo mi licencia de enfermera pero cuando ven mis estudios de otro pais no me aceptan. En algunos lugares me dicen que entre sus requisitos esta ser egresada de una escuela autorizada de nefermeria en USA. Eso me deprime, y mas por que debo renovar una licencia que no he usado... he gastado tanto dinero en Silny y en mis tramites para ser enfermera aca en miami y para nada. No se que hacer, realmente necesito un consejo de alguien que pase o este pasando lo mismo que yo.

    Pense en estudiar nuevamente toda la carrera de enfermeria, pero ya no me es posible x q tengo ya una licencia de Registered nurse. Una advisor de una unievrsidad dijo que me correspondia hacer el masters, pero con que dinero?? si no puedo trabajar de nurse...
    estoy muy preocupada, y mas por el hecho que al tener un bachelors degree en el extranjero ya no puedo ser elegible para estudiar con Financial Aid.... Siento todos los caminos cortados a mi paso... y tambien me siento fracasada por invertir anos y mi vida y mucho dinero en la enfermeria que aun no he podido recuperar. No se que hacer. Estuve tratando de unirme a las fuerzas armadas army navy rotc, x el hecho q soy ciudadana pero no puedo por que supero el limite de edad, (ya hable con recruiter), bueno y tambien quisiera postular a la beca UM de BSN en un ano pero tengo un nino pequeno y no creo que pueda haber un semestre con 3 GPA osea B, haciendo 18 creditos en un semestre y 22 en otro,.. no quisiera fracasar en eso y tener que devolver el dinero de la beca, porque ya lei que si no me mantengo co B o que si me despiden dentro de los 36 meses de trabajo despues del estudio tendre que devolver el dinero de la beca. pienso qeu seria mucha tension para mi estudiar ese ano con el temor de pagar para atras los 40 mil de tuition.
    Alguien termino ese BSN acelerado con beca y le fue bien??? leo de gente que dice ser admitida pero no veo reviews de gente que haya compleatdo bien el programa..
    En fin, cualquier sugerencia es bienvenida. No tengo mas dinero para invertir en educacion.. he postulado a varios tipos de trabajo que no tienen que ver con la salud y nada. Fue CNA teniendo mi licencia de RN porque me decian que para ser RN debia tener experiencia de RN no de CNA, y ademas me corrieron al obtener mi licencia de RN. He postulado a New graduate internships pero ninguno me admite. Siempre piden egresados de una escuela acreditada en estados unidos. Que hago?????
    Favor de escribir solo buenos consejos, ya mi vida es un calvario como para escuchar mas burlas,
    Gilda
    You may want to start your own thread instead of posting off-topic in this thread (at least, I'm assuming it's off-topic as my Spanish is far from fluent). Also, per TOS, posts are to be in English.
  4. Visit  08RNGrad profile page
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    I've never had a problem caring for another healthcare provider, and infact, I once took care of a husband of a nurse who worked at my hospital, and they were nice as can be. The WORST was when I took care of a woman whose 2 daughters were nurses but no longer practiced, they were in pharma sales. They grilled me for 12 straight hours and demanded to see the MDs constantly. They were furious when they had to wait more than an hour for a consult. That was one horrible shift. The patient was getting great care, but these daughters were just extremely anxious and tried to act like they knew a lot, which was funny b/c they knew nothing and had obviously been out of patient care for awhile, UGH!!!!

    I make a point of not mentioning I'm a nurse when going to the doctor and as well as when I visit family in the hospital. I like to quietly observe, I would never make a point to tell the nurses I was an RN unless I questioned their competence. Luckily, this has never happened.
  5. Visit  jennilynn profile page
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    I have no problem taking care of other nurses. I have had issues with taking care of ancillary staff that think they know more than nurses (pharm tech, X-ray tech, OR transporter) but I get through it.
    I find that most nurses do not walk in to visit or as a pt, waving their license around. I sit and quietly observe.
    Last edit by jennilynn on Dec 30, '12
  6. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    Quote from jennilynn
    I have no problem taking care of other nurses. I have had issues with taking care of ancillary staff that think they know more than nurses (pharm tech, X-ray tech, OR transporter) but I get through it.
    I find that most nurses do not walk in to visit or as a pt, waving their license around. I sit and quietly observe.
    I tend to agree with this ... Not to say that every nurse is the perfect, understanding patient/family, or that every member of the above groups are horrid, however I can honestly say I have had more problems with ex-nurses (long retired, or those long removed from acute care), nursing students, and people who just work in a hospital or clinic.

    No disrespect intended to the above mentioned groups. This has just been my experience.
  7. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Personally, I don't mind at all if my patient is a nurse...if anything, I can talk in "nurse" to them. However, most of my patients are not comfortable bringing up the fact that they are nurses, so unless they tell me they are a RN/LVN, I don't address it.

    As for myself as a patient, I don't go out of my way to bring it up, but I don't deny it either. Though I'm sure that just from talking to me, the nurses whose patient I am have probably figured out that I know a little more about what's going on than their average patient
  8. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from That Guy
    For the most part, they have been great. Its the nurse family member that makes me want to jump head first off our helipad.
    Same here: Nurse patients are great. But while most mean well, the nurse family members can drive one crazy.


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