Rude nursing comments - page 2

After reading the post about whether spouses were in the medical field, it reminded me of a comment that my husband made to me that to this day he regrets. (It was over 5 years ago.) I had been an... Read More

  1. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    I hate the "just a nurse" phrase. Unfortunately all too often we use it about ourselves. "I'm just the nurse, you have to ask your doctor about that...." "No I'm just a nurse....."

    That is so very true.
  2. by   Audreyfay
    I am a diabetes educator. I feel like I'm not a real nurse anymore. And I'm an RN, MSN! I feel badly for the way some facilities utilize LPNs. LPNs are the same as an LPN, but just can't take phone orders, sign off orders, start IVs, or give IV push meds. I don't think LPNs are given enough money for the work they do. And this comes from an RN of 27 years, who has spent el mucho years as a staff nurse.
  3. by   Audreyfay
    Whoops. I see a typo. LPNS are the same as an RN....Sorry!
  4. by   justjill
    Where I work we often get comments about LPN's not being 'real nurses', especially by doctors. our joke around the nurses station is that LPN stands for 'little play nurse' and RN stands for 'real nurse'. but seriously, it is ridiculous.

    one of my friends said to me once, "i don't understand why nurses make so much money. i mean, all you do is empty bedpans, right?"

    i think i'm still bitter about it
  5. by   live4today
    The words still sting in my heart and ears when I hear people making fun of nurses.

    When my divorce from my children's father happened in 1988, several months post the divorce, his bimbo he married BEFORE divorcing me mailed a lengthy letter to my home with these words at the top: "A few tea-leaves for you..." Then, she proceeded to insult me. One of the things in her "tea-leaves" was this:

    "As an Associate Degree Nurse, all you'll ever be entitled to do is wipe ass for a living......"

    Well, I've been waiting for the opportunity to get her as a patient so she can be admitted with the "runs" so I can tell her to wipe her own ass because I'm no longer entitled to do that....she'll have to call a CNA to do that task as I'm too busy making sure my patients survive under my care. Would she like to be my first victim?
  6. by   Nurse89
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    The words still sting in my heart and ears when I hear people making fun of nurses.

    When my divorce from my children's father happened in 1988, several months post the divorce, his bimbo he married BEFORE divorcing me mailed a lengthy letter to my home with these words at the top: "A few tea-leaves for you..." Then, she proceeded to insult me. One of the things in her "tea-leaves" was this:

    "As an Associate Degree Nurse, all you'll ever be entitled to do is wipe ass for a living......"

    Well, I've been waiting for the opportunity to get her as a patient so she can be admitted with the "runs" so I can tell her to wipe her own ass because I'm no longer entitled to do that....she'll have to call a CNA to do that task as I'm too busy making sure my patients survive under my care. Would she like to be my first victim?
    ugh, she sounds like a real pip. Cheerful, what goes around, comes around, in one way or another. I truly believe that. You might yet get that opportunity, and when you do..I want to hear ALL about it teee hee hee
  7. by   alansmith52
    I am a nurse who happens to be a male. and when family asks if I am the doctor I always make it a point to say. " oh no, I work for a living.... I am the nurse"
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Nurse89
    ugh, she sounds like a real pip. Cheerful, what goes around, comes around, in one way or another. I truly believe that. You might yet get that opportunity, and when you do..I want to hear ALL about it teee hee hee
    It 'twill be my humble pleasure to broadcast her "runny buns" to the allnurses forum!

    OH...another thing I'd tell her when she screams for a pain pill is that I'm NOT entitled to pass meds, just wipe azz for a living so guess she'll just have to suffer.

    Am I being nice or what?
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by alansmith52
    I am a nurse who happens to be a male. and when family asks if I am the doctor I always make it a point to say. " oh no, I work for a living.... I am the nurse"
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle Good one alan! :chuckle
  10. by   Jen2
    I am still in nursing school, but when I first started my pre-reqs two years ago my fiancee didn't understand why I couldn't go out partying all weekend. He told me "Why do you always have to study all the time to learn how to empty bed-pans and wipe rear ends." He is now my EX-FIANCE. He is also a Kindergarten teacher so I called him a "glorifed babysitter." I didn't mean this I think teaching is a wonderful and noble profession, I just wanted to get back at him. I am now dating a bed-pan emptier/rear end wiper who is a RN at the hospital I work at. I will also be one in 24 months LOL. I start my ADN program in two weeks.
  11. by   lynn1967
    I passed my RN boards 3 months ago, but the great part is, I have pretty much the exact same job, but occasionally I have to do an IV. Nothing has changed, only the title--and the pay. One of our former CSM's, that used to think that nurses were SO RUDE for not helping them with their work--keep in mind if we stop every time they need help, we prolong the time we are there after the shift--needless to say, they walk out the door at quitting time---anyway, she has recently got her RN and she went to work for a hospital about 20 miles away--she lasted two days!!! When I asked her why, she said, "You just can't believe how busy it is, it's crazy, you can't get your work done!" "The nurses are there for two hours past their shift!" I turned and said, "So it's different here......how???" She has worked for about three weeks as an RN and she said, wow, reality set in, I didn't realize how much work you guys did and how stressful it is. HALLELUJIAH!!!! She saw the light!!!!
  12. by   lynn1967
    Oh, and by the way, since I have gotten my RN, my husband can't stop bragging. So I guess he has paid his dues now!!! And I certainly don't think I am "above" or "better" than anyone now that I have my RN. We are ALL nurses!! That's why the license says, "licensed practical nurse." or as we used to say, "low paid nurse."
  13. by   imenid37
    the sad thing about lpn's is that they are real nurses, they're just not paid as if they were. (IMHO) . one of our dr's was asked a question by a pt. about when she could be dc'd and she (the dr.) answered "i don't know. ask the nurses. they are the ones really in charge around here!" she thought she was joking!

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