The Mockery of Nursing - page 19

Just a bit ago the top three threads involved: 1.I have a DWI. Can I be a nurse? 2.I am stupid. Can I be a nurse? 3.If it takes me five times to pass NCLEX, Can I be nurse. Not much left to... Read More

  1. Visit  2bEsqtoRN profile page
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    Quote from JDougRN
    And WHAT about this thread is it that you fail to grasp? There is nothing on here bashing young nurses-
    ...or pre-nursing students, or new nurses, for that matter. Let's all turn a blind eye to what's really happening in this thread, shall we? But unfortunately some member are far too young/inexperienced to go blind while reading this thread...unlike you "seasoned" folks...

    ...hey, if you don't mind me asking is blindness a requirement to be inducted in your society? Just wondering, for future reference of course.
  2. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    There seems to be an awful lot of new posters asking questions that we have been discussing. And guess what? They've joined in the last 72 hours.


    Klip, Klop, Klip, Klop. And I don't think it's Victoria Beckham and her ridiculous shoes strolling around.
  3. Visit  mrr5745 profile page
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    Is it just me or does the title of this thread read "Mockery of NURSING"? It seems as though some may have misread this. I think I may have to head on over to the nursing student/pre-nursing student section and start a thread called "Mockery of Pre-Nursing students". Surely pre-nursing students wound not be offended by that even though I am not a pre-nursing student, which, in theory, would disqualify me from adding to the conversation in that particular area...
    BrnEyedGirl and Fiona59 like this.
  4. Visit  2bEsqtoRN profile page
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    Quote from mrr5745
    Is it just me or does the title of this thread read "Mockery of NURSING"? It seems as though some may have misread this. I think I may have to head on over to the nursing student/pre-nursing student section and start a thread called "Mockery of Pre-Nursing students". Surely pre-nursing students wound not be offended by that even though I am not a pre-nursing student, which, in theory, would disqualify me from adding to the conversation in that particular area...
    According to the comments in this thread only a select group of people have mocked or are mocking the nursing profession and by extension, the "seasoned" bunch of nurses. This ignorant, imbecilic and rhetorical bunch fall in either/or of the following groups:

    - Pre-nursing students
    - Nursing Students
    - Young Nurses
    - New Nurses (more specifically those who are career-changers, mothers, and BSN holders)


    Should you decide to create a thread entitled "Mockery of Pre-Nursing Students" you would have to have the following ingredients for it to follow in the similar path as this thread:

    (a) pre-nursing students with an ax to grind;
    (b) pre-nursing students who have something to say against targeted groups who in their opinion have targeted them (ie "seasonal" nurses); and
    (c) A "seasoned" nurse or two (for example) who would have the liberty to interject and defend the perception these pre-nursing students have of them.


    The only problem is, of course, the thread would have to be started by a pre-nursing student, which you yourself amply noted you are not. I wonder if we have any volunteers?

  5. Visit  futureTBA profile page
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    well, as a pre-nursing student, i have nothing to add just yet. except my own hysterical laughter

    i will say though, in just the last 4 or 5 months of reading, i've thought many of the same things. a lot of the threads are very repetitive (wow, that just doesn't look right no matter how i spell it). anyhow, for all those without a sense of humour today, think back over the last few years. no matter where you work or what boards you've followed there have been ongoing pet peeves. and if you say there aren't, you were the pet peeve :d

    at my office, just today i heard the following:

    i have a family at home, why do i have to work so many late shifts? ummm, maybe because you're working in a 24hr call center?

    from a client: i am on vacation in florida and need to see a dr. okay, what symptoms are you having? i have a cough, it's really bad. how long have you had the cough. since this morning (it's only noon). seriously? if you were at home you wouldn't have even hit up the pharmacy for the robitussin yet!! (can't tell you how much i really want to say those words sometimes)

    brand new rn on the case management team to appointed "crusty old bat (cob)". but why can't we deny the claim, the htn is clearly the cause of her stroke!? yes, but as an insurance, we don't/can't link the two. but you see, i was the charge rn in a cvicu in a premier hospital in the city so i can say with absolute certainty that the two are linked. that's nice says the cob, but according to our lawyers and our medical director, we can't relate the two, so pay the claim. but i was a charge nurse! in cvicu! surely, i'm more right than someone who sits at a desk all day (wish i could say this was more paraphrased than it is). suffice it to say, cob was right and claim was payed. funny how someone with 15years experience in the industry might know more than the newbie.

    the gist of this? no matter where you are, there is the old guard and the new guard. each team has it's pet peeves about the other regardless of how well they get along. and yes, we sometimes mock each other pretty well to our faces. haven't you ever done a "stupid" thing and had it follow you? i still get teased about certain files where i made new mistakes. none of this was meant to disparage anyone in particular. take it as the joke it is and we'll all have a drink to smooth things over.
    Sylvie864, LadyFree28, Rose_Queen, and 14 others like this.
  6. Visit  79Tango profile page
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    You forgot:

    --Whiny Nurses/students
    --People w/ 2 degrees
    --Nurses whove been fired
    --Tattle tales, snitches
    -- the BON
    --DONs' with no experience
    --Old Nurses
    --Tattooed/Pierced Nurses
  7. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from sunkissed75
    it wasn't funny then and it isn't funny now, this thread is mean, unprofessional and very immature. what's most disapointing is that there are members commenting on this thread whose opinions i usually respect.
    i am not at work.
    i am at home and i am having fun.
    i feel absolutely no pressure to be "professional" at home.
    when i punch out at 1530 (or more like 1730 on a crappy day) i leave that job at the door.
    for 8 hours, i have sucked it up, put on my game face and was "professional" in spite of the absolute garbage i have to put up with.
    i am anonymous, free and and having a mighty fine time!
    i've been an aide, i've been a student and now i am a new nurse... and i still think this thread is funny.
    so what, we did this before. you telling me you only ever tell a funny joke or story once?
    we think it's funny enough for another go.
    and mature people don't whine on a cock-a-doody internet forum that people are "mean"!
    Last edit by Hygiene Queen on Feb 15, '12 : Reason: trouble making paragraphs
  8. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Dark humor. Similar to patients that are "circling the drain" taking a "dead cat bounce." If you're offended, there's bajillions of threads where you can go. But if you can't handle some nurses on the internet letting off steam, I'd love to witness you calling an ortho surgeon at 3am.

    You're not going to get a consensus from everyone that's posted on this thread saying, "Oh my goodness. Bless your heart. We ARE sooooo mean." Instead you're just going to prove that there's plenty of newbies that DO NOT GET IT. Every shift, we spend 8-14+ hours dealing with family members that just don't get it. Dealing with management that keeps telling us to do more with less. And yes, dealing with new coworkers who are still blowing sunshine and rainbows out their behinds and don't get how exhausting it can be to not only keep your patients alive but make sure your shiny happy new coworkers don't kill anyone either. And even the cranky old people here often have to work with people even crankier and older than they are! And then we come home....

    Allnurses is our little place where we can escape. Our families don't get what we do all day. You can only vent so much at work depending on who your coworkers are. So here's our safe little haven. Where we can vent to people that "get it." But not everyone here does get it!

    Not just newbies. You want to see a fight that leaves "old vs young" to shame? Go see any combination of ER vs MS vs ICU vs LTC threads. ED nurses don't get what LTC nurses do and vice versa. ICU nurses don't get what MS nurses do and vice versa. And what happens to a thread where ED nurses decide to get out some of their stress? Someone comes in and tells them how mean they are!!! How dare they judge the person allergic to every drug except that one that starts with D! What happens when MS nurses whine in a thread all their own? How dare they not be able to take super perfect care of 12 patients at a time! Would they want their grandma told that they have to wait 2 minutes for someone to move their tray table?

    RESPECT in those situations is, "If you don't get it, go find another thread."

    I don't get the stress of waiting on the Pearson Vue trick. (Since I NCLEXed back in the day that there wasn't a trick and I had to actually wait for the official result.) So I stay out of those threads.

    If you don't find the thread funny, there's a solution. A ridiculous number of other threads on allnurses to choose from. The ability to start another thread of your own demonstrating your positive ideals. And the rest of the internet.

    Let those of us that have actual steam to burn off, to BURN IT OFF. So we can be refreshed and be happy shiny smiley when we go to other threads to answer questions and contribute. Let us burn it off here, and there will be less negativity to take to other threads. Repeatedly bashing people for letting off steam? It just proves that you do not get it. Come back when you've spent enough time in the trenches to have gathered up some pet peeves. Spent enough time here to see the same threads OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
  9. Visit  Epic_RN profile page
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    Quote from wooh
    Dark humor. Similar to patients that are "circling the drain" taking a "dead cat bounce." If you're offended, there's bajillions of threads where you can go. But if you can't handle some nurses on the internet letting off steam, I'd love to witness you calling an ortho surgeon at 3am.

    You're not going to get a consensus from everyone that's posted on this thread saying, "Oh my goodness. Bless your heart. We ARE sooooo mean." Instead you're just going to prove that there's plenty of newbies that DO NOT GET IT. Every shift, we spend 8-14+ hours dealing with family members that just don't get it. Dealing with management that keeps telling us to do more with less. And yes, dealing with new coworkers who are still blowing sunshine and rainbows out their behinds and don't get how exhausting it can be to not only keep your patients alive but make sure your shiny happy new coworkers don't kill anyone either. And even the cranky old people here often have to work with people even crankier and older than they are! And then we come home....

    Allnurses is our little place where we can escape. Our families don't get what we do all day. You can only vent so much at work depending on who your coworkers are. So here's our safe little haven. Where we can vent to people that "get it." But not everyone here does get it!

    Not just newbies. You want to see a fight that leaves "old vs young" to shame? Go see any combination of ER vs MS vs ICU vs LTC threads. ED nurses don't get what LTC nurses do and vice versa. ICU nurses don't get what MS nurses do and vice versa. And what happens to a thread where ED nurses decide to get out some of their stress? Someone comes in and tells them how mean they are!!! How dare they judge the person allergic to every drug except that one that starts with D! What happens when MS nurses whine in a thread all their own? How dare they not be able to take super perfect care of 12 patients at a time! Would they want their grandma told that they have to wait 2 minutes for someone to move their tray table?

    RESPECT in those situations is, "If you don't get it, go find another thread."

    I don't get the stress of waiting on the Pearson Vue trick. (Since I NCLEXed back in the day that there wasn't a trick and I had to actually wait for the official result.) So I stay out of those threads.

    If you don't find the thread funny, there's a solution. A ridiculous number of other threads on allnurses to choose from. The ability to start another thread of your own demonstrating your positive ideals. And the rest of the internet.

    Let those of us that have actual steam to burn off, to BURN IT OFF. So we can be refreshed and be happy shiny smiley when we go to other threads to answer questions and contribute. Let us burn it off here, and there will be less negativity to take to other threads. Repeatedly bashing people for letting off steam? It just proves that you do not get it. Come back when you've spent enough time in the trenches to have gathered up some pet peeves. Spent enough time here to see the same threads OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
    Wish I could "like" this more than once.... or that there was a "LOVE IT!" button
  10. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from 79Tango
    You forgot:

    --Whiny Nurses/students
    --People w/ 2 degrees
    --Nurses whove been fired
    --Tattle tales, snitches
    -- the BON
    --DONs' with no experience
    --Old Nurses
    --Tattooed/Pierced Nurses
    Good point. We don't like anybody here! Let me tell you, in real life, I like a good joke. I absolutely LOVE a good joke at my expense. I think the best ever joke at work was one day when my phone would NOT STOP RINGING. I'm in the break room with a few people, and I've just answered the phone with my cheery, "This is wooh, how may I help you?" and end the conversation, hang up and yell (in my indoor yell voice) how I'm going to throw this phone if it rings one more time. And my phone rings, and I answer it after a "ERGH!!!" and standing in front of me is my coworker grinning at me. Because she's the one that called. And since it's one of the NICEST PEOPLE in the world, it was even funnier, because you'd never expect her to be so devious...

    And oh my goodness, my coworkers can be "mean" to me. Some do fantastic impressions of my report, which is far from SBAR. I give a horrible report. It starts out about how wonderful the patient/family is, how cute the kid is, a little run down, some vaguely important things, is always a story. I have seen the best impressions done of me, and they are AWESOME. One coworker likes to do impressions of me in various situations. They're awesome. "Mean" as well, but hey, can't feel too bad as much as I laugh.

    I love people here like I love my coworkers. And my family. Some of them annoy the Hades out of me, but I still like them. I even disagree with some of them. I'm fine with NCLEX being only 75-265 questions. And I hate blue comic sans font. That puts me on the opposite side of at least three of my favorite posters here. Doesn't mean we can't all be friends.

    I really really hate comic sans. My workplace actually has a font policy that says, "Comic sans is never acceptable." It's my favorite part of our P&P! (Sorry Ruby Bee!)
    Last edit by wooh on Feb 15, '12
  11. Visit  SHGR profile page
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    Did the troll leave yet? MOAR JOKES PLZ!!
  12. Visit  mrr5745 profile page
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    Dead cat bounce? Never heard that one before and I'm a hospice nurse! Love it!
    Oops, I guess I should say "Geez, wooh, you're so mean!"
  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I am not at work.
    I am at home and I am having fun.
    I feel absolutely no pressure to be "professional" at home.
    When I punch out at 1530 (or more like 1730 on a crappy day) I leave that job at the door.
    For 8 hours, I have sucked it up, put on my game face and was "professional" in spite of the absolute garbage I have to put up with.
    I am anonymous, free and and having a mighty fine time!
    I've been an aide, I've been a student and now I am a new nurse... and I still think this thread is funny.
    So what, we did this before. You telling me you only ever tell a funny joke or story once?
    We think it's funny enough for another go.
    And mature people don't whine on a cock-a-doody internet forum that people are "mean"!
    Amen, sister!

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