The Mockery of Nursing - page 9
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
Feb 14, '12Quote from ScottEplez hlp. i need hlp chosing betwen 2 schols which one shud i go 2?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The remedial one.
Feb 14, '12Pick the one with the cuter uniforms. I need someone to tell me with absolute certainty if I will live happily ever after as a nurse, or will I hate it and regret it forever? Come on I need to know NOW so I can make a decision!!!
Feb 14, '12I think it is important to make your decision about whether or not to be a nurse on other peoples opinions...that's what really counts! Now on to me...why are all my clinical instructors so mean! It's like they want me to improve or something...geez it's so annoying! Should I just quit or should I report her to the BON?????
Feb 14, '12HEEELLLLLPPPP!!!
OMG. I have a chem test tomorrow so I need you all to pray for me. I am failing all my classes. EVERYBODY at my school is failing all their classes too so it's not just me. It's the teachers. They won't tell us the answers to the tests. Biotches. So you all have to help me to pass my test tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just noticed this!
I thought that Cl- was a mistake? Maybe it's not? But now I can see when I flip through my chem book that they always write it that way!!!!!! What does the "-" mean? Does it matter if I put the little "+" or the little "-"? I've just been putting in the little "+" because I can't remember to change it around all the time.
Feb 14, '12You aren't a nurse yet and haven't walked a mile in my shoes so therefore you....know nothing about anything.
You aren't a nurse yet and haven't walked a mile in my shoes so therefore you....aren't capable of using proper English.
You aren't a nurse yet and haven't walked a mile in my shoes so therefore you....are jealous because you don't have an alphabet behind your name like I do. Sincerely Yours, Nurse RN, BSN, MSN, CPA, MBA, ABC's and 123's.
You aren't a nurse yet and haven't walked a mile in my shoes so therefore you...have no right to call people out on their painfully obvious rude behavior...what do ya know about people skills anyway??? You're NOT a nurse, remember??
You're under the age of 25....I'll bet you like showing off in front of the doc's in those tight , don't ya?
You're under the age of 25...I'll bet you're expecting a cookie for every good deed you do because EVERY person under the age of 25 was raised with the very same, exact standards and there are NO exceptions to this rule!
You're under the age of 25.....I'll bet you think that you're going to eventually take over my job, but what you don't know is that I plan on working till I'm 98 years old. What, you think a 98 year old nurse can't lift a 300lb. person out of bed?? Just you wait and see, little missy..just you wait and see!!
Feb 14, '12oooo I got one:
Why do you want to know how much the jobs pays? You shouldn't be a nurse for the money. You should work just because you love it...
Feb 14, '12Quote from lindarnSense of humour transfer STAT!!!An LPN cannot work in Labor and Delivery or in ICU. Their education and scope make it so.
I know that there are areas that do utilize LPNs in ICU, but that is a short sided decision. I would never work with an LPN in ICU, who has a patient assignment, and have my own assignment to be responsible for.
Too much responsibilty and accountability for me and my license.
JMHO and my NY $0.02.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Somewhere in the PACNW
Oh, and my education and scope do permit me to work L&D and ICU.
And after all $0.02 won't buy a cup of coffee.
Feb 14, '12I'm a new nurse. Everyone hates me and I don't understand why. When people talk to me and try to correct me I just say "whatever" and walk away. This avoids confrontation, right? So why does the DON want to have a meeting with me now? She should be having a meeting with all those people who keep trying to talk to me....I'm perfect!
I can't believe they expect me to learn from my subordinates! I am in charge here! Yes I know I only graduated 2 months ago and they have been working in the field for like a million years....but like I said, I AM IN CHARGE! ME, ME, ME, ME, ME! How dare anyone suggest that they are as smart as me! I know what the books say and I'm in charge!
Feb 14, '12Quote from OwlieO.OIt's not that we don't agree, but this not that post. Shooo!Interesting enough, maybe these people are terribly sincere and wish to better themselves. Do not be so quick to judge, when you have faults as well. My mother was terribly dyslexic, and she got her baccalaureate in dental hygiene all while taking care of me as a single parent, and graduated at the top of her class! Now she is a great dental hygienist. She's part of my inspiration to graduate from college.
People who get DUIs made a mistake. Some learn from their mistake and change.
Some people are dumb, but that doesn't mean they can't get smarter.
So someone failed a lot. Righteous is the man or woman who falls 7 times and gets back up again.
Feb 14, '12Over the years, my fave topics for thread-starters?
~I have always wanted to be a nurse, but I really don't like vomit, or poop, or blood. Can someone tell me how to get out of dealing with all that in (since what I REALLY want is to be a CRNA and make tons of money without actually touching a patient)?
~ LPNs and RNs are both nurses, so why should I bother to go through the time and expense to be an RN, just because I want to work in L&D, or ICU, or maybe PACU and I already know the local hospitals don't hire anyone for these areas but RNs? Everyone I know has already explained it to me, but can you please explain it again?
~ My clinical instructor is SO mean. She's threatening to fail me just because I missed two important clinical days, couldn't calculate a drip rate to save my life (or my patient's) and says I'm dangerous in patient care. I'm sure she's just jealous of me.
~ I've failed out of college twice, with majors in Basketweaving and Advanced Hair Braiding...
OR....I've got 7 kids, no source of income, no support system, and my therapist is in love with me I'm sure...
OR....no one wants to hire me with my lousy job history (I don't ever actually KEEP them), so I need to try something new and maybe something fun....
Do you think I have what it takes to be a nurse?!?
Feb 14, '12What's going thru my mind when I read these posts:
1. My teachers/students/coworkers are jealous of me and trying to get me into trouble...uh, probably not. You're probably scaring the living buhjeezus out of them every time they work with you
2. Help me decide if I want to be a nurse. Nope. I'm not on the hook for a lifetime of your karma
3. You nurses aren't sweet caring pushovers who let me do whatever dangerous thing I want to the patients, so you all eat your young. Actually not, I find you give me gas.
4. My nurse was mean to me in the hospital after I threw my tray at her, slapped her, and reported her to the BON because she wouldn't let me smoke crack in my room just because I'm wearing oxygen. Fine, next time, we'll load you up on a 100% non-rebreather, and let you light up. We need a new wing on the hospital, but let me get the patients with some sense outta the way
5. You're so mean/cruel/uncaring, I'd never want you to be my nurse. And I wouldn't want you as a patient, either.