are there nurses who ACTUALLY care ? - page 3

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After a couple of months of volunteer time in the ER, I declined a near 6-figure promotion (another field) to reenter the classroom. I spent my weekends there instead of getting plastered at bars or clubs. Corporate America’s... Read More


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    You said "all they care about is their grade" regarding the project. What else should they care about?
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Take a lower mark on the project to be "nice" to you? They didn't get their 4.0's by being stupid....
    i reiterate... i had a 4.0 before entering the program... what makes you assume what i was going to present be detrimental to our grade?
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    They cut your part because it put them over the time limit. In your own words you said they did it to protect their own grade. You said it as if it were a bad thing, as if their grade shouldn't have been their first concern. Of course it should be. Now, maybe they could have cut
    something else, I don't know. I wasn't there. But it doesn't sound personal. Your bit put it over the top, so it was cut. If you got a good grade too, who cares?
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    They cut your part because it put them over the time limit. In your own words you said they did it to protect their own grade. You said it as if it were a bad thing, as if their grade shouldn't have been their first concern. Of course it should be. Now, maybe they could have cut
    something else, I don't know. I wasn't there. But it doesn't sound personal. Your bit put it over the top, so it was cut. If you got a good grade too, who cares?
    a group of 6 with a maximum of 21 minutes. the other 5 people spoke for 4 minutes and i got 1 minute, if not less. it was the principle... and it screwed up all i prepared for. i did not have enough time to readjust, since we role played 30 mins. before class. we never practiced before it went live. my professor could have not been understanding... and this would have been a different story.
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    Quote from OrNurrse03
    I understand how you feel. You realized your calling and made that sacrifice to follow you passion for caring. Honestly, nursing school can be brutal and it does not reflect the professional at all. Even though you are dealing with overachievers, they will have the difficult time adjusting upon graduation. Most of the "book smart" nurses are the ones miserable because they strive perfection when they need just need critical thinking with care. My advice....don't let them corrupt you. It gets better after graduation and YES we care just as much as you do. Good luck!
    Such a great response that I'm sure the original poster will appreciate!!!!
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    Quote from startingovragain
    a group of 6 with a maximum of 21 minutes. the other 5 people spoke for 4 minutes and i got 1 minute, if not less. it was the principle... and it screwed up all i prepared for. i did not have enough time to readjust, since we role played 30 mins. before class. we never practiced before it went live. my professor could have not been understanding... and this would have been a different story.
    Well, yeah, I guess they should have allotted the time so everyone had a more equal part. I don't know if it was a deliberate snub or that's just what they felt they had to cut. What I, and I think others, took issue with was the fact that you insinuated anyone who puts their grade first is a "bad (potential) nurse". This is like when people complain about nurses who "got into it for the money". Of *course* they got into it for the money. That's what a job *is*. compensation for services rendered.
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    I'll answer your question OP. No, nurses aren't all lovey-dovey, do-gooders, we aren't those sweet little helpers pure of heart and soul everybody thinks we are. You won't be entering this wonderful group of team-workers and friendly types. Actually we probably couldn't be farther from what the public thinks we are. Except maybe for Nursel56, she's just truly all rainbows and sunshine.

    This comes as a shock to everyone usually. Really, no lie.

    I'll also add this: Early on I met a nurse, a second career one just like me. She told me that I'd meet the most maladjusted people as I continued on through school and work. They are all bat-**** crazy - just wait you'll see she said. We'd laugh and laugh about these people over a beer every so often. Reminds me to call her.
    Last edit by netglow on Oct 10, '12
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    Quote from netglow
    Actually we probably couldn't be farther from what the public thinks we are.

    This comes as a shock to everyone usually. Really, no lie. Except maybe for Nursel56, she's just truly all rainbows and sunshine.
    From my experiences over the past year and a half my perception of them has changed a lot and not for the better
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    I'm confused. Because some classmates decided to cut your presentation shorter, you came to the conclusions most nurses don't give a ****? If your going to make a big deal over something like that and jump to generalized conclusions, you are going to have a hard time. Forming that comrederie in nursing you speak of.Which is present. I had the best team in the icu I worked in. We are still friends. And get plastered in the clubs once a year in Atlantic city. And we are honest with each other and give constructive criticism and different point of views.But there is also the same corporate bs you left. So if you are going to miss that 6 figure salary with the expectation that all nurses are going around hugging each other, you better rethink. So, did you go into nursing for wanting to help patients? Because you love science? Or you just thought all nurses are smiley happy people to work with?
    Last edit by Esme12 on Oct 11, '12 : Reason: TOS/profanity
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    And I apologize for my lack of paragraphs. My I pad gets rid of them for some reason.
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