Why Is It That Everyone Thinks They're A Good Nurse? - Page 9Register Today!
- Apr 5, '12 by minlatI am now in school and did not read ALL of the post but I am sure glad I stumbled along this post. I think I will learn to differentiate bn trusting in your training and being "exceptional" from experience. I have ALOT to learn. In the mean time back to this assessment reading Cheers and happy nursing!
- Apr 5, '12 by DookieMeisterRN[quote=ruby vee;6328138]i don't get it. people write about the horrible mistakes they've made that got them fired from work or suspended, and then they'll go on to say that they know they're a good nurse anyway because they try so hard. maybe the evidence shows that they're not a good nurse yet . . . but if they keep trying hard they will be some day?or the nurse who writes that she's on her fourth job since graduation 16 months ago, and she hasn't found her "nitch" yet . . . and someone tells her to hold her head up because they know she's a great nurse. really? how could you possibly know that -- especially with the evidence provided that the poster has been through three jobs and is failing her fourth?then there are the special nurses who know they're great nurses despite their many problems at work because they have a calling. or because they're compassionate. sorry -- that's not all it takes to be a great -- or even an adequate nurse. what ever happened to striving to be a good nurse but knowing you're not there yet? knowing you need a bit more experience to be a great nurse but you're trying hard? how come everyone these days is a good nurse the moment they graduate?[/]fomites schmomitesyou have just asked the million dollar question and one i've asked myself many times. how can all these nurses be so perfect and all the lazy bad nurses never post here on an?of course we read the posts of nurses being written up/fired over things beyond their control: administering the wrong meds d/t nurse/patient ratios, too many distractions, senior nurses giving novice nurses bad advice, unaware that documenting a tx and not following through is wrong, "they didn't teach us that in ns but i passed the nclex in 75 questions". all the things/blatant errors that could possibly make one a "bad" nurse should be overlooked and the perpetrator will automatically be a "good" nurse since he/she admitted guilt to the error. not. in my book. not everyone has what it takes. one may have graduated top of their class with a 4.0 and still be a crummy bedside nurse.there are some scary nurses out there and we all know who they are but unfortunately on an online forum there are some less than honest posters that are only giving a one-sided view of the story.am i a great nurse? well of course i am! i had a calling from florence n. herself in a dream when i was 2 yrs old and ever since than i knew i'd be the best nurse!
- Apr 5, '12 by juzmeLOL my self esteem must be low, I have never called myself a great nurse! But I try to be a good nurse;-) a safe nurse, an advocate for my patient and when I don't understand something I look it up. I ask questions....I apologize when I am wrong or when I make a mistake. I am just nervous enough to worry about mistakes to keep my guard up but not too nervous not to perform. I always say nursing is one of those careers where what makes it exciting; never knowing everything and always learning something, is also what makes it overwhelming at times.
Funnything about some people's self esteem; my homecare client had 2 nurses in a row these past 6 months that have told him how hot they are(no joking!)and how great they are as nurses. My client works in a professional environment and his colleagues have told me also about them...I just say,"hmmm, I wish I had self esteem like that"...haha hey whatever they want to think..it doesnt matter to me:-) but geez I always wonder when people verbalize this, what kind of parents they had? My parents were from the depression and I was the last of 6 kids...they were in their 40s when they had me..a child of the 70s but anyway we were raised to believe others were important and do not even think we were all that...
haha One day my mother and I were in a department store and I was looking at earrings when a sales lady from another area came over and told my mom how beautiful i was and that I could probably model, with my high cheekbones and all and mom without skipping a beat, said to the lady, yeah shes alright!LOL nope, my mother would have never let a compliment go to my head and thank god she didnt!
- Apr 5, '12 by MN-NurseQuote from ruby veethis inflated self assessment isn't limited to nursing.what ever happened to striving to be a good nurse but knowing you're not there yet? knowing you need a bit more experience to be a great nurse but you're trying hard? how come everyone these days is a good nurse the moment they graduate?
- Apr 5, '12 by woohQuote from VespertinasYep. Perhaps his workplace runs off all the nurses that are smart. Leaving behind....That is unfortunate.
- Apr 5, '12 by woohQuote from MulticollinearityLike a nightshift nurse. And if you're a rural night nurse, you can do anything!!Most rural nurses excel at one very important thing: we manage whatever comes our way with few resources. Simply because we have to.
- Apr 6, '12 by AreEn17Quote from ruby veewhat a hasty generalization. i can only imagine what the response would be towards me if i posted that all experienced nurses are mean, wicked, nasty and eat their young.what ever happened to striving to be a good nurse but knowing you're not there yet? knowing you need a bit more experience to be a great nurse but you're trying hard? how come everyone these days is a good nurse the moment they graduate?
- Apr 6, '12 by ClearBlueOctoberSkyI can take criticism, constructive or otherwise. All I ask is that if you are telling me I am doing it wrong, show me the right way.
You need to be able to accurately self evaluate in order to improve.
That being said, I once gave my self all exceeds expectations. See, they called me in to do an evaluation based on my performance for the year. Since I was out on short term disability and didn't work the entire year, I thought I did extremely well. The supervisor that did my evaluation decided that I only met expectations, and didn't want Corporate to think I thought highly of my ability to perform my Paramedic functions from home. Go figure.
- Apr 6, '12 by woohBut you didn't make any errors! No complaints about your care. How many people that showed up for work could claim that? I'd give you all exceeds expectations too!
- Apr 6, '12 by ClearBlueOctoberSkyQuote from woohThanks wooh!But you didn't make any errors! No complaints about your care. How many people that showed up for work could claim that? I'd give you all exceeds expectations too!
That was my line of thinking. I guess it's a good thing i went and got MY LPN.