Nurse as a patient... - page 3

Have you ever taking care of a patient who is a nurse? How did they behave? Demanding? Understanding? Please share this with friends and post your comments below!... Read More

  1. by   LaRN
    the patient is a nurse? they won't be needing me then, they know what to do.
  2. by   LovedRN
    When we were nursing students, my friend walked to her pt, introduced herself, and asked "what brings you here?"
    Pt said "why don't you read the chart."

    Yes, pt was a nurse.

    But she was nicer the next day.
  3. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from ScrubRNwannabe
    When we were nursing students, my friend walked to her pt, introduced herself, and asked "what brings you here?"
    Pt said "why don't you read the chart."

    Yes, pt was a nurse.

    But she was nicer the next day.
    *** My standard reply to this is "why yes I did read the chart. I asked the question to find out if YOU know why you are here". Suprising how often patients don't really understand why they are in the hospital.
  4. by   LovedRN
    Nice one!!! I will use that.

    That day we just wished her to get better enough for d/c so we wont have her the next day.
  5. by   manningpam613
    Hello, my name is Peggy Manning, and I'm from Clio, SC which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach. My husband and I will celebrate our 35th anniversary this year; we have three children and five grandchildren. I'm enrolled in the MSN-Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. I work full-time as a patient care supervisor (PCS) at a small rural hospital on the medical, surgical unit and have 19 years of experience. My professional goals post-graduation is to work as a nurse practitioner within this hospital or at one of our nearby facilities.The Advanced Pharmacology course personal objectives are to acquire advanced skills to preparation for my new role as APN. I'm excited to begin this new chapter in my career and looking forward to interactions with Dr. Thomas and my classmates.

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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