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Unexpected kindness from a nurse

  1. 18 Today, my grandma and I were at a hospitals food area. we just entered the store, when two nurses walked in. (I plan to start pre-requisite courses for nursing this fall so I was trying to look carefully at their name badges to see if they had a Bsn or adn.) When the employee asked to take their orders, the nurse turned to us and told us that she thought that we were ahead of them and that we could place our order first. We were still trying to decide what to order so we told them to go ahead. When it was our turn to order we told the cashier what we had purchased and she said our bill was paid. Confused, we asked what she meant. She said that the nurse had paid for our food. Wow! What an act of kindness!

    Thank you, nurses!
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    Joined Jul '13; Posts: 13; Likes: 22.

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  3. Visit  DidiRN profile page
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    What a great story, thanks for posting this!
    poppycat likes this.
  4. Visit  anothergrumpyoldRN profile page
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    Yeah, but some of us are dirty old men, so...
    krisiepoo, BrandonLPN, KelRN215, and 3 others like this.
  5. Visit  Clubsingr28 profile page
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    "when two nurses walked in. (I plan to start pre-requisite courses for nursing this fall so I was trying to look carefully at their name badges to see if they had a Bsn or Adn.)"

    Although it is advantageous to have an advanced degree, in the end we are RNs.
  6. Visit  Trust in Jesus profile page
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    Quote from Clubsingr28
    "when two nurses walked in. (I plan to start pre-requisite courses for nursing this fall so I was trying to look carefully at their name badges to see if they had a Bsn or Adn.)"

    Although it is advantageous to have an advanced degree, in the end we are RNs.
    yes, I totally agree. I think adns are more prepared for working. The problem is every nurse I've seen has a Bsn. I think Ca is a difficult place to find a job in, so Bsn are hired first.
    maelstrom143 likes this.
  7. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    Most hospitals don't put RN or RN,BSN on the badge. The hospital grandma is in right now does. Most don't. In the end ADN and BSN are both RN.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, Esme12, KelRN215, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  scceda profile page
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    Quote from Trust in Jesus
    I think adns are more prepared for working.
    Really???
    Smiley06, sapphire18, SoldierNurse22, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Pleeeeeeeeeeease don't let's start THAT old debate again.........
    krisiepoo, Smiley06, DizzyLizzyNurse, and 15 others like this.
  10. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Pleeeeeeeeeeease don't let's start THAT old debate again.........
    ^THIS...can we agree Nurses Rock??
  11. Visit  catman88 profile page
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    Aw, thats very sweet! I have had several experiences with very kind nurses. My favorite was when I went to get a mole removed...I was nervous and got there early because I wanted to get it over with. The nurse knew I was nervous and brought me a cup of hot tea in a mug from their breakroom while I waited for doctor to arrive

    It's the little things that can make such a big impact!
    Last edit by catman88 on Jul 23, '13 : Reason: Spelling..curse you iPhone!
  12. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    I suggest you take the BSN and become an RN. anyway, nice story though! you should have thank those nurses and ask advice about your plan of becoming a nurse
  13. Visit  Pangea Reunited profile page
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    Quote from Trust in Jesus
    yes, I totally agree. I think adns are more prepared for working. The problem is every nurse I've seen has a Bsn. I think Ca is a difficult place to find a job in, so Bsn are hired first.
    I did the same thing when I got hired in Southern California....looked around at name tags to see who was a BSN. I got hired as an ADN, but I was one of the very few. BSN is definitely a better degree to have around here- especially as a new grad. In Texas, it mattered very little.

    My BSN co-workers are as prepared to work as I am ...or as any of my ADN cousins. Very few nurses graduate with amazing technical skills, but I've never noticed BSN nurses lagging in any way.
    scceda and Trust in Jesus like this.
  14. Visit  ricksy profile page
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    Less about being a "nurse" who did this, and MORE about a human being doing this. Just happened to be a nurse!
    DizzyLizzyNurse and OCNRN63 like this.


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