I have just completed my first yr nursing, and very proud of myself. I know all the knowledge that I am expected to know and do my best to learn and apply what I learn. Well.....my husbands friend called the other day and I chatted with him for awhile. He asked about the kids, and if I was done with school for the year. Then he made a comment about learning how to do bedpan duty!!!!!!! I think this gives us a good idea what the public in general thinks about our profession. Before I entered nursing school
I really had no idea of the plite of nurses. Really... it is not making no front page news, only in the nursing mags we buy. what are your views and what can we do to educate others about the nursing profession. I was talking to my instructor the other day and she said when she was in school they were taught to stand when the physician entered the room. I also liked the reference my instructor makes to health care, that we all bring something to the health care plate, either being it physicians, nurses, case managers, RT,PT ect ect...that it all is important and would not be complete without the other. other input I would love to hear!Janice
PS my current job has to do with marketing, more or less I put product on shelves. I make 13/hr(that is good in our area), the thing is my sister is a new RN and made 15/hr as a med surg nurse. She deals with human beings, life and death and makes 2 more an hour. I think that is a shame.