Is English required to be an RN? - page 4

I have noticed from day one in here that many RNs use some of the poorest English and grammar I have ever seen. I am sure that we were required to take English as a requirement to graduate from... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Ned, I guess I can agree that if even on a bb where I'm giving profressional advice and don't use proper spelling and grammar then it's hard to take my advice seriously. Guess that's what someone meant when they pm'd me that most of my posts were crap and that I give poor advice.

    Silly me, I have the nerve to think I can get a BSN. :imbar
    :imbar :imbar :imbar

    tweety, i don't know if you're being dry or serious....but if someone did pm you with that message, to me it's obvious that the writer has the problem and not you. you best not be serious.
  2. by   jnette
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Silly me, I have the nerve to think I can get a BSN. :imbar
    And you have the brass to GET one, too !!! Whoooooooot !!!

    What was that game? Scissors, rock, and paper? :chuckle

    Brass is best. Brass RULES.
  3. by   Ned the Red
    I knew this would happen. Let me clarify my position a bit. Think of it this way - right or wrong, it's more difficult for a person to be taken seriously if they don't look the part and sound the part. I know you take care to make a good first impression in person by coming to work ready for action, dressed appropriately, and with all the right tools. Why is language any different? Right or wrong two people who are identical in every respect will be received differently based on how they speak.

    So, there it is. Like it or not that's the way the world works. And, unfortunately, sometimes people who DON'T know what they're talking about are believed over those who do just by the way the "come across" to everyone else.

    And I guess there are two different areas of concern. Verbal: Would you say "There's (THERE IS) twenty apples" or "There're (there ARE) twenty apples?"

    Written: The problem of their, there, they're.

    And, Tweety, I've read many many of your posts and can't think of anyone I'd rather have for a nurse. Didn't mean to slam you.

    OK, that's it from me!
    Last edit by Ned the Red on Jul 12, '04
  4. by   ktwlpn
    "i have noticed from day one in here that many rns use some of the poorest english and grammar i have ever seen" admittedly the rest of your post does mention that you are seeing this at your workplace,also.....i have only seen medically acceptable abbreviations on our charts-maybe my co-workers are better educated then yours?
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 12, '04 : Reason: edited quote: personal attack per TOS
  5. by   RN92
    "I for one at least try to sound and act professional. As RNs we have a reputation to be knowledgable and professional. Where are you?"

    Please, do us all a favor and get over yourself.!! I hope you're not as judgemental with your patients.
    Last edit by ERslave on Jul 12, '04
  6. by   S.N. Visit
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    Quote from will7678 I ain't got to use no good grammer. Why you frontin'? [/B


    p.s. I recieved an A in eng and my proffessor recommended me to the department for advanced classes (you need a professors recommendation).

    I had an outburst of laughter when I read the above sentence, what a hoot! :chuckle
    Last edit by S.N. Visit on Jul 12, '04
  7. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Ned, I guess I can agree that if even on a bb where I'm giving profressional advice and don't use proper spelling and grammar then it's hard to take my advice seriously. Guess that's what someone meant when they pm'd me that most of my posts were crap and that I give poor advice.

    Silly me, I have the nerve to think I can get a BSN. :imbar
    Well that's rather unfortunate. Is that really a quote from the person who pm'd you? If it's a quote, that is certainly is a very cruel, uncaring thing to say to another person.
  8. by   NewbieNurse2005
    "I see so much chatroomease that it makes me sick to read some of the postings in here. " Um yeah you did say something about the postings....hmmm I hate to be rude but did you forget?
  9. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from NewbieNurse2005
    "I see so much chatroomease that it makes me sick to read some of the postings in here. " Um yeah you did say something about the postings....hmmm I hate to be rude but did you forget?
    I don't know, don't you think adding a LOL or even a RFL...(whatever that other one is) helps others to understand the post is meant as humor?
    Some of the other stuff I don't even know what it is! Wish somebody would tell me some of them. I don't go to chat rooms and even when I play a game (only play one game, addiction) I don't chat much.
    Sometimes, I don't even know what the poster is saying.
  10. by   Tweety
    Quote from Ned the Red
    I knew this would happen. Let me clarify my position a bit. Think of it this way - right or wrong, it's more difficult for a person to be taken seriously if they don't look the part and sound the part. I know you take care to make a good first impression in person by coming to work ready for action, dressed appropriately, and with all the right tools. Why is language any different? Right or wrong two people who are identical in every respect will be received differently based on how they speak.

    So, there it is. Like it or not that's the way the world works. And, unfortunately, sometimes people who DON'T know what they're talking about are believed over those who do just by the way the "come across" to everyone else.

    And I guess there are two different areas of concern. Verbal: Would you say "There's (THERE IS) twenty apples" or "There're (there ARE) twenty apples?"

    Written: The problem of their, there, they're.

    And, Tweety, I've read many many of your posts and can't think of anyone I'd rather have for a nurse. Didn't mean to slam you.

    OK, that's it from me!

    Ned, please don't worry about what you wrote. I'm open-minded enough to change my position and agree with you. My first position was, "this is just a bulletin board, not an English paper", now I tend to agree that if I'm presenting myself as an educated professional, giving profressional advice, then it's easy to not take me seriously if the spelling and grammar are all wrong. Swallowing my pride, I'm actually agreeing with the original poster now after originally disagreeing (although the op wasn't really talking about the bb, but charting).

    But to the anal rententive people that cringe at a mispelling or typo, I still say relax, it's only a bb. I'm a superfast inaccurate typist and rarely proofread, need to do better.

    And yes, that was a quote of a pm to me. But I have thick skin and am o.k. with it.
  11. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from NewbieNurse2005
    ... I know that spelling and grammer do count...
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
  12. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    ... Silly me, I have the nerve to think I can get a BSN. :imbar
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Really enjoying this thread.
  13. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from NewbieNurse2005
    "I see so much chatroomease that it makes me sick to read some of the postings in here. " Um yeah you did say something about the postings....hmmm I hate to be rude but did you forget?
    Yes. Of course, this is correct. (Please see the original post.)

    I noticed two specific references by Jailhouse to postings here.

    Clear to me she / he wasn't only intending to slam the poor use of English in medical charting.

    Just trying to be accurate in what's been, and is being, discussed here.

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