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- Jan 21, '11 by steelydanfanQuote from LilgirlRNSorry to disagree, but if a pt. has not seen a CRNP before and has a choice, thet will ALWAYS choose the doctor....I'll hear colleagues make that statement "I'm just a nurse" Just a nurse what? Just a nurse that saved a person's life today? Just a nurse that happened to notice a change in the patient's condition which meant he went to surgery and got his about to rupture appendix removed. Just a nurse who held a patient's hand when she died because no one should die alone.
When it comes to trust, people consistently rank nurses as the profession that they trust most. Ask any patient whose doctor has a CRNP working with them if they would rather see the doctor or the nurse? They pick the nurse. Nurses are less intimidating and take more time with them. They actually listen to what the patient says, answer questions and dont make the patient feel dumb for asking a not so bright question.
- Jan 21, '11 by GitanoRNUnquestionably, if you have been in my beloved nursing career for as long as I have, you must likely would have been exposed to some nurses stating "I'm just a nurse" and even as I hold a MSN,CNO/DON I hear the dreaded statement once a while from a few of my colleagues in some management meetings; when their ideas are not met graciously. In addition, I correct them and discourage these professionals from ever manifesting this demeanor statement regarding our nursing.
- Jan 22, '11 by massrn116I have uttered the words "I'm just the nurse." To me it was and is not a negative comment. I am obviously doing more or educating the patient more, that asks me if I am the doctor. I am "just a nurse" and confident and proud enough of myself and my profession to say so.
- Jan 24, '11 by orangepinki used to say that a lot. "i'm just a nurse." then i met an elderly lady who fractured her right arm and she replied, "nurses are the backbone of healthcare." i never said those words again.
and i will always remember this line from an episode of discoveryhealth's trauma in the er. "a hospital may survive with one doctor but it will never survive with just one nurse."
- Jan 25, '11 by P_RNI haven't heard the "just a nurse" as much lately as the more odious a "nurse is a nurse."
It took me 12 years to become an RN and I am darned proud of saying I AM A NURSE!
- Jan 25, '11 by GitanoRNP_RN, I'll 2nd that Emotion!!!