Is dating or flirting with an another nurse or patient is acceptable? - page 2

by Beautifulvirgo

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Not in the nursing program yet, from experience when i was volunteering at a hospital dudes was flirting with me and a patient even took me on a date, so in the nursing field is flirting or even dating is acceptable with an... Read More


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    I try to stick to the rule of no patients and I have made a rule on not dating on same department/squad. BAD things happen when you date the people you work with directly.
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    Getting involved personally with a patient will get you in hot water really fast.Generally that would be a one way ticket out of health care if you get caught. Where I work you are allowed to date coworkers but it is often NOT a good idea.I worked with a couple that were dating(female RN and male aide).It was uncomfortable when they were at the "googly eyes" stage and REALLY uncomfortable when they were fighting.
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    I know some folks have met their significant others/spouses at work, but frankly I would never even consider dating a co-worker. Too much could happen, especially if it ended up not working out. At my facility people have been fired over relationships that got too personal on the job. (Granted, these people were messing around on their spouses, but still...) I think it's best to keep personal life sharply divided from work life.

    As for dating a patient? Absolutely out of the question. You're gambling your license on the relationship, and that's a lot to risk.
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    To the OP (and I mean this as sincere advice, not a snide putdown) you're going to have to be a lot more mature if you want to make it through nursing school. I can see the clinical instructor eating you for breakfast. Dating a patient never should even enter your brain. Total abuse of the nurse/patient relationship. And drop the text speak/incorrect grammar. Fairly or unfairly you're going to find yourself labeled for that.
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    We have a policy where I work we can't even speak to a patient for six months after they leave our care, let alone date them (I work in psych). The sad part, the reason for the policy is that a worker DID try to date a client. Bad, bad, bad!

    Dating a patient is a HUGE no-no. That you would even think to ask about it worries me.

    As far as dating a co-worker, all depends on your facility. We can't date someone that supervises us. If you're on the same level on the organizational chart then you can.
    Last edit by Elladora on Aug 8, '12 : Reason: clarification
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    NO
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    Girl I got that a lot even doctors asked me out but please DO NOT be tempted. A big no no if you really care about your career
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    You cannot be serious.

    You never, ever date a patient. You are a nursing professional. You must carry yourself as one at all times.

    I would have to say the same about dating a fellow nurse. If they are above you in the chain of command, that is a big NO. If they are not, and things do not work out, you have to continue to see and work with this person.

    I have to say this because no one else is: You aren't wanting to be a nurse (or work in that environment) as a way of meeting people, are you? If so, you are pursuing nursing for a very wrong reason. Nursing is not at all like the television shows where nurses and doctors are having sex with eachother in supply closets, everyone hooking up with everyone. This makes for fine television but is not reality in any way.
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    Quote from Beautifulvirgo
    Not in the nursing program yet, from experience when i was volunteering at a hospital dudes was flirting with me and a patient even took me on a date, so in the nursing field is flirting or even dating is acceptable with an another nurse or even a patient:kiss? if so, what is the limits to keep a nurse name clean? can nurses have a social life with other co workers outside of the work place.please tell me your experience if you had one? or whatever your thoughts on it.
    Don't get your honey where you make your money.
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    Nope. Dating patients is ethically wrong and dating co-workers is heading down the path to a million issues so avoid both.
    NF_eyenurse likes this.


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