I do agree with doing some aid work before starting nursing school. As for saying you will not bug an aid to do a bedpan uhm... I don't know about that. Give yourself a few months and you will see how intense of a work load you will have that you will need that aid to do it for you b/c you could be having someone vomiting at that moment and you are running for that antiemetic and then a second later you have on room #2 a patient SOB that needs your assistance at that moment. BUt ROOM #3 is yelling for his nurse b/c he is having chest pain. Now are you going to tell me that you will go to the 1st pt who needs that bed pan 1st. I don't think so. Aid s don't realize how busy we really are.
I find that a lot of people like to put their opinions out but have never been in those shoes.
In regards to BSN nurses not knowing how to do an IV. So what! That is nothing comparing to the knowledge they carry in their noggins. IV machines of whatever can be taught in a sec. Their are many people that are home cared and have them. The family who cares for them are not RN"s. They are individuals who learn quick. Don't judge a nurse for little stuff like that.
Last edit by RN28MD on May 14, '07