had a couple different nursing students say: "well, i'm going to school so i don't have to do bed side nursing". one even told me she want to work in plastic surg. office, not at the bed side. o.k. , i'm an "old nurse...47 yrs old", but when i went to nursing school in the 80's , we knew we knew we would most likley have to work our way into other areas of nursing after some experience in an acute care facility or some other such place. i hate to sound like i want to eat my young but, a part of me wants to see these new nurses go through the ranks like many of us did. not because i want to see them go through he double thooth picks, but because i feel , taking care of pateints, hands on , learning orginizational skills, pt. asses. , are the best way to learn nursing skills. as a critical care nurse of 27 years, i continue to be amazed at how much i can find out about a pt. during a bath and bed change. we have beds that turn, vents that suction, monitors that alert a critical care team half way across the city, bells, beeps and whistles,,,,what ever happened to good old hands on. i think it is funny that a nursing student thinks if she goes to a plastic surg. office she will only see tummy tucks, face lifts and boob jobs. she's forgetting the big ugly draining wounds , burns, and amputations etc..these office settings see. would love to be a fly on the wall when she takes care of her first pt. with these things and says......"oh my gosh, a plastic surg. takes care of these people too...!" guess i'll go into dermatology.... ha , if you've been around the block you know what awaits her there too. hee heee....but i swear i don't like to eat my young !
Nov 27, '06
Did she say that's why she wants to work at a plastic surgeons office? Maybe tht's an area that she really likes. It often takes people many years and many transfers to find their respective niches. If she's found hers off the bat, more power to her. "The ranks" are not what they once were. People these days seem to have a little more insight about themselves and don't feel they have to do things "the way we always did it". It's not necessarily a bad thing. Dh has had the same conversation with his father about switching jobs/companies. FIL has been with the same company and gone "up the ranks" for the past forty-five years. He doesn't realize that is not how it works today. Now, if a person is passed over for a promotion, treated poorly, etc., someone newer doesn't hesitate to vote with his feet and go to something more suitable.
Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Nov 27, '06