I work in an oncology clinic and this was the question ask to me. How would you have responded?
My response was "I did not go to school for 10 years to be called a waitress. I am now 4 courses away from my second master's degree in nursing so I can provide you the best care possible. What do you need."
Tell me how you deal with these kind of comments.
Oct 14, '06
Quote from Rme4life
I am not sure if I would respond appropriately.... If all you want me to do today is serve you something to drink and eat, then I would be more than happy to be your waitress today. If you need medical attention, well then I guess I will be your nurse today.
i have a friend who is working through nursing school as a waitress. I got her this mug that said...
Waitress: the person paid to put up with your crap for less than minimum wage in the vain hope that you will leave a decent tip.
Nurse: the highly educated medical professional paid to put up with your crap for little more than minimum wage in the vain hope that you will not sue once your problem is fixed.
i never realized that so many people make this connection, why I have no idea.
Do you think maybe it has something to do with the invisibility of the nursing profession?
Last edit by UM Review RN on Oct 14, '06