big bad nursing myths busted - page 3

In the name of nursing week I will defend our profession. I'm not trying to stir up controversy, but lets admit nurses perpetuate myths about their own profession and injure nursing's rep way more... Read More

  1. by   tatgirl
    Dang, I am in the wrong speciality!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol. I would love to hold and rock little babies all day long!!!!!!!!!

  2. by   RNpandoraRN
    All nurses do is empty bedpans and wipe butts.
  3. by   sjt9721
    Quote from firstyearstudent
    How can you tell a psych nurse from her/his patients?
    I thought they were the ones with the keys!
  4. by   Imafloat
    Quote from dawngloves
    Even better, "NICU nursing is so great All you do is sit and rock little babies all day!" :angryfire
    It would be mighty hard to sit and rock the baby with the isolette or vent, I'll try it tonight (when they are all sleeping through the night) at work and let you know how it went.
  5. by   Cattitude
    Quote from caliotter3
    At my first job in a LTC facility I met a nurse in her 70's who had been an RN for over 50 years. She once told me that when she graduated from nrsg school, only the poor students without good references, took jobs in home care (private duty). Working in home care meant you weren't good enough to get a job in an acute care hospital. The attitude was that private duty home care was akin to "maid". Since I'm a home health nurse, I'm glad that attitude has changed in (now) 60 years.
    Oh I don't know how much it's changed. I still get the feeling that a lot of people think that home care nurses "weren't good enough" to work in the hospital setting. Uh, where do they think many of us came from? Things said on this very forum have been offensive to home health nurses.

    So, THAT is a myth. Home health Nurses have good and bad nurses just like evry other area. Many good nurses and hopefully very few bad :spin: .
  6. by   linzz
    Here's one I just heard from a member of my family who is not a nurse:

    "All these nurses today have such attitude, they are paid well and always have a job, yet they won't give backrubs anymore". Yes folks, I really did hear this. :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  7. by   muffie
    canadian nurses skidoo to work
  8. by   adrienurse
    na haa muffie. I take a dogsled.
  9. by   luvschoolnursing
    Go to school to be an RN, because only the LPN's and NA's have to do bedpans, baths, etc...
  10. by   nursesaideBen
    LPN's are the retarded version of RN's :angryfire

    Med/Surg and LTC is full of all the lousy nurses who don't know what their doing

    If you enjoy taking care of Hospice patients then you enjoy watching people die

    Psych nurses are weird and are mentally ill themselves

    It must be nice to work Night shift because you get to sleep LOL yeah right

    Men only go into Nursing because they're not smart enough to get into Medical school

    Those are the ones I hear most often, ugh lol
  11. by   emmycRN
    BSN prepared nurses have less clinical knowledge.

    ADN nurses are better prepared for bedside nursing.
    Last edit by emmycRN on May 7, '07
  12. by   jpRN84
    That psych nurses don't do anything. :angryfire
  13. by   NurseCherlove
    Quote from pandora780
    All nurses do is empty bedpans and wipe butts.
    And the ultimate rebuttal to that is when one of your patients tells you, "We know who does all the work for the patients" with a smile and wink, after you tell them that you will reckon an issue that the MD has overlooked for the third time.