How can we make nursing a more positive profession ?? - page 2

Hello all, Some of you may recall that I had posted about my anxiety as a nursing student and as a new member of the OR team. Well I have been feeling much better thanks to everyone's support and... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    I always thought nursing was positive anyway
  2. by   nursemike
    Quote from teeituptom
    I always thought nursing was positive anyway
    Every time I find myself muttering obscenitites in the Med Room, I'm positive I'm a nurse.

    But, seriously, I'm privileged to work with a strong team of nurses who get along well and support one another. We aren't all best friends, though each of has a few good friends among the crew. Some of us socialize away from work, and some of us don't. We gossip, complain, and sometimes disagree, but we respect each other and help each other.
    Of course, there are plenty of times when it seems like we have to stick together because we are all beseiged by the same enemies.
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from Atl_John
    You know as I recall it used to be said that men were superior to women, thats just how it is and you should deal with it. Obviously things changed because you (women) didn't just "deal" with it. Being rude is never right, regardless of if you are a man or a woman, and no I do not have to deal with it or put up with it. THIS attitude is precisely what makes nursing a less positive profession. Grow up, your supposed to be a professional start acting like one.

    It's hard to tell from your post what you're saying.

    Who are you telling to grow up? Your manager that told you persons to just deal with it, or the person you're quoting (whom actually agree with you that it's insulting to be told to just deal with it).

    Please clarify thanks.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think, as a profession, nursing does need to "grow up".

    In many ways, that would yield in and of itself, lots of positives for us.