Nurse Pride

  1. If you could make a T-shirt designed to educate the public about what it takes to be a nurse, what would yours say?
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  3. by   gentlegiver
    strong back, gentle hands, loving heart!
  4. by   chuck1234
    How about..."OVERWORKED...AND UNDERPAID!"
  5. by   UM Review RN
    we have so many elderly folks who think nursing is just giving out bedpans, i'd like mine to say something about my credentials. the t-shirt is a good way to educate the public about what nurses do. something that explains nursing in layman's terms. like:

    rn
    college education
    state licensed
    advanced lifesaving skills
  6. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from angie o'plasty, rn
    we have so many elderly folks who think nursing is just giving out bedpans, i'd like mine to say something about my credentials. the t-shirt is a good way to educate the public about what nurses do. something like:

    rn
    college education
    state licensed
    advanced lifesaving skills
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:

    i would also like a shirt that says "real nurses have college degrees"
    of course then i'm am absolutely sure that ma's would be popping up saying they have a college degree....um maybe some do....how about
    "real nurses pass nclex"

    somebody can come up with something better but you get my point.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on May 20, '07
  7. by   loricatus
    A little off topic but explains things well.

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    Look at the May 13, 2007 "Quote of the Night" http://fingersandtubesineveryorifice...-of-night.html
  8. by   chuck1234
    Why focus on the older generation...
    Shouldn't we focus on the younger ones, so when they finish high schools, they will go for nursing.
  9. by   AuthorRDK
    Being nervous and worry has always been part of me as a person. Living my entire childhood in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage did not contribute anything to me becoming a happy and carefree adult. I think that is why depression has always ridden very heavily on my shoulders. It is a monster I have never been able to shake.

    Last week I had to undergo several medical procedures. Two scopes had to be inserted into my body, one from the sky and one from the ground, if you know what I mean.

    After having battled cancer in 1977; I felt so all alone lying on that surgical table. For almost a week no one in my family had even taken the time to ask how I felt. Under the doctor’s orders, I was not allowed to eat anything, other than clear liquids for three days. No one even seemed to be concerned enough to see if I needed anything to help me through a very difficult time.

    With eyes closed, I could feel tears slowly begin rolling down my cheeks. Hearing a sound, I opened my eyes and saw a nurse (Veronica) smiling down at me. Softly she reached out and placed her hand on my shoulder.

    “Things are going to be fine. Don’t worry,” she said, in a soft and comforting tone.

    I cannot tell you how much that meant to me.

    Several days later, I returned to the Digestive Associates Medical Facility in Brunswick, Georgia and I asked to see Nurse Baldwin. When she appeared through the doorway I handed her an autographed copy of my book “Orphan, A true story,” as well as the complete 4 CD set of my best audio stories. I told her that I appreciated her taking the time to care about me as a person and as an individual. It was very nice to hug, and to be hugged by someone who cared.

    I learned a very good lesson early that Monday morning: Sometimes it is the nurse who saves the patient and not the doctor.

    Roger Dean Kiser, Author
    Last edit by Tweety on May 20, '07 : Reason: Reduced size for easier reading
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    my favorite t-shirt that i own says:

    need a doctor? call a nurse!

    i've had more than one doctor tell me how true that is..
  11. by   gt4everpn
    author rdk, i love your story it is very touching and moving. life can be a u know!, as i am learning this week. i wish you all the best and much much luck, god truly bless you and know that we're all there with u!
  12. by   chuck1234
    How about...ALWAYS THERE, WHEN YOU NEED ME!
  13. by   gt4everpn
    if i had anything to put on a shirt about my being a nurse it would go a little like this:

    yea i'm a nurse, and not
    only do i wipe a**, but i'm there bringing you back to life
    when your heart stops and your flirting with mr. reaper
  14. by   chuck1234
    Another one...''NURSES ARE ALWAYS THERE, WHEN YOU NEED THEM...24/7.

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