Quote from MALE*RN*777
I know that when we are going through nursing school it is a proud time not only for us but our family and friends. How many times did someone find out you were in nursing school or a nurse and ask you all sorts of health questions? And then during and after school you hung you equipment and badges from your rear view mirror. Are you a nurse that is proud of what you are and show it by your clothing with RN/LPN/CNA written all over it or do you have stickers or signs all over your vehicle? Do you have a tattoo or things that show what you are? Or do you hide it and don't want anyone to know?:roll :roll
While I have pride in my future profession I am learning to watch it about volunteering so. Yes, I have been asked countless times already for a "consult" or opinion.
I do not think that an off the cuff opinion is going to help anyone! I do not diagnose, I am a student nurse, I am not looking at their labs, do not have their history and so on...do not think my student malpractice ins covers it...
No longer do I try to wear my stethoscope on my car window, or even an old junk cheapie scope. It not only would get ruined from the sunshine but, it advertises that I am "most likely" a woman, and that I am employed and that my vehicle may be robable.
Scopes on rear view mirrors would also make one heckuva projectile to take an eye out or embedd into my skull if n I should ever be involved in an accidnet too!