Recycled topics (vent) - page 5

Does anyone else pick up on how there is a core set of topics that get recycled, e.g. "My GPA is 0.00001, can I handle nursing school?" What subjects drive you to distraction after seeing them... Read More

  1. by   AutumnApple
    I've noticed the repetitive topic threads.

    To be honest, I didn't take it as the TC should have searched older threads. Lets face it, we're all chronically unique. We think our experiences with the same thing (NCLEX anxiety, issue with an instructor/manager/co-worker, personal past history, future plans) are different than everyone else's. So even if there are threads on the topic already, our viewpoint and experience with it is different somehow, in our minds. So, we create a new thread about the topic because..........."We golly gee, it's me, the answers will be completely different."

    I do believe in "Don't take your experience to be everyone else's reality" so, I can let repeating threads slide by. While some take it to an extreme, we are unique.

    The bigger issue is: Many topics repeat because nursing has not matured much in the past few generations. Oh, sure, technology has improved and we wear different uniforms but...............

    Most of the stuff we say nursing needs to change or "do something about", has been there for entire generations before us. Yet we are still complaining about it. This tells me we did not accomplish our goal of addressing the issues.

    In short, the topics are stagnant because nursing's growth as a profession is stagnant.

    Perfect example would be the "Should a BSN be the minimum requirement for bedside care?" topic. Redundant to say the least. But why is is still coming up after so many years? Well, it's simple really: We've not achieved the status of being a profession in the eyes of the public still, we've not created a body of theory that is universal for nursing (at least not enough to justify a Bachelor's degree anyway) and we hold almost ZERO autonomy regarding policing ourselves.

    We'll stop talking about whether it should be required or not when we seize our own profession back and make the decision ourselves. Until then, we'll just continue to bicker about it on chat forums and complain about how often the topic comes up.
  2. by   MrChicagoRN
    "I'm a male thinking about going to nursing school.. I'm very manly and once killed an angry raccoon with my bare teeth. But I wonder if people will think I'm gay if I become a nurse. My co-workers down at the Dairy Queen are already razzing me about it."

    "Ladies, I'm thinking about becoming a male nursing student, and wonder if you think think male nurses are HOT!"

    "I want to know if it's ok to have a beard in nursing school. I am a male, BTW"
  3. by   roser13
    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    "I'm a male thinking about going to nursing school.. I'm very manly and once killed an angry raccoon with my bare teeth. But I wonder if people will think I'm gay if I become a nurse. My co-workers down at the Dairy Queen are already razzing me about it."

    "Ladies, I'm thinking about becoming a male nursing student, and wonder if you think think male nurses are HOT!"

    "I want to know if it's ok to have a beard in nursing school. I am a male, BTW"
    And the always-popular "Will I make more money/advance more quickly due to my genitalia?"
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Every nurse younger and/or less experienced than me so spoiled, incompetent, and lazy! I started school when Florence was a new grad! I worked 90 hours a week, cared for 50 total-care patients, cleaned, and prepared all of the food (including hunting and field-dressing live game). I haven't taken a vacation, a sick day, or a bathroom break since 1960. I know everything there is to know about nursing.

    Why do people look down on my specialty? My specialty is the heart of nursing! Any nurse who does not love my specialty should turn in their license!

    Random immigration questions. I have no idea what HAAD is, what kind of documentation a Filipino nurse needs to work in the UAE, or how a Paraguayan nurse can work in the Canadian Arctic.

    The Pearson View trick.
  5. by   sevensonnets
    Well, I had to come in at 4 am to haul coal for the furnace down in the basement, mop the hallways, and make and serve breakfast for 120 patients all while wearing a long-sleeved dress with white cuffs and my starched little cap, then bathe, dress and medicate 10-12 patients. Last bathroom break was Friday, March 18, 1982. Ah such sweet memories you evoke, Not A Hat Person! We won't talk about the time I took a five minute break and discovered later I had taken a few swigs of somebody else's coffee!
  6. by   amoLucia
    "What! I have to work holidays?!"

    "What! I have to work shifts?!"

    "What! I can't take a vacation 1 month after starting?!"

    "What! I can't take my vacation because there are other senior staff who requested their PTO way earlier than when I put in my request last week!"

    To AutumnApple - very thoughtful response.
  7. by   Buyer beware
    My favorite shill/stupido line is" I don't (know) what the fuss is about. I've read some bad reviews about ITT tech and it's a little expensive but I'm a dummy and am gonna take a chance on losing everything by going there anyway despite the bad reviews and all the lawsuits."
    "So there! All you negative people, you! I'm gonna prove to you I was right all along!"
    Last edit by Buyer beware on Sep 6, '16 : Reason: w
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    One post wonders who think this is Google, as in: "Need info on heart failure".
  9. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Any post made up of long, long, long blocks of text with no paragraph breaks, capitals, or punctuation (or just elipses every few words).
  10. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Any post made up of long, long, long blocks of text with no paragraph breaks, capitals, or punctuation (or just elipses every few words).
    Written half in textspeak
  11. by   Buyer beware
    Quote from AutumnApple
    I've noticed the repetitive topic threads.

    To be honest, I didn't take it as the TC should have searched older threads. Lets face it, we're all chronically unique. We think our experiences with the same thing (NCLEX anxiety, issue with an instructor/manager/co-worker, personal past history, future plans) are different than everyone else's. So even if there are threads on the topic already, our viewpoint and experience with it is different somehow, in our minds. So, we create a new thread about the topic because..........."We golly gee, it's me, the answers will be completely different."

    I do believe in "Don't take your experience to be everyone else's reality" so, I can let repeating threads slide by. While some take it to an extreme, we are unique.

    The bigger issue is: Many topics repeat because nursing has not matured much in the past few generations. Oh, sure, technology has improved and we wear different uniforms but...............

    Most of the stuff we say nursing needs to change or "do something about", has been there for entire generations before us. Yet we are still complaining about it. This tells me we did not accomplish our goal of addressing the issues.

    In short, the topics are stagnant because nursing's growth as a profession is stagnant.

    Perfect example would be the "Should a BSN be the minimum requirement for bedside care?" topic. Redundant to say the least. But why is is still coming up after so many years? Well, it's simple really: We've not achieved the status of being a profession in the eyes of the public still, we've not created a body of theory that is universal for nursing (at least not enough to justify a Bachelor's degree anyway) and we hold almost ZERO autonomy regarding policing ourselves.

    We'll stop talking about whether it should be required or not when we seize our own profession back and make the decision ourselves. Until then, we'll just continue to bicker about it on chat forums and complain about how often the topic comes up.
    I will make no apology for saying this: You are one smart cut-to-the-chase cookie."
    I'll bet your patients have said to you, "you should have been a doctor."
  12. by   AutumnApple
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Written half in textspeak
    OMG. IDK why people do that. New laws against text speak FTW B/C it's just so stupid anyway. BTW, isn't too much text speak against TOS? SMH, people have no respect anymore. My parents would take my phone away if they saw me talking like that LOL.

    Anyway, TTYL BFF.

    Quote from Buyer beware
    I will make no apology for saying this: You are one smart cut-to-the-chase cookie."
    I'll bet your patients have said to you, "you should have been a doctor."
    I got more of the "You're a great nurse" while people stared at my ass than that TBH. I didn't let it bother me, I was just like "BRB" and left the room.
  13. by   traumaRUs
    Okay now that we have recycled the recycled threads, how about some new threads...?

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