'Unhealthy' nurses...bad examples? - page 15

I hope this post doesn't offend anyone,but I have noticed a lot of the nurses I know are overweight,smokers or both. Obviously people become nurses because they completed school,and are qualified to... Read More

  1. by   Elisheva
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Should a comma be placed between nurses and grammar in your statement above?

    No, it should not. You can check Gregg's Reference Manual to verify that.

    I was a Certified Professional Secretary and a Certified Administrative Professional.
  2. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Elisheva
    Maybe we should do a thread on nurses, grammar and spelling.

    Did I say that out loud?

    i think we could add typing to that - spelling has never been a problem for me - i was always top of classes that had it ,but due to my horrible typing skills and two finger typing ,and the letters being all over the place instead of in a row lol - well it just doesnt always look like i know i wrote it hahha.
  3. by   Elisheva
    Quote from Elisheva
    No, it should not. You can check Gregg's Reference Manual to verify that.

    I was a Certified Professional Secretary and a Certified Administrative Professional.
    Opps. Misread you, big guy.

    Yes, there should be a comma between nurses and grammar. Had I said "nurse's grammar" (showing possession), there wouldn't be. In this case, I was listing a series of things: nurses, grammar and spelling.
  4. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Elisheva
    No, it should not. You can check Gregg's Reference Manual to verify that.

    I was a Certified Professional Secretary and a Certified Administrative Professional.
    i was a dishwasher , cleaning lady and a fry cook at mcd's - just because my grammar is not the best it has never effected my clinical skills - i DO have to think long and hard for charting purposes and do so at work for the legality of it however i dont feel i should be ashamed cause i do not talk like the most educated woman on earth. i certainly know it can get me in trouble as people misunderstand at times what i do say lol - however - for the most part if i know someone misunderstood i will make attempts to clarify to the best of my ability - and its usually effective ( unless they are bullheaded and refuse to listen further when i say perhaps you misunderstood - ) anywho - i am me - i am a small backwoods country gal who has excellent clinical skills and a love and caring beyond what i need to and frankly i just dont do well writing and speaking all the time lol. if i did i guess maybe id have chosen politics or something to go into lol. i guess we all have our weak points id assume - those are mine and i am sorry if it offends you that some may be this way. but that's me -it used to bother me a LOT that i was a "professional" yet sounded like this backwoods gal and even with classes just didnt get the ins and outs of grammer. i was once told i would know who my real friends were - the ones who could accept me as me and not pointedly correct me and expect me to change instead of trying to understand me and maybe even help me say things better when i needed it. as for the rest - it only matter did i like ME - and did i always try to be honest and caring. over the years i have found this to be oh so very very true.
  5. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    Opps. Misread you, big guy.

    Yes, there should be a comma between nurses and grammar. Had I said "nurse's grammar" (showing possession), there wouldn't be. In this case, I was listing a series of things: nurses, grammar and spelling.
    Opps, or Oops?

  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from twotrees2
    i was a dishwasher , cleaning lady and a fry cook at mcd's - just because my grammar is not the best it has never effected my clinical skills - i DO have to think long and hard for charting purposes and do so at work for the legality of it however i dont feel i should be ashamed cause i do not talk like the most educated woman on earth. i certainly know it can get me in trouble as people misunderstand at times what i do say lol - however - for the most part if i know someone misunderstood i will make attempts to clarify to the best of my ability - and its usually effective ( unless they are bullheaded and refuse to listen further when i say perhaps you misunderstood - ) anywho - i am me - i am a small backwoods country gal who has excellent clinical skills and a love and caring beyond what i need to and frankly i just dont do well writing and speaking all the time lol. if i did i guess maybe id have chosen politics or something to go into lol. i guess we all have our weak points id assume - those are mine and i am sorry if it offends you that some may be this way. but that's me -it used to bother me a LOT that i was a "professional" yet sounded like this backwoods gal and even with classes just didnt get the ins and outs of grammer. i was once told i would know who my real friends were - the ones who could accept me as me and not pointedly correct me and expect me to change instead of trying to understand me and maybe even help me say things better when i needed it. as for the rest - it only matter did i like ME - and did i always try to be honest and caring. over the years i have found this to be oh so very very true.
    I bet you like computer charting with as little free text as possible?

  7. by   Elisheva
    Oppppps.

    Here...just beat me over the head with Gregg's Manual.
  8. by   Elisheva
    Pride goeth.....

    By the way, my daughters are Army. Hooah!
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I have a daughter in the Army too, Elisheva. How cool is that?
  10. by   Elisheva
    That's great! I'm sure you are as proud of yours as I am of mine.

    Actually, they are both out of active duty but one is still in the Reserves. I will always consider them Army, though, because they sure do.
  11. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Elisheva
    Maybe we should do a thread on nurses, grammar and spelling.

    Did I say that out loud?
    :smackingf

    i think you are the 2nd person to point out one's negligible grammar and spelling.
    this is exactly what i was talking about in my last post, this tit-for-tat baloney.
    it amazes me how petty and facetious one can get.
    good grief.
    i guess there is more than one way in how unhealthy ea of us can be, as individuals and nurses.

    leslie
  12. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    I bet you like computer charting with as little free text as possible?


    i must say the click program we had at the last place iworked really was great LOLOL
  13. by   twotrees2
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I have a daughter in the Army too, Elisheva. How cool is that?
    lol - are army - hehhe - at any rate - thank them ( and you!! ) for their ( and your!!) service - my son is marines - semper fi

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