Nursing is stupid? - page 2

I'm a student nurse. I'm in my second year, and I have to say so far I enjoy every minute of it. I'm happy and satisfied that I have chosen the right course and right future career for myself. I'm so... Read More

  1. by   JBGC4
    Maybe I shouldn't be laughing but I think what "S" said is so funny! Other people's ignorance is MY bliss! Let me tell ya- "other people's anus's"- she's a classy one. Clearly, this is no one I would suggest getting support from. Daytonite said it right.

    May I never need medical intervention in Russia!!!
  2. by   seniorstudent123
    Do you want to know what I think the difference is between doctors and nurses? Nurses still have lives outside of their jobs, plain and simple. Let the doctors enjoy their money and respect, they're working hard for it! I'll be the one enjoying time with my family and having a social life.
  3. by   bree*
    Sorry..but I agree with "S"! Unfortunately, med school isn't free and very few of us can afford not to work for 8+ years while we finish schooling..otherwise I would have gone for medical school.
  4. by   chicagoing
    Quote from Amanda Loo
    I'm a student nurse. I'm in my second year, and I have to say so far I enjoy every minute of it. I'm happy and satisfied that I have chosen the right course and right future career for myself. I'm so proud of it and I can't wait for the day that I finally become a registered nurse.
    But... I've been feeling down these few days, ever since one of my acquaintance, let's call her "S", struck me with this question... "S" is a medical student in Russia. This is approximate what "S" said to me--
    "I find nursing is stupid. If u wanna become a nurse, u might as well choose to become a doctor. think about it, u've got to know what the doctors know, like u've got to learn anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, nutrition..... Some more u need to do all those dirty jobs like wound dressing, bed making, changing diapers, cleaning patient's anus, feeding, bathing, getting scream from the patients, and all those stupid admission, discharge, inventory paper works. Let me ask u, do u really like cleaning people's anus? do u really like serving urinal and bedpan all the time? do u really like getting scolded by the patient for no reason all the time? u've got to know at least 60% of what the doctors know, but the doctors no need to do all these jobs. and a doctor's pay is much more higher than a nurse. U might as well just study harder and become a doctor like what i do!"
    I was so angry when she said that because i really love nursing. And yes, I never love cleaning people's anus. But then nursing is actually a lot more than just giving urinal and bedpan.
    I was quiet. Yes, I should've just opened my mouth and fired her. But, I couldn't think of anything to say at that time....
    My heart was broken.
    Re: doing the "dirty jobs" like changing briefs, doing peri care, emptying urinals, etc. - obviously most people would NOT prefer feeling helpless to the point where they need someone to do these things for them. It takes a very special kind of person to be able to do these things for others while still preserving their dignity. These people who are screaming at you are sometimes scared and in pain, and oftentimes don't want to be in the situation they're in. But remember that they are someone's mother, father, sister, brother, child.

    I would be thankful that "S" is pursuing medicine and not nursing (we don't need her!)

    And then she can stick it where the sun don't shine.
  5. by   ashleyisawesome
    i had a friend from russia who used to be in my RN program. she said her family was ashamed that she chose to become a nurse rather than a doctor. i dont think russians in general respect nurses very much.

    also, that girl was always cheating in microbiology class.. we would all give her dirty looks when she would whisper to us trying to get answers and she would say "what we do this in russia all the time!" weird.
  6. by   enchantmentdis
    Sorry, but i have to agree with your Russian friend.
  7. by   OB-nurse2013
    all labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
    [color=#0011ff]martin luther king, jr.
  8. by   ImThatGuy
    A couple of girls in my class said during the first semester of our nursing sequence that "I totally feel like a doctor right now. We're gonna be nurses. Why do we need to learn all this stuff?"

    That ****** off and made me seriously want to distance myself from my classmates, lol.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 7, '11 : Reason: changed to all **
  9. by   anneuhbanana
    Quote from bree*
    Sorry..but I agree with "S"! Unfortunately, med school isn't free and very few of us can afford not to work for 8+ years while we finish schooling..otherwise I would have gone for medical school.


    Oh...you don't like wiping anus?
  10. by   lsk40
    There are alot of things I think are dumb but if it is something my friend wants to do I would support her I would never talk bad about a friends career choice
  11. by   cgravier
    In Russia, tiny anuses wipe you!
  12. by   ok2bme
    Good Lord...with friends like her, who needs enemies? Friends support each other, friends root for each other's efforts and aspirations, friends validate each other's potential and worth. This chick is demeaning and devaluing you and all you are working towards. I have learned to carefully consider the source before I internalize any comments; in S's case, she is so mean-spirited that I would disregard her words..and her period.

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