Things you would like to tell... Nursing Staff ! ( and get away with) - page 2

I was reading a thread " Things you would like to tell.... " on the general forum and thought I would start a new one here for us students. This one is : Things you would like to tell the nursing... Read More

  1. by   Valerie Salva
    Quote from morte
    and i repeat, we dont like it when some one steps on OUR vent threads, lets us have the same respect for the students!
    Well, you have stepped on my post. Please take your own advice. Thanks.
  2. by   morte
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    Well, you have stepped on my post. Please take your own advice. Thanks.
    now that was the sillyest response ! for pete's, let the students have their fun, we certainly do!....
  3. by   tnbutterfly
    let's keep the posts on-topic. this is a vent thread for students....what they would like to say to nursing staff and get away with it.
  4. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I don't see why nurses should corner the market on venting. Yes, we were all students at one time and I am pretty sure no one's experience was 100% bliss. OK, maybe their perspective will change once they have those initials behind their name. Maybe not. So what? This is where they are now and sometimes it is necessary to blow off steam.

    What is wrong with students having a vent thread about nursing staff in their own (General Student Nursing) forum??? Lighten up, everyone!
  5. by   kasperas
    To the RN I worked with this week on OB: You were AMAZING but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start washing your hands and/or foaming in/out. I know you think the foam makes your hands feel gross but it is NOT OK to go from pt. to pt. without performing any hand hygiene!!
  6. by   DolceVita
    When I ask you if I can get the patient's water for you please don't say "no, I don't like them they can wait". It horrifies me.
  7. by   Chapis
    let's not take this the wrong way. . .with no hard feelings, this is just to the nurses that have been not so 'nice' or respectful to the students, as i'm sure we all have had at least one bad nurse while being students. so if you're a good-respectful nurse-don't take it personally as i'm sure there are many students that stress the heck out of and don't have common sense, but there are the ones that take this seriously. :d
  8. by   PatiencePlease
    First off THANK YOU!!!! Love the Thread!
    2nd: My first vent might really really irritate over achievers:
    Instructors: If I am not your favorite student because I didn't drop everything to go to school, DO NOT HOLD IT AGAINST ME. I do not have a significant other to help pay bills, I can't get any loans because my credit is in the toliet, so when I skimp a little on reading so I can pay a gas/electric/rent/credit card bill; GET OVER IT. Please don't use me as an example and call me out on every little thing, and DON'T use me as an example behind my back as a student who has a full time job and stuggles in school. I'm perfectly happy with B's and C's thank you. I'm proud to be where I'm at. SO, because I have no choice but to show you respect because you can and will fail me at your will pleasure don't forget where you came from and get off your high horse.
    Nurse Preceptors: You intimidate the hell out of me. I know I'm asking stupid questions but my instructor has 9 other students on one rotation asking her lots more even more stupid questions. I don't want to screw up I really am trying so please please please try to stay patient with me? I know it's hard, I'm annoying myself. I'm asking you stupid questions, and I'm reporting what my schooling has told me are major issues to you that are not the ginormous earth shattering events I may be making them out to be. Please don't look at me like the inexperienced retard I am/feel like. At least wait till I leave to talk about me or turn my back to glare at me?
    WHEW! I feel better Thank you!!
  9. by   9livesRN
    - to the tech that was taking BPs with an extra large burgundy cuff on all the skinny geri pts: listen, how can you chart 102/48 for 18 out of 24 pts and think it is ok, when i checked MY ASSIGNED PT manually and with the pump, you rolled your eyes on me! go home!!!

    - to the tech that charted 12 pts respiratios at 16 or 17: i guess you missed the guys on ETOH withdral with 28 resp in my room, and the pt next to him with so much pain that he was breathing like a woman about to go into labor... and all my other 5 NS student's patients that were really not 16 17, how can you lie like that and just act as you are doing your job!!! if you make enough effort to move youre huge hainy you can just stick up in the room for another minute cant you? maybe you can just catch that breath!

    - to the nursing students that think that they must not wipe ass because that is the techs job! if you don't want to do that don't become a floor nurse, go back behind the desk, or become something else, you must learn how to deal with poop!!! and IT IS part of what YOU have to do also!

    - to the nurse that i had last week on a PCU floor: where are your wings??? because you sure are an angel!!! you showed me so much, and i understand so much more, and can think on a different level!!! thank you for dragging me all night long!!!

    - to the nurse and the tech that did not show up at my pt's room: when i asked you have you check'd on him you said. no, i have checked on you and on all you did and documented, so i spent my time checking what you were doing! -- thank you lady! that was nice of you!!!!

    - to the techs in plural that make a MAD DOG face when you get near "their" unnasigned vital machine: since when you bought it? and anyways i am here to help you, go take a 5 min break and let me use it! i might help you move that other 400lbs pt you have if i dont have to be fighting over a stupid machine with you!!!

    - to the other techs that roll their eyes and write with a red marker on a huge sheet of paper and tape it to ALL the notebooks on the units (by the way, you were still signed in under your log on, with the lappie open wide, when you decided to feed your face some more!). we need the computers too, just as much as you do!!! we are not going to break it nor cary it forever, we might even wipe down all that gross sticky residue you left on it!!!

    - to the nurse that rolled her eyes all night long and snapped at a whole bunch of us: i was worried about you!!! i though you were having little seizures all night long!!! you might want to check that up!

    - to the doctor that could not talk right, because he was foreign, with a thick accent, and with his mouth full of food: the more you get mad and irritated the more i will say: pardon me doctor what was that? huh? what?
  10. by   Valerie Salva
    Quote from Purple_Scrubs
    I don't see why nurses should corner the market on venting. Yes, we were all students at one time and I am pretty sure no one's experience was 100% bliss. OK, maybe their perspective will change once they have those initials behind their name. Maybe not. So what? This is where they are now and sometimes it is necessary to blow off steam.

    What is wrong with students having a vent thread about nursing staff in their own (General Student Nursing) forum??? Lighten up, everyone!
    Of course they have a right to vent and they should. We were all students and we all dealt with people and situations which were very frustrating.

    I had a problem with just one particular statement, so I addressed it. In no way did I ever say or imply that students shouldn't vent. That is a big over-reaction.

    I addressed the single point I wanted to address. That's it- the end.
  11. by   mykidzmom
    oh my dears....enjoy this thread. it can go on so so so long......all of us in nursing school swore we would never become "like them" oh how they let us know how dumb we were and how we were inconveniencing them. i just want to hug you all! you are just trying to get through. learn a little! i promise, if you came to me i would jump up and down to volunteer to take you. and you would get to do something cool. if i didn't have a patient who needed anything cool done, i would put the word out, so we could find something. every student i ever let start an IV or draw blood has gotten it on the first time. every single one. of course, i found a willing patient ("oh sure--how else are they gonna learn, go at it!") with good veins and put a magic spell on the student to remove nervousness. i would take a student every day if i could. i admire you for reading some of these bitter posts and seeing some of the things you have seen and you still want to be nurses! we don't all eat our young!!!!!! i promise! god knows i have posted more than my share of bitter angry posts (that someone has certainly thought "she really ought to get out of nursing") but really you can love you job, know your calling and still get ****** off at your boss or doc or patients niece who is a nurse...etc..... WAY TO GO STUDENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!! the more you vent the more it doesnt stay bottled up and affect your future attitude.

    love love love to you all!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   PatiencePlease
    Can I clone you???? LoL Over all I have had alot of preceptors that have been exactly like you and YOU ARE WONDERFUL and THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO much!!!! I know we as students appreciate the time you spend with us and taking the time to find the cool stuff. So for all the Profs and Nurses like you KUDOS!! And for those who don't like to teach or anything, that's cool too. Everyone has their strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes
  13. by   PackersFan
    I'm a huge believer of some people are just not meant to be teachers...(myself included.)

    Please don't act like I'm a dumb idiot who doesn't know anything on my first day of clinicals. I'm really nervous & I am trying really hard to impress you. I'm just going to want to hide in the bathroom and cry when you ask "How do you not know how to program an IV pump? Don't you anything?"

    "It's my first day...we just learned how to give baths and do vital signs."

    It would just be helpful if everyone remembered what it was like to be a nursing student. (Which, I am grateful that most nurses do & will do anything & everything to help!!)

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