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Make It STOP!

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Trigger Warning: This is a general venting thread. Toes may be stepped upon. Snowflakes may face warm temperatures. No one person is the target.

Please, fellow AN participants, make the following stop:

1) Referring to your particular work environment as 'busy'. They are ALL busy. We get it.

2) Using the word 'devastated' in regards to something that does not involve death, loss of limb, or major natural disaster.

3) Talking about the PVT- I think I speak for 99% of the million or so AN members when I say this - "Patience is a virtue"

4) Doing people's homework for them when they have made no effort beyond copy and pasting to do the work themselves.

5) Asking a complex question and, upon getting a thoughtful answer from an expert who took time and energy to compose said answer, failing to thank the stranger who took time to help you.

6) Mistaking the straight truth for bullying.

7) Mistaking an answer that differs from what you want to hear for bullying.

8) Telling experienced nurses you'd NEVER want to be like them when you have no CLUE of how their experience influenced their answer.

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

9. Feeling burned out after the first year and a half of nursing!

I've always enjoyed reading your responses. If someone gave you a hard time recently, they're foolish.

Agree w/ all but #1. I honestly don't think the dissonance that occurs as a result of being too busy to "do things the right way" can be overestimated. And when someone feels the need to let us know that a shift was busy, I picture in my mind them running around like a chicken with their head cut off, KNOWING that it is not best for patients, and feeling like crap about it. Just because it is a common scenario doesn't make it acceptable or not worth mentioning.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Agree w/ all but #1. I honestly don't think the dissonance that occurs as a result of being too busy to "do things the right way" can be overestimated. And when someone feels the need to let us know that a shift was busy, I picture in my mind them running around like a chicken with their head cut off, KNOWING that it is not best for patients, and feeling like crap about it. Just because it is a common scenario doesn't make it acceptable or not worth mentioning.

I meant prefacing the type of unit one works on with the word 'busy' as in 'a busy med surg unit'. Literally no one describes their unit as anything other than 'busy'. The word itself is overused. Call it high acuity/ rapid turnover - ANYTHING except 'busy'.

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10. Saying "any advice would be appreciated" and then losing your **** over advice you don't like.

Luckyyou, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

"I've failed NCLEX 47 times, what can I do? Nursing is my dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam!" :banghead:

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

Inappropriate use exclamation points, e.g. "Need to interview a nurse!!!"

I'm soooo devastated to read this, MMJ. I'm a pre-pre-pre-nursing student and I work in a super dooper freaky BUSY unit in a wordwide role playing game! I know what I'm talking about! One day I'm going to be a CRNA DNP in the NICU and I hope I'm nothing like you, bully!!! Nurses are supposed to be compassionate!!!

PS - so does the PVT work? I'd like answer from an ACTUAL nurse. In essay form. I'm taking "intro to the introductions of intros."

"Help! I've failed a class I've been failing all semester and it's not my fault, obviously. I'm going to appeal because my teacher hates me."

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

"Help! I've failed a class I've been failing all semester and it's not my fault, obviously. I'm going to appeal because my teacher hates me."

By 0.0001%

I don't understand people who need the help of strangers to make simple decisions like, "Should I work days or nights?" Which do you want to work?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

I don't understand people who need the help of strangers to make simple decisions like, "Should I work days or nights?" Which do you want to work?

THIS x 1000!!!

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology.

I don't understand people who need the help of strangers to make simple decisions like, "Should I work days or nights?" Which do you want to work?

Or should I have a baby/another baby/stay at home with baby or work? Good lord, don't let strangers make life changing decisions for you!

And no don't have a baby. Get a cat. Cats are amazing

pixierose, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, psych.

"ICU/ED/NICU/Flight nursing are the most coolest/beatest/glamorous nursing specialities ... whyyyy would anyone want to do med surg/psych/rehab/school nursing? That's not TRUE nursing."

ENOUGH already, people. We all work hard.

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology.

My favourite. What unit is most important, most glamourous, most exciting? Or sometimes, which unit is easiest because I don't want to work hard.

And how can I get out of working weekends and holidays?

pixierose, BSN, RN

Specializes in ED, psych.

Oh! "Should I go to (insert specific college nursing program here)?"

... well, I don't know, should you? I live 5000 miles away from that state, you tell me.

"Should I go into nursing?"

I don't know. Are you a serial killer or anything like that?

CelticGoddess, BSN, RN

Specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

Or How about: I can't get a job anywhere, I have filled out soooo many applications and I am not even getting an interview. The managers should at leasts call me to tell me why I didn't get an interview. They are so unprofessional. Oh, and I only filled out 5 or 6 applications. But they should still call me and I won't relocate because I only want to work at this particular hospital.

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added a couple of words

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