HotDrew 1,366 Views
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I am 100% for this and encourage all new female nurses to take it up for extra cash. I would even volunteer to watch and critique them so they can better their craft.
If I'm being honest, you've entered the world of women. All your past jobs seems like they would be predominately men or a good mix. In nursing, its 92% women. You put all that estrogen in one space and it can get explosive. It almost hearkens back to evolutionary biology where females must compete with each other to be the queen, and sometimes the gloves come off and they will do everything in their power to destroy the competition. Don't get me wrong, men are competitive as well. But typically we do it overtly, hit each other , literally make it a competition and talk about it, whereas women often are sweet and cheerful to your face only because society has told them it isn't proper for a women to be that aggressive. At any rate, there are d-bags in every vocation! Just gotta learn to ignore em and move on!
I've found that chugging cans of Red Bull helps. Stimulants also help me, like No-Doz or things with epinephrine like those diet pills to give me my edge back.
As a RN who happens to be male, I sometimes get very discouraged with the public's image of male nurses. I work in a crazy busy ER with alot of, well lets be honest, scum and addicts come in for free shelter, food, drugs, etc. I seem to get the pts. who are rude and constantly degrade me. I had one such charmer last night. Every other sentence out of his mouth was, "Why are you a nurse? I want a female nurse. I dont want no *** touching me!". Another one of his diddies was, "You're too stupid to be a doctor, I dont want your hands on me." I know I should realize what is going on and just let it slide off, but sometimes I get so angry :angryfire. It made me wanna give him a less-than-gentle catheter. How do you guys deal with offensive patients like this?
I'd be highly offended if someone thought i was a MA. They have their place in the system for sure, but their education is absolutely not comparable to mine.
That is SO untrue. To be an NP in California, by law you now have to have a masters degree......read up on state laws. Certified PA have a masters degree, not all PA have one however. Whatever happens here and in the Northeast will eventually have an inpact on the rest of the states. Associate degree programs are being phased out, and many of hospitals are requiring RN's with AA to have or obtain an BSN upon hire. HOWEVER, if money is your sole idea, you might want to look at a different profession. That isnt or wasnt your objective on becoming any type of health care provider.
You are your own worst enemy. You probably did better than you thought. At the very lest, you're a relatively young man. You could have batted your eyelashes at the (presumed) female interviewer. At the very least wore tight pants. Works every time.
You can become a RN with an associates degree. A PA is almost always a masters program. Thats probably the biggest reason! NPs and PAs are similarly paid, with PAs making slightly more. However, PAs make significantly more $ than most RNs.
I've had these same experiences. And it always seems to be the same female nurses who are downright witchy with me -- the tired, overweight, haggard, jaded ones. They are miserable with their life and will do anything and all they can to make sure everyone else around them is just as miserable. As soon as these types retire or die (whatever one is quicker), the better for nursing!
Hey I was just wondering something, guys. Do you feel the role of LPNs/LVNs is to assist the RN in duties and help them out in any way you can, or do you feel more like an independent entity?
Obviously, an associates degree is a "degree". However most people do look down on this as some vocational certificate or something. I've found that bachelors prepared nurses get much more respect from everyone.
Yeah he should probably wait before making a complaint. Ive seen this "type" of instructor a thousand times. Usually some dried up old bitty who can't attract a man anymore so takes it out on every one she sees.
Honestly, I am applying to CRNA school and couldnt imagine going through all the drama for the salaries of some NPs. I wanna make bank, and I fully intend to celebrate with a new BMW when I'm done!
I just smile and kill him with kindness. No use trying to fight the docs...in the hospital setting they are the final word. Nurses are completely dispensable.
I think if you like science you should definitely go to med school. I got so tired of the nonsense nursing theory that was always pushed down our throats. I want to treat the disease, not the response to disease!
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