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MINNESOTA ER Nurses

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Are Minnesota ER nurses also, "Minnesota nice"? I've worked ER for a bit and didn't really associate nice with ER nurses. Funny, fun, capable etc but not necessary nice.

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Nah. Raised in Chicago, live in Colorado, likely move to MN.

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I see. I think they're pretty much like everyone else and it's more of an individual thing. Some are friendly, some are more reserved, etc. I currently live in AZ and have worked and lived on the Navajo reservation for the last 10 years. I'll be moving home to MN for retirement. My nieces both work in ED and critical care in the twin cities. If you need more specifics I can ask them. Good luck to you.

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Haha, I moved to Minnesota 6 years ago. I don't believe there is such thing as Minnesota nice.

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Haha, I moved to Minnesota 6 years ago. I don't believe there is such thing as Minnesota nice.

Ha. Some people call it Minnesota ice. I'm not quite sure how to explain the culture to people without going into a long discussion about Scandinavian culture.

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In my experience, the personalities and characteristics that tend to go with successful, seasoned ER nurses and doctors aren't generally very different in various regions. Regardless of area, there are still situations and personalities that occur in which ER nurses develop management and coping skills to deal with, and yeah there are different personalities and different ways in which they respond to/interact with patients, but knowing them personally and myself, there is also an underlying hardening of the psyche that develops after some time. Perhaps this is some of the perceived "not nice" when in fact it has nothing to do with nice or not nice, but rather high volumes of craziness day in and day out.

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