Quote from psu_213
I hesitate to respond to any part of this silliness, but here it goes...
How do you know? I have worked with several subpar nurses who seem to get 'thank you' notes from patients all the time. Funny how those notes always include those nurses' first and last names--in the nurses handwriting. Yet some of the best nurses I've worked with never seek out the lime light.
Trust me, I'm not jealous.
Yes! Well, I never recognized a nurses handwriting, but I worked with several nurses/NA's that 'self-promoted': if a patient made one nice comment to them, they ran and got a compliment card and pen, and handed it to the patient. I'd offer to get a card for a patient who mentioned another
caregiver was great, but....I just could not bring myself to mention it if they complimented me. Nothing wrong with the other care givers being more type-A, but I just felt a little icky about it - like I was pressuring and making them feel obligated to fill that little card up, after their nice gesture. I'd rather take a sweet comment as offered.
As to the OP - goodness! I suspect jealousy is not their issue. I've always been a little leery of the slogan "Born, not made". Sure, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, and some are naturally SUITED to becoming nurses....but born? That seems passive....but maybe it does provide a good descriptor of all the mess involved
I earned that place on the state board, darn it, and proud of all the work I put in! SO much more work to do, so many more opportunities to learn and grow.