Rude nursing comments - page 6

After reading the post about whether spouses were in the medical field, it reminded me of a comment that my husband made to me that to this day he regrets. (It was over 5 years ago.) I had been an... Read More

  1. by   RN~in~CT
    Hmmm, this isn't really a rude nursing comment, but rather a descrpition of how rudely a resident treated me...

    While working one evening in a large inner city teaching hospital, I paged the on-call surgical resident. He phones back and blasts me .... telling me that he switched call, and how stupid was I to not know. :angryfire Like it was MY fault he failed to change the actual SCHEDULE ~ ugh!

    He hangs up on me...then calls me back to rant and rave some more.

    I interrupt him and say...rather loudly so he got my point...

    MD DOESNT MEAN "MADE DIVINE" ~ TELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO CARES!! I then nicely hung up the phone

    That doc respected me from that moment on!!

  2. by   Streamlined
    Two decades later and I'm still steaming about a comment that a doctor made to me, thinking he was paying me a compliment. I was green and still soft hearted. The "team" (what a crock!) had just finished rounding. I used to participate in rounds because , well, you know, you learn things and I had the chance to ask questions,etc. This attending stopped me afterwards and said, in front of some interns and residents as I recall, "You're so bright, why didn't you go to medical school instead of being just a nurse?" To this day, I'm not sure what I should have said, what I did say, what I would say if the same remark was to be made to me after 23 years of nursing. Can you just imagine if I was to say to a new doctor, "You're so kind and compassionate. Why didn't you become a nurse instead of being just a doctor?"
  3. by   P_RN
    Just for the record. In SC in the past, senior high school students in a vocational track could take practical nurse training and graduated high school and nursing school at the same time. This is no longer the case, but someone could very well say their daughter took her nursing in high school.
  4. by   KLS
    It never ceases to amaze me that the ones who "don't get it" aren't in the health feild,and yet, think they know it alllll..
    recent comment to a co-worker by a visitor...
    you're over here "writing" when my friend needs some H2O.
    never put the call light on , never asked, just "assumed" she was doing puzzles I guess errr