Too UGLY for Nursing? - page 5

I listened to a testimonial in church whereby a relative of a patient told a nurse, "Sorry, you're too ugly to care for my grandmother." Another relative retorted, "I'm sorry, but you are too ugly... Read More

  1. by   WYDiceDancer
    Quote from flightnurse2b
    people need to stop being so disgustingly shallow and ignorant.
    Some of the most shallow folks on this planet are the ones you find in a "church". Go ahead, flame away, but my experiences have been they shake your hand in the sanctuary and flip you off in the parking lot. I hope you will look into calling adult protective services, as these folks may have more "reasons" to scare off caregivers than meets the eye.
  2. by   RN1982
    I don't remember the profession of nursing being a beauty contest.
  3. by   Dalzac
    Want to hear an old old story? a hundred years ago parents of "ugly" daughters or uncomely as they were called, were sent to nursing schools so they could support themselves. And here is the real kicker.... reformed hookers and whores, so to speak, also became nurses to redeem themselves. The times have really changed in the last couple of hundred years So apparently these "Church Folk" are still stuck in the really reaklly dark ages! How sad to be so antiquated.
  4. by   beachbutterfly
    Sure people treat you nicer when you have so called charisma but too ugly for nursing?! I never heard of such a thing....rather maybe too dirty for nursing but not to ugly for it...
  5. by   Cherybaby
    Doesn't matter what others think of you, so long as you do your job and do it well.

    My husband thinks I am a "hot nurse". That's what counts!
  6. by   Brother-of-Nurse
    How is everyone? I am brand new to the site....I actually found it due to research. My brother works as a nursing tech and he and I seem to have a different opinion than someone we know that shares a similar ignorant statement that the church-goer said. Basically his theory is that looking good will help his friend get a nursing job. Now his definition of looking good is the fact that she is cute. My brother (working in the hospital) disagreed not seeing how it can help due to the work environment and what it demands.

    I want to ask nurses of all types, all experiences, and especially nurse recruiters since they have Human resources experience.

    I want to know if this kid's statement has validity. I need actual statements to show him, especially from the recruiters so I can shiow him he is either wrong or ignorant with his statement. Please help!