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
Jun 22, '09Occupation: I was just hired as a GN at the local hospital. Specialty: LTC, hospitals and correctional settings ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 57; Likes: 164Quote from flightnurse2bSome 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.people need to stop being so disgustingly shallow and ignorant.
Jun 22, '09Specialty: ICU/Critical Care ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 4,914; Likes: 7,697I don't remember the profession of nursing being a beauty contest.
Jun 22, '09Occupation: retired Specialty: CCU,ICU,ER retired ; Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 720; Likes: 687Want 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.
Jun 23, '09Joined: May '09; Posts: 431; Likes: 158Sure 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...
Jun 23, '09Occupation: LPN Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Derm/Wound Care/OP Surgery/LTC ; Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 634; Likes: 979Doesn'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!
Jul 8, '09Joined: Jul '09; Posts: 3How 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!