If you had to pick one thing that you thought was a major problem in nursing what would it be and what would you do about it?
Jan 4, '05
Quote from Karen
I hear a lot of "no respect" My opinion on nursing's biggest problem is we don't respect ourselves and demand respect from others. People don't know what nurses do? Nurses need to tell them. Don't like what is in the media? Write letters, give interviews. No body is going to do it for us, we have to do it ourselves. Once you take responsibility (as in it is my responsibility to make nursing better) the feelings of powerlessness start to dissipate.
After being in nursing 20 years including teaching for 12 I still nurses being mean to students and new nurses. That's really sad. Take a minute during your next shift to say something kind to a nurse or give them a hand. Explain everything you are doing to patients and families so they have a better understanding.
I want to finish my clinicals with you!!!
Last edit by BEANURSE on Jan 4, '05