I wanted to ask for other peoples advice. I Moved home in order to go to Nursing school.(needed assistance with childcare) I got a job in Registration (ER) at the local hospital. I started applying to Nursing schools. I am waiting for responses now. But I am concerned about the things I see in the Nursing field, and am starting to have second thoughts
so anywho, heres my issue......
All of the Nurses (RN) that i come in contact with are just plain rude.
( and I am not even referring to their utter disdain for Registraion, they hate us, all we are trying to do is get vital information from patients, and due to EMTALA, we cant do *most* this until after patients have been seen by a PA or DR)
In an ER with well over 50 Nurses, I can name two or three that are nice. Most of them are dismissive about patients and lazy. Even when there is almost no patients they still act like they cant be bothered. Some of them rush through their work with patients to get back to the Nurses station and gossip. No one ever smiles. I can understand being inpatient or even rude when the ER is busy, but.....sometimes were slow....and they are still the same. I am not the only one who feels like this, the main sorce of conversation in Registration is how nasty the nurses are. On the other hand all of the Techs and Parametics are really nice.
My question: Is it like this in all Emergency Rooms, is it just the nature of Emergency Rooms? Would things be different in a different setting? ( I want to work in Psych or L&D anyways)
I would appreciate any replies, thanks!