This whole thing just baffles me.
1. A majority of nurses are not lazy. We have too much to juggle to be lazy.
2. Our only job is not to pass meds, we are responsible for everything that goes on with our patients.
3. How come its always the nurses that have to answer the call light. CNAs, volunteers, housekeeping, social work, administration.. You don't need to be a nurse to go in a patients room and say, "What can I help you with Mr Jones?". And the lady who was ****** because it took 5 mins for her call light to be answered.. well .. I cannot duplicate myself.
4. When I am staring at the computer I am entering orders, orders that are medications, medications that are chemicals that can change the way the body functions and if I make an error... the patient can be harmed.
5. My cell phone stays in my purse and I do not sit at the nurses station and talk. I have too much to do.
6. It takes 5 minutes to check on my patients. Average. To a lay person that sounds quick. To a nurse those 5 minutes are valuable and needed. So if I check on my patients every 15 minutes.. that would take 15 minutes per hour.. I work an 8 hr shift. 2 hours spent checking on patients. I don't have 2 hours to do that. I check on my residents when I first come in. and I'm on the floor most of the night. Its not like I go hide in the closet.
I'm going to escalate my vent here. Most of the public sucks. They really do. I worked retail for 3 years before nursing. I had some very nice customers but a percentage of them really needed to be smacked in the head. I had things thrown at me, cursed at, yelled at, all kinds of attitudes, assumptions, etc. And we were expected by a corporate hog to bow down to these types of customers. I couldn't do that(I'm surprised I made it to 3 years and I wasn't even fired so I must have been doing something right).
There are some adults who need to go back to pre-school.
And how would these losers like it if we criticized their jobs and called them lazy?