ZootRN

ZootRN

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  1. Grades don't matter!

    My point was if doctors are considered good enough to practice without grades as a final proof of their abilities, why is it so important for nurses? I graduated with high honors myself, and I have a lot of respect for all my educated and hard workin...
  2. Grades don't matter!

    Umm, hope I don't insult anyone, but medical school does not have grades at all, as far as I know. They operate on pass/fail basis. Why nurses have to compete with each other? Grades do matter in school. Once you passed NCLEX, they don't. Just my 2c.
  3. Transition from serving to nursing, is it easier?

    I don't know would it help or not, because "waitressing" part of nursing basically drove me away from bedside. Give me ventilated and sedated patient, unstable and on drips, and I'll be happy. As soon as they are able to push their call button (see "...
  4. I remember that story, it was all over magazines when it all happened. Baby died of SIDS, was found in his crib without pulse and not breathing. Apparently, nurse just "saw" doctor doing it from another room, and court did not believe her. This pedia...
  5. is this nursing to you?

    Once a nurse is always a nurse, and what you do IS nursing. Don't feel guilty not providing direct care, nursing is not all about bedside. Many people at bedside would consider yourself very lucky.
  6. Curious...using the title "Doctor" for a DNP...

    LOL Mine are MA, for Master of Arts. People would give no respect to it either, thinking I am medical assistant of some kind.
  7. You know you have a great job when.....

    8K on your paystub? what are you, making $100 an hour?:)
  8. Curious...using the title "Doctor" for a DNP...

    When I was in school, my statistics instructor and my comp I instructor, and many others were called "Dr's" because that what they were, holding doctorate degrees. If I will ever get my doctorate, I'll call myself a doctor, as any other person with s...
  9. No weekend nsg jobs- any ideas?

    PACU in outpt surgery. That's what I do. Days only, no weekends, no calls, and pay is great, better then when I was a critical care nurse at bedside.
  10. You know you have a great job when.....

    I hope I won't break the spell, but my job is the best. I work in outpatient surgery recovery room. Patients are generally healthy. I have no families to deal with, and basically no doctors (unless I need them to be there). I have one patient at the ...
  11. Controversial Job Offer

    Future employers should not be too worried about your personal beliefs. If you are competent nurse and treat your patients with respect then you should be given the same opportunity as any other nurse. I took care of many patients whose life choices ...
  12. Sex Discrimination or not?

    I remember having an elderly male pt who was furious that female nurse (me) will be inserting his Foley catheter. He said he wants a male nurse. Well, nurses, males included, do not grow on trees, there was no male nurse on duty and administration wi...
  13. Acused of no compassion

    In order for you to improve, they have to provide constructive criticism with specific examples. I tend to agree that such vague statements are nothing but picking on you. I was told once by manager that I am not liked by the "group" (read - the cliq...
  14. Advice on switching units

    Apply for the position, go for interview with another unit manager and if you will get a job offer, then notify your current manager, because if you won't be offered a new position, staying in your current position may become awkward. Good luck!
  15. Nurses...Miserable?

    okay, this is becoming redundant. the same things are being said over and over. after this statement, i'm finished with this thread. i've got the answers that i needed from this board, and that's not to become a nurse. i'm free and i have enough comm...