Thank You Nurses

by jcam25 (New) New

Thank you, and I really mean it thank you.

I wanted to take the time to say a genuine thank you. I am a 3rd year resident about to set foot on the real world in about 6 months. I will be an "Attending" and full fledged doctor come july 1st of this year. It is much more scary than coming in July 1st of my intern year. Some of my colleges came in as an intern "knowing everything" and thats great but I was not one of them.

Residency is scary, hard work and a lot of sleepless nights. I spent months in a completely different environment than I was used to. Thank you for guiding me through this. Thank you for tapping me on the shoulder and telling me "how things normally work". Thank you for grabbing me before rounds and telling me what the attending expected and making me look good. Also thank you for not changing every single drip just before rounds. As a guest on many off service rotations I learned more from the nurses than I did from my attending and I thank you for this.

Also thank you for respecting my time. On my trauma rotation I was awoken at 6:45 am by the charge nurse. He had a list of things I needed to sign off on. Simple things that I could have been awaken for but really didn't need to be. He took it upon himself to compile a list of orders that didn't need my immediate attention so I could grab a few hours of sleep.

Overall I have learned more from the RN's during residency than I have from my attendings and I thank you for this. I wish you all luck in the future and thank you for all you do.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Thank you, and I really mean it thank you.
Thank you for the expression of gratitude and thankfulness. Some things in life are invaluable, such as having an attitude of gratitude.

Thank you for the expression of gratitude and thankfulness. Some things in life are invaluable, such as having an attitude of gratitude.

That's so nice of this person to come on here and thank nurses! This is the type of doctors and healthcare professionals I would love to work with in the future!

I believe healthcare should be a group and team effort.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 13 years experience. 2,380 Posts

Thank you for listening! Many nurses are more than willing to help the docs if they listen. There should always be a mutual respect and we always need each other.

NurseSpeedy, ADN, LPN, RN

Has 20 years experience. 1,597 Posts

You're welcome:)

And thank you for not being the 'All knowing' intern/resident...I would rather have someone cautious ask questions than someone arrogant bark out scary orders (I have only had one really bad one, but I will never forget the outcome). My PCP shared with me that he learned a lot from the nurses when he was an intern/resident. Now he's training the next generation and still has respect for everyone he works with today. We love doctors like that.

dream'n, BSN, RN

Specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych. Has 29 years experience. 1,149 Posts

Almost all nurses really like the Dr./Residents we work with. We also get very protective of them. I've seen a few Dr/Residents really think the nurses are out to get them. Honestly the only time a nurse dislikes a Dr is if he has been an a** to her/him first and repeatedly.