What changes have you seen in nursing?

by jnurse2012 jnurse2012 (New) New

Hi! I'm currently in nursing school and need to know (for a current assignment)

how nursing has changed over the years. If you have been a nurse for at least 20

years, please share the most signifcant changes you have seen in the field since

you started nursing. Thank you!

:grpwlcm: Might want to post your question elsewhere on the site for responses.

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

The responsibilities and nurse to patient ratio have stayed the same.

Electronic documentation(and the huge chunk of time to do it) is the biggest change I've seen. Also carrying a cell phone... instant gratification for patients, doctors and other departments.... big pain in the azz for nurses.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Wound care treatments, even noticed in some cases we go the whole circle and end up doing things we did 20 years ago