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What are some factors that influence nursing practice?

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BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

Good luck in your nursing career. Me thinks you will need it...

And I suggest that you don't tell me what to do. The people on the boards were having an attitude with me trying to tell me how to do my assignment. I am going to do my assignment just as my teacher told me to do because I want to make a good grade on it. So the fact that y'all are going to tell me otherwise is stupid.

For the few people that actually did tell me something I appreciate it and I appreciate you using the board as it is intended to be used. Luckily I used a different online resource and got the answers I needed to for my post. Thanks anyways.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

I actually was told I could ask online. I am not sure why you think you know what my assignments are anyways. I would honestly hate to have you for a nurse because you lack the major characteristics of what I have learned a nurse needs.

Oh, honey. We hear this one a hundred times a week. One of the major characteristics a nurse needs is self-initiative. We would all hate to have a nurse (or work with one) who needed to be spoon-fed. If you had given us a little more to go on, we might have been able to steer you in the right direction. But we're not doing your homework for you.

Yes, it will take a bit more effort to interview a nurse in person. But as a previous poster said, at least you'll know for sure you're actually talking to a nurse. Asking online might be allowed, but it doesn't require much effort and the results will be much less reliable.

Do you know any nurses IRL? If so I hope you have set up some times to speak with them.

One thing you should know about these "mean not -what -a-nurse -should -be nurses" is that many of them are BUSY. Trust me, they don't mind helping with an assignment, if you treat them nicely and don't get snappy. They asked what some of your opinions were because they wanted to know what they could add on or maybe give a different view point. They will help with things you don't understand, but they won't give you an answer. They guide you to it, but you need to be willing to be guided.

Good luck.

CelticGoddess, BSN, RN

Specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice. Has 6 years experience.

Okay thanks. I will just go to the hospital to interview nurses because apparently asking via the internet just gets me smart remarks.

Which is probably what your instructors wanted you to do in the first place.

windsurfer8, BSN, RN

Specializes in Prior military RN/current ICU RN.. Has 14 years experience.

If you use "data" from this web page then your paper is absolutely worthless. You have NO IDEA if the people asnwersing are nurses. Also..what criteria are you using? Are you looking at nurses who are brand new or 30 year vets? Are you looking at psych nurses vs. ICU vs, Home Health? Are you asking dialysis RNs? You may get totally different asnwers from a rural clinic nurse as opposed to a metropoliton ER nurse. THINK.

And I suggest that you don't tell me what to do. The people on the boards were having an attitude with me trying to tell me how to do my assignment. I am going to do my assignment just as my teacher told me to do because I want to make a good grade on it. So the fact that y'all are going to tell me otherwise is stupid.

For the few people that actually did tell me something I appreciate it and I appreciate you using the board as it is intended to be used. Luckily I used a different online resource and got the answers I needed to for my post. Thanks anyways.

Ouch. Something tells me this student may have a bumpy road ahead, what with all those instructors, nurses, aides, etc all telling him/her what to do for years. :(

Just curious about the statement "using this board as it is intended to be used." I thought the intention of this forum was to provide nursing student assistance, and OP---that's what you got, albeit not in the form you expected to receive it. You got good advice about seeking out live nurses, and why it would be beneficial (versus using an anonymous online forum with no ability for credential verification of any kind). Instead of saying "thank you", you chose to come out swinging with "I wouldn't want any of you to be my nurse"; reads more like a temper tantrum than a reasonable response to the situation. You may be "learning what a nurse needs to be", but there are those here who already ARE and could help YOU to become what a nurse needs to be, if you'd just listen instead of being snappy.

Just my humble opinion, but you appear to be biting the hand that feeds you....and that's not a good idea when there's SO MUCH good information available to those who don't insult the ones they are asking ;)