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What's wrong with being a nurse?

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by Orenda Orenda (Member) Member

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When I first graduated from high school, everyone ask what I want to be? and my answer was "to be a nurse". They laughed at my answer and...... I don't care. Now I got my licensed to be a nurse, my co-workers laugh at me when I made a mistake. They think I shouldn't be a nurse. What's wrong with me here? Other than I am small and petite, I got the same education as them. I am new and they are not but they don't have to be so rude on me. We are nurses too, and we are in this profession to be a "caring person". :angryfire Tell me here.....

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I too am small and petite. It's like they want to belittle all that you have left. Stay positive and for every rude look or coment they make, think of it as a reflection of the real them. If you make a mistake, stop and think-how could I have avoided this? Don't panic, and don't let others determine the happiness of your career. Nurses can be brutal, demeaning, and jelous...Just like any other job with women dominant. Just be you, good luck!

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MrsMommaRN has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedics.

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how awful is that. what a bunch of jerks!! just let it go. you are better than that. hugs to you. being a nurse is about compassion, veracity, and advocation. its a wonderful thing. shame on your coworkers:angryfire

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My biggest fear is having to deal with rude and know it all nurses. People make mistakes and I am sure they did also. I don't want to go through that but there is a small voice that tells me that anything can happen. Just pray and show them you are a great nurse.

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casi has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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I found that a lot of my high school peers were horrified at my decision to become a nurse because they are simply immature. The things that a nurse works with are frightening to many people and takes a certian level of maturity to get done. Most fresh out of high school students don't have the maturity it takes to become a nurse.

In conclusion... your old friends need to grow up and your co-workers are just out of line.

Hang in there and be proud of what you have accomplished.

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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I too am small and petite. It's like they want to belittle all that you have left. Stay positive and for every rude look or coment they make, think of it as a reflection of the real them. If you make a mistake, stop and think-how could I have avoided this? Don't panic, and don't let others determine the happiness of your career. Nurses can be brutal, demeaning, and jelous...Just like any other job with women dominant. Just be you, good luck!

I think a lot of nurses belong on the Jerry Springer Show.

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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In high school, folks have not had the reality check in life. Status is everything too, and nursing does not have as much status or glamor as some less realistic aspirations. The high schoolers can be forgiven.

Your fellow nurses, however are not treating you well. Ignore them as long as they are not getting overtly disrespectful. Time will clear your vision and you will be able to judge if they are hazing you, if you are reading too much into it, or if the nurses are not as bad as you thought.

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GadgetRN71 has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Operating Room.

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I think a lot of nurses belong on the Jerry Springer Show.

:lol2: OMG..too true!

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I sure don't understand this "nurses eat their young" mentality. It makes you wonder why some people ever went into this profession in the first place! I'll be starting the RN program this fall, but I've been in a female-dominated profession before, so I'm prepared. I just want to know, why do they have to be that way? We nurses should stick together and support each other.

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When it comes to medicine it's a tendency to point fingers to divert attention away from one's own shortcomings. That's what got me fired recently....out of several people who messed up on a pt, I was the only one who stepped forward asap and said "I screwed up." The others all said "Tazzi did ---" or "Tazzi didn't do ---".

Back to the original post: when there's a newbie to blame for things and to spotlight for her mistakes, then one's own mistakes are not observed.

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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When it comes to medicine it's a tendency to point fingers to divert attention away from one's own shortcomings. That's what got me fired recently....out of several people who messed up on a pt, I was the only one who stepped forward asap and said "I screwed up." The others all said "Tazzi did ---" or "Tazzi didn't do ---".

I just can't stand people who are never wrong, but it's like the prisons-they are loaded and full of innocent people. And it's so obvious when the finger pointing and backtracking starts that people are so desperate to save their own butts. I say, better to just own up to it. If I do something wrong I'll put my head down and shuffle around a bit but I won't try to blame others. To me, that is one of the worst character flaws a person can have.

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I too am small and petite. It's like they want to belittle all that you have left. Stay positive and for every rude look or coment they make, think of it as a reflection of the real them. If you make a mistake, stop and think-how could I have avoided this? Don't panic, and don't let others determine the happiness of your career. Nurses can be brutal, demeaning, and jelous...Just like any other job with women dominant. Just be you, good luck!

One of the best nurses I know is 4'10''. Of course it helps that she has a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

David Carpenter, PA-C

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