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Posted: 3/29/2006 8:51:01 AM EDT
I am an RN. Was an LPN for 10 years. I now work at a hospital and teach Nurses.

I find the following issues.

Bitches that constantly stirr shit up and have non stop attitudes toward males no matter how nice you are to keep the peace.

Short staffing.

Being pulled to units you have not been oriented on.

Aides getting more respect than we do.
They can say no and have an attitude when we can never say no.

Aides receiving poor training.

Other than that I an constantly entertained with crazy staff and patients. I get to see naked women all day but the draw back is that they are 90 year old malnourished women. YUK!!


Bob RN
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:55:13 AM EDT
Checking in....then checking out. Worked last night.

I'll posts some pearls later.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:57:05 AM EDT
I wanna hear some stuff!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:58:04 AM EDT
Perfect timing, I'm actually finishing my application to nursing school as you read this!

So, what do you guys think of the associate vs. BSN degrees?

EPOCH (future murse)
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:02:28 AM EDT
As a doc, I love working with male nurses.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:08:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:
Perfect timing, I'm actually finishing my application to nursing school as you read this!

So, what do you guys think of the associate vs. BSN degrees?

EPOCH (future murse)



Ok, one post before passing out.

I went and got my ADN. I already had a college degree, so all I wanted from school was a license. It was ALOT quicker and cheaper.

My wife has her BSN, and plans to get a practitioner license. If you wanna continue on for a Masters, get your BSN right out of the gate. I don't think I could talk myself in to going back to school again.


Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:44:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 6:47:23 PM EDT by ecgRN]
I guess the "Gaylord Faulkers" are few and far between here huh?

Here's a few:

I was orienting a new grad RN to the unit, and showed her where the sternostomy tray was kept. "You'll probally never see that used here".......less than ten minutes later, the surgeon was screaming for the tray, and the new grad got a front row seat for a chest cracking. She never came back.

I LOVE to push Adenosine with orientees. "Watch the monitor for me will ya? Let me know if anything squirely happens....."

At least once a week I have a patient cut a phone call short when I walk into a room..."I gotta go, the Doctors here to see me...." I really need to talk to the payroll people.....they owe me some coin!

I totally dig my job.
EPOCH, get in on as much as you can during clinicals in school. There are SOOOO many areas to choose from. I did my community health rotation at the Budweiser brewery. Free beer and an education.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:37:54 AM EDT
I work w/ several excellent male nurses - I'd have to say that based on percentages,the male nurses are generally better overall than the female nurses (not to bash, but we have about 8-10 male nurses scattered throughout the departments I deal with, and 5-6x that number of female nurses). I've had very few problems w/ any of the nurses I work with, but the guys just seem to have better attitude & tend to be more focused. There are a number of female nurses that make me wonder about how they ever got into, much less out of, nursing school (and a couple have gone on to become Nurse Practitioners - scary.).
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:46:21 AM EDT
A little off topic, but when I had my last surgery, the best care I recieved was from a male nurse. The female nurses on the floor, bar none, were horrible to me.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:09:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ginger:
A little off topic, but when I had my last surgery, the best care I recieved was from a male nurse. The female nurses on the floor, bar none, were horrible to me.




I hear that everday at work. I am proctering the Hesi exam as I type. Only one failure so far.


Bob
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:11:43 AM EDT
Gaylords are either the best nurses you will EVER find or can be total asses.

Some have issues with taking orders and other social problems.

But again some of the best nurses I have ever seen have been guys.

But I guess that applies to everything.

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