wow, some of the rude nurses are on this web site

  1. I am a recent grad about two years ago, I always find time to help the nursing students, you know why, because I want them to come work on our unit and help our staff, and our shortage. I remember at graduation time, a floor who was nice to our nursing students received 9 new orientee's who took the crap shifts and weekends. Another floor who was rude to the students got none. Today's students are tommorows help and solution to our crisis. I am very disappointed by some of the responses, how quickly people forget. There is no excuse for anyone to be rude to others, PERIOD! I hate to tell you this but it doesn't end at being a nursing student. The only attitude you have control over is your own, when you finish tell yourself I won't be one of those nurses. And pray to God to help you, because it is rough and overwhelming

    This wasn't meant to be a new thread, I was trying to continue from a previous one, to anyone who is offended I apologize, I am new at this and was just venting:imbar
    Last edit by cometothecradle on Aug 6, '03
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  3. by   SteelTownRN
    So true. I always tell my students that they should never forget what it is like to be a nursing student, and to remember that feeling throughout their careers.
  4. by   ainz
    Good post, agree!!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    A sprinkling of the Golden Rule would help..

    but it comes from "both sides" or it does not work.
  6. by   traumaRUs
    I agree 100%. I work in a level one trauma center and in the last few years we have hired new grads. This isn't the best place to work, for new grads, because so much of it is very independent and its very fast paced. However, if we don't support our new grads they will leave and we are left in the hole again. All of us must remember to mentor these new nurses.
  7. by   Nurse Ratched
    If you have specific conerns about particular posts, please bring them to the attention of mods or admins. I thought you got a number a useful reponses to your last thread.

    Please be aware that this BB is available for public view, and when you post questions, while it is reasonable to expect courtesy, it is not reasonable to expect that everyone will agree with you.

    I will also note that rudeness can be construed from posting an inflammatory message generalizing about members of a site.
  8. by   MomNRN
    I would really like to beg your pardon. I was one who posted to the thread I assume you are referring to.

    I also voiced my OPINION regarding what I disliked about some students, because that is what the poster had asked for!

    Nowhere in my post or those I read from others, did we say we were rude or advocated being rude to students! How presumptious of you to step into my shoes!

    If you were the initial poster (I refuse to look because I really don't care), watch what you ask for. If you do not want honest opinions, don't ask the question!
  9. by   KayNICUchsd
    cometothecradle.... I am with you. I, too, have gotten very discouraged over the past few days of what I have been reading on this site. I'm not sure whether it's because I have had alot of free time and have been reading alot, or is it because I'm reading threads I wouldn't have read before. As a new grad entering the field next week, I have come here to hear the opinions of nurses (of all types). I value opinions and look up to those who have followed the same career path and have entered a field that I will commit myself to for a lifetime. I dont look at nursing as a "job", I look at it as a "passion". My classmate that spoke at my pinning ceremony referred to nursing as having a "gift", not something you open up at christmastime, but something that I will take with me for a lifetime; a lifetime full of compassion and helping those in need.

    I have vowed all through clinical that I will treat my future students and new grads with so much respect. Granted the patient comes first. But, a simple, "ok, just watch us all now, and I'll explain it to you later" is a good way to make us feel that you care! Which I thought was what this profession was all about... I hope I don't have it all wrong....
  10. by   2muchfun
    Judging from the title of the thread, may I suggest you take a long hard look in the mirror? Then see who the finger is pointing at. Care to discuss stereotyping? Judging others? Pot calling the kettal black?
  11. by   Tink RN
    I think people are easily misunderstood here. Obviously we all share the commonality of having an interest in what others think ... otherwise we wouldn't be on this site to begin with. I'm not offended by the title of your thread. I have no reason to think you are referring to me. :chuckle
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    1) It can go both ways

    2) There are some rude ones, but there are rude people in the entire world. There are some nice nurses and nice people in the world.

    3) Some people who are giving honest opinions come across as rude, if it truly offends, there is an ignore feature on here. I've been here for 2 months and already have a list going. It makes for a better board experience. I'm not ignoring people that disagree, I ignore those that can't argue, debate, or give an opinion at the adult level.

    Moving on
  13. by   redshiloh
    I agree ex-husband always told me 'you're not as funny as you think you are' He's wrong of course, but I do get misunderstood a lot.
    Just remember it takes all kinds of people to make a world.
  14. by   Teshiee
    I totally agree. You think some of those "rude" nurses had RN tatooted on their rear when like all of us were students and somewhat still are because we are always learning. I really appreciate new grads because it gives me time to reflect on my days and the seasoned ones we learn a great deal from. In the end it all balances out. :-)