Why don't people realize that most nurses are just failed doctors?
Topic: Case school of nursing
May 24, 2019 / By Kalla Question:
People seem to believe the notion that nurses want us to believe....that nurses all chose to be nurses. It was their first career choice. They never wanted to be doctors, and that nursing is not below medicine.....it is just different.
I beg to differ. Yes, nursing is different, but yes, it IS a lower profession, and certainly a much less prestigious one. I'm not saying that they are scum, but they need to stop trying to make themselves sound as valuable as doctors.
In my esperience, people turn to nursing for the following reasons:
- They started off as pre-med, and became nurses because they failed some med school pre-requisites. They turned to nursing as a backup plan.
- They wanted to go into the medical field, but didn't want to put in the hard work it takes to be a doctor
- They wanted to meet a rich doctor to marry
I am about 12 years out of college. Still young, but I'm not some arrogant recent college grad talking trash either. I've never heard of anyone saying "I want to be a nurse" from the get-go.
Nope, electrical engineer.
HA! Nobody has tried to dispute my claim! That means I must be right, and in search of some sort of come back, you resort to insulting me. Except in my case, I knew I wanted to be an engineer from day 1. I worked for it, and I acheived it.
BeBold, it is obvious that you clearly did NOT understand the point of my question, probably because, like most nurses, you are a retarded piece of trash.
"I NEVER wanted to be a doctor and I am in nursing school now." Yeah, this just means that you knew you weren't capable of putting in the hard work that it takes to become a doctor.
Who spends the most time with the patient in the situations you describe? It doesn't matter, that is not the point of my question. I don't think nursing is any less noble. It is just a dumber and lower profession, it pays less money, and requires less education and intelligence.
"None of my classmates wanted to be doctors, so I'm disputing your claim." This is consistent with my claim. They SAY they prefer nursing, but what they mean is that they know they don't have what it takes to be a real doctor.
"Did you know that doctors have a high divorce rate and that enough doctors commit suicide to make
Pangolin, again, you did't focus on what I was asking
"Nursing a a totally different career than medicine is. I work with nurses who are excellent at what they do, and don't seem to have any desire to be physicians. Medicine is a very demanding career, and not everyone wants that responsibility and lifestyle."
I'm sure they are great at what they do, but it is easier than being a doctor, by your own admissions, and again by your own admissions, they are not strong enough to handle a REAL medical career.
Best Answers: Why don't people realize that most nurses are just failed doctors?
Haidee | 9 days ago
You are so wrong on so many levels.
Nursing a a totally different career than medicine is. I work with nurses who are excellent at what they do, and don't seem to have any desire to be physicians. Medicine is a very demanding career, and not everyone wants that responsibility and lifestyle.
Are there some nurses who want to be doctors? Of course. I think that you are making generalizations that don't fit most of the profession, though.
Nurses are a vital part of the health care team. I respect those that are good at what they do, and take pride in taking good care of patients along side of me and my surgical colleagues.
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Originally Answered: Urgent. Please Help! Doctors or Nurses Please Help?
Sulfa drugs are an old, old antibiotic. They're usually prescribed for urinary tract infections. What they'll do in your case is help prevent the infection from spreading. The surrounding tissues will hurt and the warm compresses are an essential part of the treatment.
It sounds as if your boil is ready to be lanced. Go back to the doctor for this - and do NOT listen to anybody else because the doctor did NOT "overdo" it. That boil is full of infectious material that has to be removed.
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Your doctor is right to be concerned and those others who say she "overdid" it are dreadfully mis-informed. A boil is a serious infection that can spread - before antibiotics were invented, they sometimes spread and killed the people who got them.
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I've had one guy in my class who thought he wanted to be a nurse but decided to be a doctor, and good for him! I NEVER wanted to be a doctor and I am in nursing school now.
It's crazy to see how ignorant people can be.
Think about it- who spends the most time when somebody is hospitalized? When somebody is about to give birth? The doctor?
Nurses are needed and always will be. If you don't respect nurses you've obviously never had a great one, and I feel sorry for you.
None of my classmates wanted to be doctors, so I'm disputing your claim.
Did you know that doctors have a high divorce rate and that enough doctors commit suicide to make up a graduating class?
AND, I wanted to be a nurse since I was in HS.
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Your eXperience in this matter is insignificant and unimportant.
As a nurse with thirty years eXperience I have never come across a nurse who started off studying medicine then dropped out and did nursing, OR who wanted to get into the medical field but did not want to put in the hard work it takes to be a doctor, OR a person who became a nurse to meet a rich doctor to marry.
I have known one nurse who finished his training and worked as a nurse for two years, then decided to polish up on his chemistry and went on to study medicine. He finished his MBBS at 32 then as a young resident asked to do nurses tasks all the time such as removing sutures and drains and doing dressings and injections. He was a pain.
Some nurses do marry doctors, whatever sex the nurse or doctor is. They understand each others line of work, so it's not surprising that they have something in common. They never see each other much.
Your pursuit of this topic shows your obsessiveness. I would quit if I were you.
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Do you have any statistical proof of your statement? Just because you haven't heard of people wanting to go into nursing does not mean they do not exist. Do you agree? If you think that a nursing profession is dumber and lower, you have learnt nothing in college and should go back to school.
You can continue to live in your bubble, but it seems like Yahoo community disagrees with you..
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There was this thing, many years ago. A doctor was boasting about his Phi Beta Kappa key. Three nurses around him had the same thing.
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How many Engineers' does it take to change a light bulb?
It takes 5;1 to turn the house, and 4 to change the bulb.
Get over yourself, lol.
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Originally Answered: How do doctors and nurses deal with this?
Up until recently patients relied on us doctors for info. Now they have other sources to, and that aspect of our work is less important. However we still have an enormous role in context and personalization and in acting as the patients advocate in ensuring that the patient gets the right treatment for there condition.
Now if this is a private consultation I would slow the thing right down and have an open discussion with the patient about what he sees as the role of the doctor. What does he want from you? Suggest you give him a detailed written sheet of your thoughts and plans and ask him to go away and read it and research it and come back with his questions about it.
The issue here is TRUST. If you are open and honest then it may be trust can grow and he will rely less on his iPhone and blog buddies and more on the professional.