February 27, 2008 7:52pm CST
hi. i'm a graduating nursing student here in the phil hoping to seek employment in the U.S. though the demand for nurses are overwhelmingly huge and the competition is neck to neck. i'm just a bit annoyed because i know for a fact the i'm in this profession because i know its my calling (the pay is justa bonus/reward).. and i see this people (some i know of) who are just in it for the heck of it.. just coz their parents wanted it, or for the money. they end up not taking care of the patient's really well or just being so-so in the hospital. such a disgrace.. they don't really have the heart and the intentions to help the patient or take care of the patient well.. would you want to be admitted in a hospital and know that the nurse attending you is lazy and talks behind your back about how toxic a patient you are?! It's such a disgrace what this demand on employment have done on this profession.. Pls do react.. What do you think could be done?
28 Feb 08
precisely, it follows. attitudes should be changed or else the kind of health care people will be receiving will not be worth what they're paying. And health care is costly, so its just right that people get their money's worth and that includes competent, dedicated and caring nurses from wherever part of the world.
29 Feb 08
thank you very much... im a graduating student this april and i still have to take the local board exam here in my country this June and the NCLEX (for me to be able to practice in the US)by end of this year too.. it would be nice to find a hospital there in the US that accepts entry level nurses. i would very much appreciate the help. thank you for the complement. is that your son with you in the picture? he's so adorable.
• United States
17 Mar 08
my mom has been a nurse for over 25 years and im in the medical field myself now.. i think you going to be in for big shock.. laziness exist everywhere, and almost everyone can be found guilty of it at some point in some way. talking behind back and all ... gossip is human nature, and sometimes valueable info is passed on that could help you in future, or could help you deal with the everyday stress. i recommend reading a book call HOUSE OF GOD by Samual Shem. Its a parady that sadly many eliments can be referanced.
• United States
16 Mar 08
I live in Ohio in USA. I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years. I work in on a large medical surgical floor at a busy inner city teaching hospital. I am fortunate that we have mostly wonderful, caring and educated nurses. I think the type of nurse that you are speaking of is everywhere, and I also think that the profession eats them alive and they end up not staying in it. Patients deserve better!