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“The one thing I’d change in nursing…”

As lively and rewarding as nursing can be, it’s safe to say that any nurse would jump at the opportunity to change, or even eliminate, one or two aspects of the job.

In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, Katie calls upon her own experiences to pinpoint the one nursing reality she could really do without.

Check out the video below to discover what that “one thing” is, and share your own hopes for the future of nursing in the comments! 

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3 Responses to “The one thing I’d change in nursing…”

  1. DKScrubTech

    Hi Katie! Was so relieved to hear I’m not alone on these feelings! I’ve been saying to the nurses and other staff members recently, that we are in a profession that we love to “help others” because we Care about people. Yet there are soo many, that don’t care about each other! They say things like, “You need to let things roll off you back”, or hearing how people talk about each other. One big dysfunctional family! I was raised to treat people the way you want to be treated!
    Sometimes, I feel we could use a big dose of Tony Roberts to give a talk and some positive thinking for all to digest! A lot comes from management as well, You get more with Honey than vinegar, as they say! Thanks for the video on this! <3

  2. mbcaseyrn

    24 years ago I started in a PICU with 6 other new grads, I was the only one who lasted one year ine that PICU. The nurse ate us alive.
    I actually LOVED working with the kids and their families, however, the nurses caused so much heartache. I could have made an excellent PICU nurse, but was never nurtured in that role.
    I cried almost every day because I either had to go to work and face co-workers, or I was coming home after facing co-workers.
    I have to say my take home from that whole experience, be kind, we all start someplace. Cliques may have been popular in High School, but it’s time to put those big girl (or boy) panties on, and treat your co-workers, with all the “Disney-like” training you have been given to treat patients and visitors.

  3. Gaia

    Ive been a nurse for 29 years. The bullying is actually a little less now. What is worse is the complete lack of empathy, sympathy, and understanding of the role of the staff nurse by nursing leaders. The push to meet “metrics” sometimes sacrifices the staff nurse sensibilities. For profit healthcare systems, reimbursement based on patient satisfaction, and for profit insurance companies all get in the way of providing necessary care. This makes staff frustrated and angry. They may take it out on other staff. A sad state

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