Top 10 things nurses have GOT to stop doing at work


7. Stop being rude.
One would think this would be an automatic, but apparently, like table manners, regular manners have also flown out the window. What ever happened to “May I help you?” instead of “Dud, you need something?” Being polite leaves a much more profound impression on your patients and their family members. And when a patient is satisfied with being treated with respect, it makes you as well as your facility look good.

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Rachael Rainer
Rachael Rainer is a thirty-something LPN in Mississippi working the night shift. You can find more of her writing on her blog: and get her Twitter feed at

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