Nurses: Let’s Talk About Your Dreams

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Nurses put up with an awful lot to get the job done for their patients each day.

But I don’t want to talk about that. Not today, anyway.

Nurses out there, help me out: what do you want?

What one thing would make you a blissfully satisfied nurse?

Forget about possible, reasonable, or plausible. It’s fantasy time!

What do you WANT?

Tell me about your dreams, nurses: I want to know!

 

12 comments

  1. My dream would be for all nurses, including myself, to be dual trained. Trained in both general and psychiatric. You cannot treat one without considering the other. Too many nurses fail to realise this. As a psych nurse, I would love to have general training too, to be more knowledgeable and provide actual holistic care.
    I would also love to have some kind of support where I could moan and rant about my patients to someone who understands, so I don’t come off as cold and uncaring. I would also love the support to talk about how I feel when I’m really overwhelmed with my work.
    I could think of plenty more dreams to be honest!!

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    1. I’m working at your latter want as we speak. I hope to provide a safe online venue for nurses to vent, support each other, problem solve, whatever. As it turns out, I went to school to achieve exactly your holistic goal. I’m trained as a geriatric NP, and I work in psych. It’s a great combination, as symptoms can seem medical or psych, yet the cause not what you might expect. A puzzle!

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  2. I’m not a nurse, but I hear from my sister who has been a nurse for over 25 years, and my daughter who is a (3 year) Nurse Practioner. To be treated with Respect by doctors as well as patients and their families would be a big thing…. Not to have to try to juggle and impossible overload of patients and the accompaning paperwork would be another. Having Dreams and Goals is wonderful, but if they are trampled day in and day out, too many good nurses get burned out and end up leaving or moving into a different type of career where they can use their nursing skills but not have all the pressures and time constraints put on so many nurses today. (Just my opinion) 😀

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    1. I think you have the word “treatment” backwards. It’s the nurses who treat the patients, not the other way around.

      I went into a hospital once with a paralyzed hand, and the nurses made fun of me say it was “hand pain”. No, it was complete hand immobility, you insensitive women!!!

      It turned out it was a damaged nerve that took 4 months to heal, but it scared me because I thought I might have had a stroke or something, but these cold women didn’t care about me at all. So, no, I don’t care about nurses.

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      1. Sorry to hear about your experience, but I’m glad you spoke out. Poor care and attitude aggravates me like nothing else at work. Some nurses are above average, but there are others, of course, and we all respond differently to the pressures of the profession. Thanks for your story – Greg

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      2. Well, it’s true that the bad ones are mixed in with the good ones… and I’ll admit I’ve run into some who were apparently there just to collect a paycheck, when I’ve had to take my mom to hospital over the last 3 years. I don’t know about where you are, but in the last 2-3 years the entire hospital system has been changed here to meet the new governmental requirements. The primary care physicians can’t or don’t go to the hospitals anymore, so you have a different “Hospitalist” or “PA” every 2 to 3 days. It’s complete bedlam… but that’s just my opinion. There is no way they could know the patient’s history etc. with this new system. Sorry you had such insensitive nurses, but I’m glad your damaged nerve healed. My mom has had several strokes over the last 2+ years and it scares me to death. Last time we went to the ER, I overheard one of them say, “that’s the daughter”…. guess I have a bad reputation there… LOL

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      3. I got a suffient reputation, it seems from the results, as a family member at a local hosptial ER, that I’ve gotten VIP perks ever since. Never asked for them, just pointed out how they had erred and been irresponsibly lazy. I guess they agreed! The last time I was there a patient, I got reasigned to a unit where the pro athletes go. Truth and assertiveness have their perks!

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  3. I would love to go to an under-served country and be the “village nurse.” Not only could I help the people who live there, but I could also learn from the indigenous healers.

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  4. First, One patient at a time to concentrate on and serve all their needs: inpatient, discharge, education to prevent readmission, family needs. Sort of
    Ike a health coach. And the list goes on… work 8 hr days , no understaffing or overtime. Paid training. Lunch breaks and breaks according to labor laws. Support from everyone above. Sabbaticals to alleviate burnout. Respectful environment.

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