Nursing, like any other profession has its frustrations. So we asked some of our Facebook audience to tell us some of the most frustrating things about being a nurse. Here’s what they said:
My hands are dry constantly, from continuously sanitizing them.
I get frustrated with people who think I was not smart enough to become a doctor, so I became a nurse instead. I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember.
Patients that think you are their waitress. Yes, Ms. (pain in the ass) let me stop doing CPR so I can get you your 4th cup of coffee.
It’s frustrating to constantly be asked to diagnose other people’s problems on your day off, or when talking to friends and family.
I wish physicians would give us more respect and treat us better. How quickly residents forget how helpful and knowledgeable nurses are.
It’s annoying that people think nurses make so much money, when in reality we don’t make enough to deal with understaffed crazy world we have to put up with.
Rude families that don’t appreciate everything we do.
Patients and family members that think they know more than you because the googled something online.
Other nurses that abuse their break time and expect you to pick up the slack
Doctors that drop chart on the floor and expect you to pick them up.
What other frustrating things are there about being a nurse? Comment below!