“Several things………
1. We do a crazy amount of continuing education…….our education doesn’t stop after nsg school
2. The dr is not gonna be at your bedside for more than 10 min per day………if he shows up when you have a change in condition it’s because A NURSE called him (or her)
3. You’re not getting turned and taught splinting and how to use your spirometer postop because of a dr order…….that’s your care plan initiated by your nurse
4. Most drs and nurses get along well and view each other as colleagues……..I’ve had drs ask my opinion regarding pt care
5. Sometimes we know more than dr…….a dr may be able to explain how IABP and CRRT work but they don’t have a clue how to run the machine
6…….and last……..we don’t view what we do as a job……it’s a career and a calling.”

- TMT September 21, 2015