Nurse Betty BScN (cand): C A N ' T M O V E C A N ' T W R I T E H E L P

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

C A N ' T M O V E C A N ' T W R I T E H E L P

I am stumped on the essay. It started out so amazingly well, I am halfway done and have hit the wall. AND I am on like day 700,038,498 of no sugar and my body and mind are hating me. I don't know if I can do it another minute. I now think I have a bit of insight to the plight of the smoker on a plane to Australia. Any suggestions? Anyone out there ever tried to kick a life time habit cold turkey? Oh my heck, I would give The Anchors away for a chocolate chip cookie right now. And we have a big box of those little bite size chips ahoys. Help, I feel like I am spiralling into the abyss. mommy......................................................................................................

p.s. how sad is this? In 2003, of the 241,342 nurses in Canada, only 12,745 of them were male. That is shocking. What can we do to fix this? It all stems from public's perception of the profession of nursing as being a feminized less valuable profession. I am going to spend the rest of my time on this earth trying to improve the image of nursing, don't know how but I am going to try. A diverse professional body to serve a diverse population. That's what we need.


Blogger Too Fat 4 Ponies said...

True. It is an unfortunate misconception that nursing isn't respected more. NURSES SPEND MORE TIME WITH PATIENTS THAN ANY OTHER CLINICIAN! Who does the doctor or family call when they want to know the status of the patient??? Hmmm...
My other comment is that as a male going into nursing I am constantly running into stereotypical thinking. I am either immediately labeled as "gay". Small minds have a difficult time accepting a nurse who happens to be male.

5:41 a.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

Thank you so much for your male point of view, it is exactly the fuel I need to write this damn thing. I also think that there is a misconception that nursing started with Florence Nightingale, hell ladies, hate to break it to you but before Flo the nurses were men. the Order of St John, Teutonic Knights, Brothers of St. Anthony, Hospitallers of St. John of God, and the Alexian Brothers to name a few. Much of our curriculum however is spent talking about nursing starting with Nightingale, or with the nursing orders of nuns (Canadian Grey Nuns for example). There was life before Flo

9:16 a.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

When my OB told me no more pills because I was over 35 and smoked, I never picked up another one. It sucked. It really, really sucked (but obviously not as bad as a pregnancy would have). Of course, I made my husband do it too. I wasn't going down by myself! As bad as it sucked, I think I would have a harder time with sugar. You poor thing. My doctor suggested I take a nice walk whenever the craving hit. Mmmhmm. You're also my new hero with your brainiac awards. I want to be just like you when I grow up.

11:38 a.m.  
Blogger Betty said...

When I grow up I want to be a race car driver.

1:55 p.m.  

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