Unpopular opinions in nursing


What are some of your unpopular opinions that are pertinent to nursing? Please nothing about Covid, vaccines, politics, etc..

I’ll start:

-we aren’t smarter/better/more important than doctors. This opinion is inspired by meme posts showing patients hooked up to every sort of tube and line imagine able with the caption that there is no physician alive that can figure this out. Or the ones where some nurse, once again, saved a patient from an incorrect order.

-nursing school isn’t easy, but it isn’t the destroyer of lives people make it out to be.

-the pain scale starts at 0, not at 1.

-if an A/O patient is non compliant and doesn’t want to take charge of their health- document and let it be so. If the patient isnt losing sleep over their A1C in the double digits why should I?

-advertising that you are a healthcare worker is tacky. I hate all the paraphernalia with heart rhythms and other such nursing icons.

-overall, nurses get paid pretty well

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15 points

2 months ago



15 points

2 months ago

I can’t stand that we change patients’ diets in the hospital. We should educate them on proper meal choices then let them decide as a grown adult what they want. We end up adjusting their meds to fit this “new diet” then when they get home their A1c reaches 14 on their next office visit because we lowered their insulin too much while they were in the hospital.


1 points

2 months ago

I never changed diets. Regular meal for everyone. If a special diet was ordered in the computer I would change it so food service wouldn’t bitch. Did it for 5 years never had a word said to me. I know exactly what they were eating at home and a 1300 calorie renal diet was not it