Be Kind to Nurses. Every Day They Keep Doctors From Accidentally Killing You!

English: Ventura County Fair in Ventura, Calif...
Nurses Plan to March in the Ventura County Fair Parade Sat. August 3, at 8:00 A.M. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is what a recent picture on Pinterest should have been.Image Instead it enticed readers to check out a photo of a fireman resuscitating a cat as a tiny kitten watched in awe as skilled hands worked their magic.

As far as pictures go, it was good; damn good. I was completely taken hook, line and sinker. The look on that kitty’s face as its beloved mother was being rescued was priceless. It was an endearing shot; but let’s face it, that photo totally ruins all hope for nurses. There’s no way in hell nurses can compete with that.

From a public relations standpoint, nurses are totally screwed. Unless nurses come up with something better than rescuing cats from trees or helping lost children find their mothers, we can forget about being as venerated or exalted as the boys in yellow or blue.

No one seems to care that nurses save hundreds of lives every day and are the sheriffs, deputies and firefighters of healthcare rolled into one kick-ass classification of super hero. We man the Delivery, Emergency and Operating Rooms, across the nation. Without us, hospitals would be glorified hotels, and excuse me but I don’t want a bellhop for my chest pain, difficulty breathing or a dressing changed.

So corral your friends and family and come on down to march with the nurses at the Ventura County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 3rd. We’ll start lining up at 8 A.M. on Main St. and Catalina St. (in front of Ventura High School). The theme of the parade is Boots, Barns and Banjos so where your red scrub tops, your best cowboy boots, hats and bandanas and show Ventura County that the Nurses of our Health Care Agency are the Heroes of Healthcare.

We will have a pick-up truck with a trailer for our float, so come down and help us get it all gussied up to represent our passion for safe, quality community healthcare.

For more details or questions call: Rita Batchley The Nurses’ Nurse at 805-443-5695

Published by thenursesnurse

The Nurses Nurse, an RN-owned organization assisting fellow RNs in career management and advocates for the recognition and advancement of the nursing profession.Created by Rita Batchley, BSN, RN a professional with 25 years of nursing experience, her motivational materials are designed to increase job satisfaction and enhance healthcare practices.

7 thoughts on “Be Kind to Nurses. Every Day They Keep Doctors From Accidentally Killing You!

  1. Okay…I just gotta say that I find the whole “we keep Doctors from accidentally killing you” idea to be pretty offensive. We all work together as a team at the bedside and we all work with some really wonderful Doctors. I don’t think it does Nurses a service to denigrate MD’s in such a way when the “protection” of the patients truthfully goes both ways.


    1. Sometimes the truth can be brutal. It’s a huge reality that many accidentally die each year from inappropriate doctor orders. Nurses are the last safety net between an order & its implementation. I have caught many a close call & always advocate for patients by checking every order or action of an MD before it reaches a deadly end. Sorry you misunderstood this to be denigrating.


    2. I actually created this saying in 2005 for my site, The Sarcasm Shop. It was inspired by a CCRN who told me some stories years earlier. She said how a big part of the job was keeping the doctors from killing the patients. I took that sentiment and came up with the infamous slogan. I added “accidentally” so as to give docs the benefit of the doubt. 🙂

      331,000 Facebook followers can’t be wrong


  2. New Nursing School Entrance Test replacing ATI TEAS Test for 2014 Applicants
    posted by wackl on may 23 2013 | uncategorized
    The test is free and can only be taken one time. Everyone applying for the nursing program must take this new test. The ATI TEAS TEST is no longer valid.

    The computerized test is given in the BRCC Testing Center. You need to bring a picture ID. No cell phones, books, or other electronic devices are allowed. There is a calculator in the test. Please allow a minimum of 2 1/2 hours for the testing. Please note that there are a limited number of computers in the testing center, so there may be a wait. The Testing center will be available to proctor the test from 9:00AM-4:00PM Mondays to Thursdays, and from 9:00AM-11:00 AM on Fridays.

    The test will be available July 8, 2013 to November 22, 2013 only.

    We suggest the following preparatory text- (available at local bookstores or through ) Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Complete Guide to Getting Into Nursing School (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan
    Please note the text is for all nursing entrance exams and includes more
    information than is on this specific Admissions Test.

    Kaplan’s Admissions Test is a tool to determine if students have the academic skills necessary to perform effectively in a school of nursing. The Admissions Test is a 91-question, online, multiple-choice test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing, and science skills of students seeking entry into a nursing program leading to RN licensure.

    The Admissions Test consists of 4 sections with a total of 91 questions. The total testing time is up to 165 minutes.

    READING- 22 questions; time allotted- 45 minutes. Candidates read four passages and answer questions that measure the essential skills required for reading:
    • Determining the logic of a passage
    • Comprehending details
    • Drawing basic inferences
    • Identifying the purpose of a passage

    MATH- 28 questions; time allotted- 45 minutes. The test measures the candidate’s
    ability to apply mathematical principles in the following areas:
    • Conversions
    • Operations
    • Ratios
    • Word problems

    WRITING- 21 questions; time allotted- 45 minutes. Candidates read nine passages and
    answer questions that measure the essential skills required for writing:
    • Assessing passage development
    • Assessing paragraph logic
    • Assessing mechanics of writing

    SCIENCE- 20 questions; time allotted- 30 minutes. The test measures the candidate’s
    knowledge of physiology in the following areas:
    • Cardiovascular system
    • Electrolytes
    • Gastrointestinal system
    • Immune system
    • Neurology
    • Renal system
    • Hematological system
    • Homeostasis
    • Respiratory system
    • Sensory system

    FINALLY someone with a BRAIN got rid of the horrible TEAS exam that grades a potential nurse on Algebra and Earth Science for pete’s sakes. Notice this NEW test focuses on what a NURSE really needs to know and leaves out the ABSURD questions that have little if anything to do with real nursing.


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