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23 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Nurses

Because a nursing job is not a consolation prize for dropping out of medical school.

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9. Nurses are actually more like a doctor-social worker-respiratory therapist-pharmacist-phlebotomist-physiotherapist-receptionist-X-ray technician-transporter-housekeeper-caregiver hybrid.

So now that all that's cleared up, there are a few more things that nurses don't want or need to hear.

14. It doesn't help anyone to say that all nurses do is put on Band-Aids when they're actually catching potentially fatal mistakes made by doctors who don't know the patient as well.

20. And when a nurse clearly knows the answer to your question and you say, "Can you ask the doctor?" you're undermining their expertise and their profession.

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