REGISTERED NURSE ako pero HINDI ako NURSE…

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What do you think about the title of this POST?

If you’re not a NURSE or a NURSING STUDENT maybe you’d say, ” YEAH, FOR SURE… A LOT OF YOU RN’S ARE NOT NURSES BUT ARE THE BIGGEST FLOCKS IN CALL CENTERS…”

But if YOU are a NURSE… someone who struggled for 4 hard, tiring years just to have your degree… someone who risk it all and took the NLE… some who is LICENSED already… someone who is UNDER OATH…  would YOU think that YOU are what the title is DESCRIBING?

Are you a NURSE just when you are WEARING that WHITE UNIFORM? A CAP?

Are you a NURSE just when you have a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer around your neck and a thermometer in your pocket?

Are you a NURSE just when you see someone else’s open body in front of you while you are wearing your scrubs?

ARE YOU NOT A NURSE when sitting around all day and answering calls?

ARE YOU NOT A NURSE when you are just at home and waiting for the next days to come?

ARE YOU OR ARE YOU NOT A NURSE?

HAVE YOU LOST YOURSELF FROM NOT BEING A HOSPITAL NURSE and let someone STRIPPED you of WHAT YOU ARE, what you have become after having a DEGREE and PASSING the BOARDS?

IF YOU HAVE then MAYBE you are not a NURSE at ALL

IN EVERY WAY EVERYDAY YOU ARE A NURSE… DON’T LET ANYONE SAY THAT YOU ARE NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED, UNDEREMPLOYED, NOT IN A HOSPITAL, JUST AT HOME, IN A CALL CENTER, IN A CAFE, IN MALL…

you still have the KNOWLEDGE and still know the SKILLS and most especially the ATTITUDE will always be there… though you don’t have “THE JOB”

Sadly NURSES, in this country, suffer from so much injustice from the current situation and SYSTEM. VOLUNTEERISM, TRAINING, what else, RELIEVERS… These are just some words to describe the INJUSTICE being DONE to many NURSES… or if I may say… ALL NURSES of this SOVEREIGNTY. MY humble profession has been exploited to satisfy the GREED of SOME and ALL we can do is just bow DOWN to what is at HAND or else WE CAN NEVER WEAR AGAIN OUR WHITE UNIFORMS or our SCRUB SUIT. In our HEARTS we want to SERVE this COUNTRY but this COUNTRY wont allow us. It is like trying to SAVE, HEAL, TREAT a patient who DECIDED that it is time to DIE. So WHERE WILL YOU GO?

and then PEOPLE will LAUGH about OUR CURRENT SITUATION… THINKING THAT ITS OUR KARMA  from thinking that this GREAT PROFESSION will SET US free from this CURSED LAND… you see, people and their thoughts…

some of US may think that way as a reason to study this PROFESSION but GRADUATED thinking OTHERWISE.

and then people will say, “YOU’RE NOT A NURSE! YOU DON’T WORK IN A HOSPITAL OR IN A CLINIC! YOU’RE JUST A CALL CENTER AGENT!”

and you might just say, “maybe i am…”

sad, but TRUE.

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