An ER nurse is a special breed. The ridiculous complaints at triage make one appreciate the small things that make life in the ER not just tolerable but have actually induced a chuckle or two. Tongue-in-cheek humor; anything to brighten the day and to lighten the load.
It is a colorful patient world out there. Maybe it is man’s attempt to provide some levity in an otherwise depressing state of being a patient. Who says Nursing is not a colorful profession?
It is not just a case of ignorance; it is a prime example of how clueless some people are about the work of nurses. It is also a blatant disregard of how the Filipino nurses had helped save a nation, and gained the respect of other nations with their compassion, intelligence, and competence.
We are much more than a “room nurse”, Mrs. Villar. We make a difference in other peoples’ lives.
It’s time to say goodbye to her ‘virtual’ nursing cap. Dr. Jade Marciano is ready to hang up her stethoscope, finally. After all, she had been working as a nurse for 42 years now.Dr. Jade chuckled at the thought of one clueless senatorial candidate who had tried to belittle the nurses in her native country by implying that the student nurses could get by with limited education. Her concept of “room nurses” had angered the Filipino nurses, and she eventually lost the election in 2013. Now, in 2025, the transformed nursing workforce had fulfilled its promise to take a much-deserved equal acknowledgement from the public. Somehow, the world had embraced the new and expanded roles of the nurse. An empowered nurse.