just passing down to the clinician's forum, and I noticed this thread, and figured some nurse advice would be in here...
As a house supervisor now, and a nursing instructor, I appreciate the nice words spoken about nursing...I struggle every day w/ incompetent nurses and students. I'm working on the problem.
I like the comment about teaching...Most nurses ask because they genuinely don't know, and love to understand what you are thinking, and relish at being taught a new thing.
And the seasoned nurses will ask questions, sometimes just to be a pain in the *****...Can't help you there...
I love students, residents, interns, and attendings, as long as there is mutual respect among us.
The good ones among us know what to ask, when to call, and when to question...Hopefully we are in the majority, but (and it goes both ways) the bad ones stick out and cloud your memories of the good ones...
Can't we all just get along??