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    (Original post by Boo.)
    but it's not an answer.
    as other's have said if you are faced with a question like that don't **** Nurses off, as medicla educators increasingly are sick and fed up with having to sort out the mess of students and juniors who fail to act in an appropriate manner towards other members of the team.
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    (Original post by belis)
    Coming soom to hospital near you.

    http://www.southportforums.com/forum...d.php?p=902083
    Oh but its different if they're purple!

    Although I would get them nipped in at the waist a bit to flatter the figure you understand
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    (Original post by Boo.)
    They're both caring careers. Both in medicine obvs. Why not nursing? If you fail at medicine would you become a nurse?
    so's teaching, social work, nannying...

    too much *****ing, bumwiping and ********
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    Oh but its different if they're purple!

    Although I would get them nipped in at the waist a bit to flatter the figure you understand
    don't worry about getting it taken in, the chocolates and biscuits will soon see to that...
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    I could never pull of the uniform :sadnod:
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    i really want to be a nurse.
    haha being a doctor seems so busy and chemical.. which is absolutely fine, its a fantastic career. I'd rather just be ordered what to do and dish out meds and chat with patients aren't they equal in terms of difficulty tho?
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    (Original post by No Future)
    don't worry about getting it taken in, the chocolates and biscuits will soon see to that...
    But I need to keep my sexy figure. How else am I gonna marry a consultant?

    (Original post by sprite_fright)
    i really want to be a nurse.
    haha being a doctor seems so busy and chemical.. which is absolutely fine, its a fantastic career. I'd rather just be ordered what to do and dish out meds and chat with patients aren't they equal in terms of difficulty tho?
    Gets popcorn. Sits down to watch.
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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    I'm a student nurse. I've just had an educational assesment and they said I could have been a doctor, the trouble is I haven't got the qualifications just the ability. Never mind though, it's a very rewarding career just nowhere near as much money.
    Perfect gent, you could always do a med degree after the nursing degree....that would sort out the qualification side of things and a med grad degree is only for 4 yrs. You could still do it.
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    (Original post by It could be lupus)
    Well its more a difference of career after, with significant difference due to levels of responsibility and priveleges eg nurses cant diagnose patients
    Yes they can. Look up Nurse Practitioner. Sort of like a GP, except they get paid 4 times less.

    This is one of the slip ups to the question "Why do you want to be a doctor and not a nurse?". Other comon misconceptions are:

    1. Nurses CAN prescribe.
    2. Nurses DO lead teams- just look at Walk-in centres

    Plus many more.
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    I got this one in an interview in February. I just made a big point of doctors being a more significant point of communication (they basically relay all the information from the other teams - haemotology, pharmacy, etc. - to the patient).

    Can't go far wrong by mentioning 'multi-disciplinary teams' either, as a tip.
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    (Original post by Sarky)
    But I need to keep my sexy figure. How else am I gonna marry a consultant?


    It's all about the registrars
    :yep:
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    I got this question at Newcastle. I just said i wanted a job that incorporated more science and that i wanted the added responsibility and decision making of being the doctor.
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    (Original post by bottfly7)
    Look up Nurse Practitioner. Sort of like a GP
    :eyeball: A physician assistant is closer to the mark.

    (Original post by No Future)
    It's all about the registrars
    :yep:
    They'll be too busy for you by then. You need to catch 'em when they're young :teeth:
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    (Original post by crazyferret)


    They'll be too busy for you by then.
    True story, bruv...

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    (Original post by Perfect_Gent)
    I'm a student nurse. I've just had an educational assesment and they said I could have been a doctor, the trouble is I haven't got the qualifications just the ability. Never mind though, it's a very rewarding career just nowhere near as much money.

    lol i actually got asked in my interview why i was wanting to go into nursing and not medicine, the question threw me
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    (Original post by sprite_fright)
    i really want to be a nurse.
    haha being a doctor seems so busy and chemical.. which is absolutely fine, its a fantastic career. I'd rather just be ordered what to do and dish out meds and chat with patients aren't they equal in terms of difficulty tho?

    this should get interesting....chocolate biscuits anyone?

    *waits for nazi med student*
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    (Original post by bottfly7)
    Yes they can. Look up Nurse Practitioner. Sort of like a GP, except they get paid 4 times less.

    This is one of the slip ups to the question "Why do you want to be a doctor and not a nurse?". Other comon misconceptions are:

    1. Nurses CAN prescribe.
    2. Nurses DO lead teams- just look at Walk-in centres

    Plus many more.
    So what is the perfect answer to this question?

    * medicine = deeper scientific knowledge of the body & complications
    * medicine = more responsibility
    * medicine = more problem solving

    so throw in "whilst a multi-disciplinary team is crutial to successfully treat a patient, as a doctor I'd have more responsibility" ETC

    :confused:
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    (Original post by yosrush)
    Ignoring the job at the end, I don't think I could ever be do a nursing degree (or is it a diploma?). The course only gives a basic level of detail. I've always been frustrated at school when you're reading one of your course books, get to point where it starts to get interesting, and it says 'The mechanism of this is beyond the scope of this course!"

    Don't want to do medicine mind, but I just don't like things being watered down. I feel cheated.

    its both, degree from 2010.

    im only going to give one teeny correction, whats your idea of 'basic level of detail' and what do you think nurses learn in terms of anatomy and physiology? Ive just had a gander at my 2nd year modules, and..it's not pretty!
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    (Original post by lekky)
    So what is the perfect answer to this question?

    * medicine = deeper scientific knowledge of the body & complications
    * medicine = more responsibility
    * medicine = more problem solving

    so throw in "whilst a multi-disciplinary team is crutial to successfully treat a patient, as a doctor I'd have more responsibility" ETC

    :confused:
    hmm, i would say..and this is the reverse of the response i gave in my nursing interview (when asked why i wasn't going into medicine, with my a-levels and experience)

    nursing = responsibility
    nursing = problem solving
    nursing = understanding of the body, pharmacology, clinical issues (although you're right the average staff nurse would not know as much as a nurse prac)...but its the areas in which these nurses have responsibility, HOW they problem solve and what they problem solve, maybe try and get some experience for a few hours or a day or so with a nursing team, and compare this to your medical WE, and this may help you give a better answer?
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    (Original post by bottfly7)
    Yes they can. Look up Nurse Practitioner. Sort of like a GP, except they get paid 4 times less.

    This is one of the slip ups to the question "Why do you want to be a doctor and not a nurse?". Other comon misconceptions are:

    1. Nurses CAN prescribe.
    2. Nurses DO lead teams- just look at Walk-in centres

    Plus many more.
    That is true. However what proportion of nurses will go into those specialist roles? Not that many. And even if you are going to become a nurse practitioner/consultant/specialist etc you look at fair few years in the staff nurse role first.
 
 
 
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