We've come to the part in school where culture and respect play a big part in being a successful RN. A few times today, while sitting in the lectures, I had to fight with myself not to get up, walk out and quit. It's all very raw and real when I constantly think back to Larry's hospital experiences.
There's a rule in place, by hospital governance, that restricts visiting hours after 8pm and I was constantly reminded by the recorded announcement and the few nurses who were having bad days, that I needed to vacate the premises before 8pm.
That was the only reason I left the ICU that night. The ONLY reason.
Today in communications class, I found out that it's my right to stay if I wanted to.
Sometimes it's ok to abolish obedience and my skin crawls that I didn't that night. It's a broad principle and I'll take that into consideration more.
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