I have been posting on these forums infrequently for nine months. This site, in my honest opinion, has its beneficial aspects as well as a decent handful of negative drawbacks. Since this specific forum is fairly new, I might as well create a thread to give my blunt feedback.
Allnurses.com has a large membership base, which allows a free-flowing exchange of ideas. Members range from people who are thinking about getting into nursing to the highly experienced, advance practice nurses. My NCLEX-PN examination is scheduled for next month, and it has been pleasurable that members are answering many of my queries. I somewhat feel at home while making posts in the LPN/LVN forum (since I am applying for LVN licensure).
I am a still a student and, as long as I'm not violating the T.O.S., should be able to freely ask questions without being called a 'troll'. Also, I notice quite a bit of 'grand-standing' on these forums. For example, some members will indirectly or subtly post with an air of superiority because they've attained more education or simply like to 'eat their young.'
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to provide some honest, unabridged feedback on Allnurses.com. It is amazing how this website continues to grow!