Allnurses needs nurses - page 3

I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics. What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no... Read More

  1. by   audreysmagic
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    The sad thing is, all those entitled snowflakes with the thin skins could learn a LOT if they would just open up their minds and get over themselves! This has never (to my knowledge, but I've only been around about 15 years) been a support group, but we see so many posts from people who post a question asking for advice and then get all bent out of shape when the advice they receive isn't what they want to hear. "WAHHHHH! I wanted support, and all you nasty OLD mean nurses should just stay off of my thread if you can't be supportive." Meanwhile, the thread is about (and I kid you not -- I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it!) flunking NCLEX 11 times. Sigh! There are times I just want to bang my head against the keyboard.
    I've been playing Flounce Bingo a lot lately on some of these threads... I mean, I LOVE the students who come here excited and eager to learn, but the ones who have this whole attitude of "you could learn everything about nursing from me if you weren't so old and bitter" just like...wow.
    If I see ONE MORE NETY thread...
  2. by   audreysmagic
    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    "Do nurses need to know anatomy?"
    Nah, not if you don't wanna work bedside. Does it REALLY matter what side the liver's on? It's not like I'm working hepatic nursing...
  3. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from audreysmagic
    Nah, not if you don't wanna work bedside. Does it REALLY matter what side the liver's on? It's not like I'm working hepatic nursing...
    Exactly, that's why I have 2 livers anyway. That way I have a backup. :|
  4. by   audreysmagic
    I mean, I'll admit, I'm the first to scream at my computer screen, I DON'T NEED TO KNOW ANY OF THIS STUFF! in some of my MSN courses these days. Some of the assessments that pop up are TRULY book vs. real world. But the thing is, you don't know what's book vs. real world until you've spent time IN the real world. I, too, as a young nursling thought I didn't need to know some of the things that popped up because wasn't my intended specialty/who would even do that/some random floor nurse said it was useless...and sure enough, I ate those words. "You don't know what you don't know" isn't mean, it's just true. Some of these threads, I see "I'll never use this" and I'm like "Oh, young padawan..."
  5. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from audreysmagic
    I mean, I'll admit, I'm the first to scream at my computer screen, I DON'T NEED TO KNOW ANY OF THIS STUFF! in some of my MSN courses these days. Some of the assessments that pop up are TRULY book vs. real world. But the thing is, you don't know what's book vs. real world until you've spent time IN the real world. I, too, as a young nursling thought I didn't need to know some of the things that popped up because wasn't my intended specialty/who would even do that/some random floor nurse said it was useless...and sure enough, I ate those words. "You don't know what you don't know" isn't mean, it's just true. Some of these threads, I see "I'll never use this" and I'm like "Oh, young padawan..."

    Exactly, I mean honestly I really thought I would be using calculus a lot more in life and that my knowledge of the state capitals was going to really come back into play!

    But of all the things we as nurses might feel "do I really need to know this?" Anatomy never crossed my mind. Statistics?? Yes. The History of Wyoming for my BSN?? Absolutely!!

    But I always felt like Anatomy would be a justified class.
  6. by   saskrn
    I've recently come back to allnurses after an absence of several years (due to illness), and it's nothing like it used to be. I agree with others that the site has been overtaken by students, threads about residencies and exams, and by new grads who apparently can't cope with the real world of nursing.

    It's disheartening. I was so excited about coming back and conversing with colleagues, but I wasn't expecting this.
  7. by   Rose_Queen
    I think it wouldn't be so bad if posters would utilize the appropriate forums. The number of posters, especially the brand new ones, who just put every single post in general nursing without bothering to look around for a more suitable forum is astounding.

    Tip of the day: it is possible to go and mark all of the student forums as read, and then use the what's new to see what else is new. You can also do that with any other forums you don't want to see come up on the what's new list. Takes a minute or two, depending on what you're marking as read, but it does clean up the "What's New" list fairly well.
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  8. by   roser13
    There are other factors at work, limiting posts.
  9. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from Emergent
    I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics.

    What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no problem with lots of students here, but I also want to participate in lively discussions with peers!

    I post less and less often because after every update I have to re-learn how to use the site and I get tired of it. For example I have no idea where this "Today's Posts" link is that you refer to. I used to click a link similar to it, something like "new discussions" or something, but it disappeared with one of the updates.
    TPTB seem determined to make the site increasingly difficult to use with each "upgrade".
  10. by   Emergent
    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I post less and less often because after every update I have to re-learn how to use the site and I get tired of it. For example I have no idea where this "Today's Posts" link is that you refer to. I used to click a link similar to it, something like "new discussions" or something, but it disappeared with one of the updates.
    TPTB seem determined to make the site increasingly difficult to use with each "upgrade".
    I meant "Get Daily". Maybe it used to be Today's Posts before it got changed.

    I agree, the site wasn't improved with the 'upgrades'. They are probably designed more for optimizing profitability, rather than ease of use. Much like the 'improvements' in healthcare.

    The site is great when there is great content and discussion. But, I've always thought it was a bit clunky with too many categories. I think simplifying it would be a good direction to go with this discussion forum.
  11. by   KindaBack
    I was very active for several years but burned out for various reasons. I took a long hiatus but then came back though found my old user name to have been locked out so I decided to come back under a new name.

    I agree that it is hard to find threads that are worth reading because they're just the same old stuff over and over.
  12. by   chacha82
    The formula lately I have seen is 1) pre-nursing student wants to go straight for NP or CRNA, 2) nurse asks for advice or opinions, they are genuinely given, sit back and watch the fur fly. Rinse, repeat.
  13. by   applewhitern
    I seldom view this site because I am mostly interested in critical care nursing topics, of which are few and far between. I enjoy learning, and am not currently in a hospital that does much teaching or inservices worth attending. All I see are the NP posts, the student posts, etc., like other's have said. I check the critical care sections, but rarely see anything that appeals to me.

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