ANA v. NFLPN

  1. I have heard alot of undercurrent going on about the ANA and having to be a RN to fully join. The ANA (from what I understand) will let LPN's join in a limited capacity.

    OK, this is what I don't understand. People are complaining that, just because they are LPN's they are being discriminated against by the ANA right? Yet there is an organization exclusively for LPN's. The NFLPN, which by the way is for LPN's exclusively, not RN's. So what is the problem? Where is the discrimination coming from?

    Each organization claims to be there for the betterment of nursing, so why not join the respective organization that represents the sector of nursing that you are in and work with that one instead of crying about not being allowed to be in one that represents another sector? Or better yet try to get both organizations to work together for the betterment of nursing!

    Sorry, this argument is getting tiresome! If you want to better nursing then go to the organization that represents LPN's (if you are an LPN), RN's(if you are an RN) or CNA's (if you are a CNA) etc and work with them for the betterment of nursing. Put your energies where they are needed instead of into complaining about whichever organization is slighting you for whatever reason!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   snazzle
    IF THE ANA WANTS TO BE FOR RNs ONLY THEN CHANGE THE NAME TO THE ARNA ( AMERICAN REGISTERED NURSES ASSOC). I'M AN AMERICAN AND A NURSE, SO WHAT I DON'T SIT ON MY A** IN AN OFFICE ALL DAY,GETTING THE CREDIT WHILE SOMEONE ELSE DOES THE WORK. IF WE WERE ALL BSN-RN WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS.
  4. by   Q.
    Originally posted by snazzle:
    <STRONG>IF THE ANA WANTS TO BE FOR RNs ONLY THEN CHANGE THE NAME TO THE ARNA ( AMERICAN REGISTERED NURSES ASSOC). I'M AN AMERICAN AND A NURSE, SO WHAT I DON'T SIT ON MY A** IN AN OFFICE ALL DAY,GETTING THE CREDIT WHILE SOMEONE ELSE DOES THE WORK. IF WE WERE ALL BSN-RN WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS.</STRONG>
    First of all, Snazzle, please don't post in all caps - this is known as "shouting" - not to mention, it is very harsh to the eyes.

    Secondly, I am an RN, BSN and I do direct patient care on the floor. My entire graduating class of 66 RN, BSNs also do direct patient care.

    If you are going to post something, please do some research before spouting off assumptions. It behooves you to know what you are talking about. And in this particular case, you are absolutely positively wrong.
  5. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by snazzle:
    <STRONG>IF THE ANA WANTS TO BE FOR RNs ONLY THEN CHANGE THE NAME TO THE ARNA ( AMERICAN REGISTERED NURSES ASSOC). I'M AN AMERICAN AND A NURSE, SO WHAT I DON'T SIT ON MY A** IN AN OFFICE ALL DAY,GETTING THE CREDIT WHILE SOMEONE ELSE DOES THE WORK. IF WE WERE ALL BSN-RN WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS.</STRONG>
    I believe this is a free country and the ANA can call themselves whatever they please! I'm a big defender of LPN's, but this constant RN bashing from you guys is getting old. We don't use LPN's on our unit, so does this mean our patient's aren't cared for???? Just as all LPN's are not pathetic, all BSN-RN's do not "sit at a desk all day".
  6. by   -jt
    IF WE WERE ALL BSN-RN WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS.

    Oooooooooo.....low blow there.

    FYI, in my unit, most of the RNs are at the bedside taking care of the pts are MSNs, or are presently in NP/MSN programs. 3 of them already are NPs who chose to remain at the bedside taking care of the pts. Im in the minority - I only have my ADN. Oh yes and we also have 2 diploma nurses - but its not an issue. It doesnt even come up. We're classified as RNs & get the same kinds of assignments, & do the same job. Nobody differentiates themselves by initials or degree in my hospital. You wouldnt even know the difference unless you were looking at our pay checks. It always surprises me how people here separate RNs and call them BSNs or ADNs. What is that?
    btw, we dont have ANY LPNs.
  7. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Please Brian, lock this topic. I get a stomach ache everytime this starts. There is nothing to be gained by this going on again. And people insult people, and nothing ever changes. We all could spend our time arguing about this, but it only causes hurt feelings, and nice people get all mad and this is supposed to be a place where we can talk and problem solve. I know some of my friends on here may disagree,but I hate it when this gets going again. Just my two cents. Have a good day everyone
  8. by   canoehead
    You know, doctors sit on their asses and yell out orders and we are expected to perform. We are the REAL lifesavers at the bedside, but they get all the respect, and all the money.
  9. by   lpnandloveit1
    If you really really really want to join the NFLPN you can as an affiliate member(limited capacity) NOW STOP IT.(yes I'm shouting) by the way I don't want to join the ANA.

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