Anyone else offended by this radio commercial? - page 3

There's a radio commercial for a certain school's BSN program. I get the point of the commercial, but they did it the wrong way. It's a lady talking about being a CNA, doing tasks that you don't... Read More

  1. by   Crustyoldbat
    Well, I have not heard that commercial, but I find the general idea of it offensive. It's fine to say that while you enjoy your job as a CNA, you now want to get your BSN so you can expand the scope of your practice. I think it's offensive to have a radio ad that basically says something along the lines of if you are tired of your nasty CNA job, then come to us and get your BSN and you won't have to do that anymore. Everyone who works in a hospital has to do things they do not necessarily enjoy, but are part of the job. And I mean EVERYONE. You can be the chief of OB-Gyn at the fanciest hospital in America, but are still going to probably get pooed on during a delivery and the fancy pants pediatrician's credentials did not prevent my daughter from puking on her, IN HER HAIR at the office visit. I loved my CNAs in post-partum when I had my kids. They were always personable, friendly, chatty and gave me lots of much appreciated TLC. I felt like I recovered faster b/c I had someone competent who was there to take care of things that might have been considered too "minor" for others to do, but went a long way towards making me just feel better. A fresh bed, fresh gown, fresh water, and having someone comb the rats out of my tangled wet hair b/c I am too sore to do it post C-section made me feel oodles better. It just made me feel better having another mom around who understood what I was going through and was there to help out. I don't think that contribution should be discounted b/c they are "just a CNA". Just my opinion. . and oh, "oodles better" is a very technical medical term btw!!
  2. by   ThePrincessBride
    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Not for non-clinical staff, not for dialysis nurses, not for those with bad backs, shoulders, other body parts who can find someone to do it for them.
    I've actually floated to dialysis, and dialysis nurses still have to do some of the "yucky" stuff. One time, I had to help one of the dialysis nurses digitally remove impacted hard-as-stone stool from a very confused patient's anus. And on that same day, I had to help clean up an incontinent patient and blood when the cannula became dislodged from a fistula. It looked like a horror scene!
  3. by   applewhitern
    Gee... I haven't heard the commercial, but I should have went to that magical school where I would not have to do menial tasks, such as actually taking care of sick people! (sarcasm.)
  4. by   TU RN
    I was a CNA for a year while in my BSN program and every day, while I was cleaning up enormous BMs and covering for some of the most abusive and hurtful 1:1s, I looked to the days when I was an RN and wouldn't have to deal with that. BS. I still deal with all that stuff on top of all the other issues of being a registered nurse. It's even worse when you have CNAs who don't respect you because you're a young RN, were just recently on the same level as them, and feel as though you have no authority - then you're left filling in those gaps. The radio ad was total crap and sort of demeaning to RNs.
  5. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I'm an RN working in home care. I wipe butts, stock supplies, make beds, dress, bathe, undress, call MDs, arrange transportation, and perform lots of other tasks.
  6. by   jadelpn
    Quote from applewhitern
    Gee... I haven't heard the commercial, but I should have went to that magical school where I would not have to do menial tasks, such as actually taking care of sick people! (sarcasm.)
    Well, you could, but just not in nursing.....

    I swear if you are watching Jerry Springer, you could be a medical assistant and wear scrubs, and that is the most respected profession out there by far! Then get in your car, be stuck in rush hour traffic on your way to your min wage job, and you, too, can be a BSN in NO time!!
  7. by   Nola009
    I haven't heard it, but agree with what your opinion on the matter. When you are a true professional, there are certain things you do not say, in hopes to 'guard the profession'. One no-no is belittling any sector of nursing / health care publicly. CNAs, LPNs, AD RNs, RRTs, phlebotomists, PAs, and onward ALL have value to the patients. We are interconnected and need each other in order to do our own jobs efficiently and effectively. I was a CNA for YEARS and am now a Associates Degree holding RN who is now in pursuit of an advanced nursing degree. NO WAY would I publicly belittle other members of my health care team in any shape or form.

    That money-grubbing school and particularly uncouth BSN RN should be ashamed. Not CNAs or ADRNs for heaven's sake!!
  8. by   NottaSpringChik
    I wonder, why anyone who was a CNA and thought the best part of their day was stocking shelves would go to nursing school?
  9. by   NottaSpringChik
    Quote from jadelpn
    Well, you could, but just not in nursing.....

    I swear if you are watching Jerry Springer, you could be a medical assistant and wear scrubs, and that is the most respected profession out there by far! Then get in your car, be stuck in rush hour traffic on your way to your min wage job, and you, too, can be a BSN in NO time!!
    BSN ha! If they are mini anything it is mini P.A. l I couldn't believe the things my daughter did when she worked for a Internal medicine practice as a M.A Good training but it really wasn't fair to her. She is a very bright girl and the doctor really took advantage of her. She had the technical skills for the job but wasn't prepared emotionally for it and got really burned out.
  10. by   jadelpn
    Quote from Oldest&Ugliest
    BSN ha! If they are mini anything it is mini P.A. l I couldn't believe the things my daughter did when she worked for a Internal medicine practice as a M.A Good training but it really wasn't fair to her. She is a very bright girl and the doctor really took advantage of her. She had the technical skills for the job but wasn't prepared emotionally for it and got really burned out.
    And this is precisely what these for profit schools are doing.
  11. by   taydian
    I don't have my BSN....but I'm not offended by it because I realize it's a marketing ploy. They are business who hired another business to recruit students for the sake of capitalism. It's a manipulative tactic, and, evidently, it gets many nurses caught in a bunch. It's not aimed towards us. It's not meant to offend us. They are not thinking about us when they produced this. And, really, why should they care? Its sole purpose is to recruit and make money. And sometimes business will do whatever they can to sell.
  12. by   jadelpn
    Quote from taydian
    I don't have my BSN....but I'm not offended by it because I realize it's a marketing ploy. They are business who hired another business to recruit students for the sake of capitalism. It's a manipulative tactic, and, evidently, it gets many nurses caught in a bunch. It's not aimed towards us. It's not meant to offend us. They are not thinking about us when they produced this. And, really, why should they care? Its sole purpose is to recruit and make money. And sometimes business will do whatever they can to sell.
    Much like a number of facilities one will eventually be working for.....

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