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- May 22, '12 by Been there,done thatI am a professional. Professional equals the white collar definition.
Sometimes, my duties may not SEEM professional...
but I have a college degree, I am licensed and credentialed.
DON'T lump me in with maintenance and housekeeping!
- May 22, '12 by RoyalPrincethe state of _____ has [color="#ff0000"]licensed
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hence, we are white collar. dont give in to the blue collar theories. we have a degree specifically preparing for this profession and one can only enter it after having said degree and utilize it during everyday "work"
not all blue collar jobs require degrees. not all blue collar jobs have entry level requirements.
- May 22, '12 by digitiminimiI thought, if anything, nursing would be categorized as white collar. I just don't see a profession that has the education requirements, knowledge-level, responsibility, and licensure that we have to be blue collar. But I never looked up the actual dictionary definition. I guess the terms blue and white collar just aren't as relevant in modern times.
- May 22, '12 by ChrisSharpeNo color collar is fit to describe what nurses do
- May 22, '12 by LuvScienceMy sociology book calls nursing a white collar profession but I definitely feel like a blue collar worker.
- May 22, '12 by knighton201I'd have to say nursing would be a "hybrid" of the two, our work at the nurses station documenting care, making care plans, assessment, would seem more white collar I would think, however when called upon to help with a code "brown" i would think that falls back under the blue collar category
- May 22, '12 by Been there,done thatQuote from knighton201However, we do have the authority to DELEGATE the code brown response.I'd have to say nursing would be a "hybrid" of the two, our work at the nurses station documenting care, making care plans, assessment, would seem more white collar I would think, however when called upon to help with a code "brown" i would think that falls back under the blue collar category
- May 22, '12 by sharpeimomi didn't go to college for six plus years, get two degrees, and eventually become manglement <sic> to be told i'm not a professional.
white...Last edit by sharpeimom on May 22, '12 : Reason: typo
- May 22, '12 by Asystole RNA "nurse" is a very broad term that encompasses an extremely large occupational pool. Any hands on nursing such as bedside nursing, school nursing, and the like is considered blue collar. Nursing that deals in the trade of ideas can be considered white collar such as managers, researchers, and the like.
- May 22, '12 by Aurora77My non-official thought is that blue collar workers are paid by the hour, while white collar are salaried. Hence, most nurses are blue collar in my eyes. There's also the education factor--I don't see how a one year or two year degree can be on the same level as a bachelor's or beyond. If the HVAC and automotive students at my school had the same number of years in education, and they're considered blue collar workers, why wouldn't we nurses be blue collar as well?
But then, I don't buy into the caste system that seems to have developed in the U.S. lately that puts white collar workers above blue collar. Without the blue collar trades, our society would be in a world of hurt. Thus, I am a very proud blue collar bedside nurse.