The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing - page 16

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What should be our greatest concern for the future of nursing? We must fear the day if (or when) registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will be less needed in healthcare due to systematic de-skilling of the... Read More


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    Yes, I don't care *what* I'm called, as long as "nurse" is part of the title. If I had to pick, I prefer "practical nurse" to "vocational nurse" or "enrolled nurse". And please, don't change the title to "technical nurse". The derogatory terms write themselves with that one....
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    You should read their lobbying efforts and find out exactly what action they took. They are not all-powerful and can only lobby for the causes that were voted upon.

    You think that nursing is the only profession with problems?

    Many of the problems you stated firmly lay with the state legislature, not with ANA or your local chapter. Your local chapter can lobby but I can guarantee you that they are no where near the influence of your local teamsters or AFL-CIO union.

    I was on their website about two hours ago.

    Just because something is not as powerful or follows your ideology 100% does not make it garbage. I hate ANA's liberal stance but hope that others like me will moderate them.
    The AFL-CIO union has a powerful lobbying firm behind them.....The potential for us to replicate AMA is there ...I just think it is about time the ANA become more inclusive ad vocal. In nursing school I learned how when other medical professions worked in the same capacity of MD. The AMA joined forces and defined what is in the scope of practice of MD and other professions . Why does the ANA not copy a chapter of the AMA
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    Quote from RNFiona
    I love computer charting. I find it faster, safer, and way more efficient. No more lost charts and it is nice to actually be able to READ the nursing notes from the prior shift. Yay to computer charting.
    I *could* love computer charting. Unfortunately, the people who picked the software for our facility did not perform due diligence nor seek input from people with germane experience. Hence, they purchased a package which is uniformly horrible and grossly inefficient at everything.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Yes, I don't care *what* I'm called, as long as "nurse" is part of the title. If I had to pick, I prefer "practical nurse" to "vocational nurse" or "enrolled nurse". And please, don't change the title to "technical nurse". The derogatory terms write themselves with that one....
    I do not know if technically being a nurse is worse than practically being a nurse.

    I personally like the title Licensed Nurse Tech or Registered Nurse Tech. I think it sound more prestigious.
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    Quote from luv2
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    The AFL-CIO union has a powerful lobbying firm behind them.....The potential for us to replicate AMA is there ...I just think it is about time the ANA become more inclusive ad vocal. In nursing school I learned how when other medical professions worked in the same capacity of MD. The AMA joined forces and defined what is in the scope of practice of MD and other professions . Why does the ANA not copy a chapter of the AMA
    Yes the potential is there but nursing arguably a newer profession that is still attempting to define itself. Nursing only really developed as a profession due largely to the efforts of a Italian born British Aristocrat. AMA has a professional base that has been recognized as a profession for hundreds of years.

    ANA does work with other organizations including AMA, AARC and the like. I know for a fact that ANA and AMA have worked hand in hand on several bills in California.
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    Quote from Asystole RN
    I do not know if technically being a nurse is worse than practically being a nurse. I personally like the title Licensed Nurse Tech or Registered Nurse Tech. I think it sound more prestigious.
    I don't know, I like the PN title. The dictionary defines 'practical' as "likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances". I like that. And "licensed nurse tech"? Sounds like you're trying to remove the word "nurse" as the root of the title. Again...cold, dead fingers.....
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    I prefer vocational to practical but maybe thats because I hate the little pretend nurse insult. Something harder to do with the LVN title. Plus V seem hard and cold while p is soft and warm and fuzzy.

    LOL
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    I prefer vocational to practical but maybe thats because I hate the little pretend nurse insult. Something harder to do with the LVN title. Plus V seem hard and cold while p is soft and warm and fuzzy.LOL
    Hmmmm, "Little Vapid Nurse", "Less Valued Nurse".... You're right it is harder.....
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    I AM vapid so thats true.
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    To many hospital administrators, nurses are just error-prone machines with emotional issues. Eventually it will all be iNurses.

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