Aide- I can see how it seems that accusations are being tossed your way.
At least my take on this is not that "you" (aides) want to be nurses. If you do that's fine. If you don't that's fine too.
What I am saying is there are those who walk the walk but don't talk the (nurse) talk. They either actually *say* they are a nurse and give out frequently dangerous advice, or those who put on a uniform
and let it be *assumed* that they are what they are not.
Doctors who refuse to hire a nurse and then refer to anyone who works there as a Nurse fall under this category.
Aides, Techs, CNAs all are wonderful and a well needed part of the overall team. See you signed up as what you are.
Haven't you seen commercials or tv shows that mentioned the "nurses" in the Xray department did so and so, or the "nurses" in the drugstore did.......?
I saw a funeral announcement in the paper today of a lady I used to work with.....it said she was a retired LPN.....no she wasn't....She WAS a great Nurse Tech though. I don't know if her family knew the difference and I certainly won't disabuse them.
No matter, she was a wonderful person. I will miss her.