Experienced Nurses Only - page 2

No replies from students please! Nurses, are you frustrated with trying to read theses forums only to find that most of the posts are from students or nurse wanna-be's looking for medical advice?... Read More

  1. by   luvmy2angels
    Ever think that experienced nurses may actually learn something from students?? After all, the medical field is forever changing and advancing in technology and information. New things are being discovered every day about diseases, prevention, techniques etc. Some of the nurses I have worked with after i graduated are so far back in the dark ages and unable to accept new ideas, they are doing things to their patients that could be done a better and more efficient way and with less harm to the patient, but they seem to have the same narrow minded attitude that you have.
    So to your suggestion I say....








  2. by   jojotoo
    Quote from luvmy2angels
    Ever think that experienced nurses may actually learn something from students?? After all, the medical field is forever changing and advancing in technology and information. New things are being discovered every day about diseases, prevention, techniques etc. Some of the nurses I have worked with after i graduated are so far back in the dark ages and unable to accept new ideas, they are doing things to their patients that could be done a better and more efficient way and with less harm to the patient, but they seem to have the same narrow minded attitude that you have.
    So to your suggestion I say....













    Good point!!
  3. by   htrn
    Quote from jojotoo
    Good point!!

    That's alot nicer than being flamed - I like that one much better.

    I really enjoy the postings from nursing students - It wasn't that long ago (5 years) since I was a student. Let's face it, we were all students at one time - and the best nurses will always be students, always learning something. If it wasn't for the 'experienced' nurses taking time to teach us, listen to us and mentor us - we would have never become 'experienced' nurses ourselves.

    If you want to make a board for experienced nurses only - go for it - but please leave the option open for student and inexperienced nurses to read these threads so that they can learn and either PM or ask questions in another forum.

    I love students that want to learn. Students that know it all drive me crazy. Nurses that can't stand students drive me crazy!!!

    And last but not least - we need nurses - and we need young nurses because a large percentage of us are going to kick the bucket at the same time.

    As for bad grammer, spelling, etc... After working my first noc shift and being up 30 hours, and not being able to go to bed until I check this freaking website (can you say addicted) - my spelling, grammer, typing, etc... is bound to be goofy.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    well i dont even know what to think here. i am a nurse and have been since birth..but cant spell or for sh*t . however, i am also a student and look to this board and the more exerienced nurses to make it through. there are forums for experienced nurses icu,er, geri all of thoses are for the experienced nurse. i dont run into alot of students asking for medical advise.. i run into alot of everyone asking medical advise. then they learn the rules and all is well. what i mostly see is students looking for some positve feedback and experiences from the seasoned nurses on here. they are only trying to make it just like you were at one point.... remember you were a "nurse wanna be" at one time....




    Quote from runningwithscissors
    no replies from students please!

    nurses, are you frustrated with trying to read theses forums only to find that most of the posts are from students or nurse wanna-be's looking for medical advice? you can usually tell them by the poor grammer.

    can we have a forum created for experienced nurses only to post?

    no flames, let's just be honest here.
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    Then there is another question. What qualifies one as a experienced nurse?
  6. by   DaFreak71
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    No replies from students please!

    Nurses, are you frustrated with trying to read theses forums only to find that most of the posts are from students or nurse wanna-be's looking for medical advice? You can usually tell them by the poor grammer.

    Can we have a forum created for experienced nurses only to post?

    No flames, let's just be honest here.
    Hi,

    There is a student nurse forum, but where exactly are the students suppose to post when they want the advice of an experienced nurse, such as yourself? I know that Daytonite is vigilant about keeping up with the student forums, which is great because he/she has a wealth of incredible information, but students will reach a broader audience by asking experienced nurses. There are questions we students have that can't be answered by other students.

    Considering that you just joined the forums a few weeks ago, I'd hold off on judgement until you've been around awhile. Sorry that you are frustrated by grammatical errors, but I think you'll find that it is commonplace and not something that only students or "wanna-be's" are guilty of.

    I don't know what could be gained by making forums exclusive. Students will still want to read what the more experienced nurses have to say about issues. Considering that we students are your future co-workers, one would think that you'd have a vested interest in guiding us or telling it like it really is. If you are that bothered by having to read posts by students, just skip them as you find them. Allnurses.com is a huge site, there's something for everybody but it's not like everybody can have this site tailored to their individual wishes/quirks.

    Signed,
    Just a student :wink2:
  7. by   RunningWithScissors
    I still would like to see a forum specifically for PRACTICING RN's, a safe place to vent and bounce things off each other.

    But, as I see already from responses on this thread, students can't seem to follow directions and not post where they're not asked to.

    So, as with everything in nursing, another good idea down the drain due to lack of support. Nothing will ever change in this profession.

    Signing off.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    That is exactly what I thought you would say!!!! PRACTICING RN's... There is no rule against students posting anywhere...You should feel good that a student or other less experienced nurse may ask you a question and seek your advise. Everyone is here to learn from one another and share ideas .. There is nothing good about this idea imho.... having a seperate forum for RN's so you can sit and talk about the same stuff you already do in the established forums. Dont you think there is a chance that other people could add to a conversation and make it better with their own experience and not be a RN? You need a reality check.... but you are right about one thing .Nothing will ever change in this profession ... and this thread is the reason why...

    Signed,
    A Experienced LVN



    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    I still would like to see a forum specifically for PRACTICING RN's, a safe place to vent and bounce things off each other.

    But, as I see already from responses on this thread, students can't seem to follow directions and not post where they're not asked to.

    So, as with everything in nursing, another good idea down the drain due to lack of support. Nothing will ever change in this profession.

    Signing off.
  9. by   bcskittlez
    RunningWithScissors, I agree with you on having a Experienced Nursing Forum. Actually it would only be fair since we have a graduate nursing forum and a student forum. I would also like to read JUST answers from nurses on things sometimes instead of fishing through people like me. Yes, I have no nursing experience what so ever. I'm a wanna-be, just like you you-sta-be. Good suggestion, I just think you could have said it better. Maybe that is why alot of ideas go down the drain. And let me look back up.... are you a moderator??? Because it seems as though you just suggested that students couldn't post on "this" thread. I didnt know that Experienced Nurses had that kind of power here. This also kind of makes me think. Hypothesis: Is this one of the reasons why alot of new students quit and never become experienced nurses? Is it because they are constantly being shoved aside? Were you treated this way when you first became a nurse? Just curious.
    Last edit by bcskittlez on Oct 6, '06
  10. by   txspadequeenRN
    No she it not a mod and she is also brand new here. However, she wants a forum just for experienced practicing RN's and no one else.. You are right she did ask students not to post on this thread....


    Quote from Skittlez
    RunningWithScissors, I agree with you on having a Experienced Nursing Forum. Actually it would only be fair since we have a graduate nursing forum and a student forum. I would also like to read JUST answers from nurses on things sometimes instead of fishing through people like me. Yes, I have no nursing experience what so ever. I'm a wanna-be, just like you you-sta-be. Good suggestion, I just think you could have said it better. Maybe that is why alot of ideas go down the drain. And let me look back up.... are you a moderator??? Because it seems as though you just suggested that students couldn't post on "this" thread. I didnt know that Experienced Nurses had that kind of power here. This also kind of makes me think. Hypothesis: Is this one of the reasons why alot of new students quit and never become experienced nurse? Is it because they are constantly being shoved aside? Were you treated this way when you first became a nurse? Just curious.
  11. by   np_wannabe
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    But, as I see already from responses on this thread, students can't seem to follow directions and not post where they're not asked to.

    So, as with everything in nursing, another good idea down the drain due to lack of support. Nothing will ever change in this profession.

    Signing off.

    Wow. I guess we're not worthy of all of your brilliant ideas, perfect grammEr, and ability to follow directions.....:selfbonk:
  12. by   RN34TX
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    I still would like to see a forum specifically for PRACTICING RN's, a safe place to vent and bounce things off each other.

    But, as I see already from responses on this thread, students can't seem to follow directions and not post where they're not asked to.

    So, as with everything in nursing, another good idea down the drain due to lack of support. Nothing will ever change in this profession.

    Signing off.
    I don't think that your idea is all that bad and I think that it could get supported, I think it's just that your OP started out as being very offensive so the idea got lost in the message.

    If I'm understanding you correctly, this is how I'm interpreting it:

    You had a horrid day at work or something unusual happened, and you just want to vent or find out if the same thing happens to other nurses in other units/hospitals, and want input/advice from others who've been there or just want some understanding and support and need to vent......

    Then a student pops in with a "Oh my God, I'm about to graduate and this post is scaring me-did I make a mistake to enter nursing?" or "Do all nurses get bitter/burned out or have bad attitudes like that?" when all you want to do is vent or get some input from people who've been where you are.

    If that is where you are going with this, then yes, I see it happen to threads and I really don't like seeing the topics turn into consoling/counseling nervous students or comments about "bad attitudes" because they are still in a very idealistic stage of the profession and lack the experience to really understand where you're coming from but.......

    They really can't help but to be curious about what's being discussed by experienced people and they want to be as informed as much as possible about "real world" nursing as well as decide what area they want to work in after graduating.

    I sometimes get curious about changing specialties so I'll pop in a specialty forum and find out what goes on in the cath lab, for example, or another area that I'm clueless about. I'm not trying to invade, just want to find out some info.
  13. by   luvmy2angels
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    I still would like to see a forum specifically for PRACTICING RN's, a safe place to vent and bounce things off each other.

    But, as I see already from responses on this thread, students can't seem to follow directions and not post where they're not asked to.

    So, as with everything in nursing, another good idea down the drain due to lack of support. Nothing will ever change in this profession.

    Signing off.
    Just curious...were you BORN a nurse??? That must be an awesome experience, to have become an RN without ever having to be a student!! Congrats to you. I hope you don't express this type of attitude towards your patients because you sure don't come across as a kind, caring or supportive person. How can you talk about LACK OF SUPPORT when that is exactely what you are doing by wanting to ban students from posting?? To me that isn't being very supportive of your fellow future nurses. You are right though, as long as there are nurses with YOUR attitude, things in this profession will never chnage. It is a shame....

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