More ignorance. Any wonder the public is confused! - page 3

The ignorance evident in this article is just staggering to me. No wonder the general public is confused.... Read More

  1. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    There is thread going on here at AN that basically wonders how nursing schools can continue pumping out grads when the market is saturated.

    Well, I think journalism schools need to held responsible for the same offense! We have gotten to the point where "journalists" have to fill columns like the one in question here with falsehoods and outright dangerous information.

    Maybe this columnist should talk to one of the "can't find a job as a new grad" lawyers (since law schools also have over-saturated the market) and this person can notify her that she shouldn't tell those who come to her for advice to keep doing something that could be illegal.
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  3. Visit  RN in training profile page
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    This is me, throwing a big ol fat BS flag up in the air. I mean, why am I killing myself in my senior semester of nursing school if I could just interview super ultra mega great and impress them with the skills I've learned so far in school? Bc obviously I'm as skilled as an RN if THAT chick is. Maybe I'll drop out and start work now! Deurrr.
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  4. Visit  Pudnluv profile page
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    While looking up info about this so-called journalist, it seems that maybe she is not a "real" journalist. Apparently, the Washington Post held some kind of contest, and she won and got the columnist spot. My suggestion is to bombard the editors of the Washington Post with emails so they know what kind of person they have giving out this kind of advice.

    Oh, and it was a typo that I did spot and catch, before sending out the email. It should read, crime of omission, not crime of admission.
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  5. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    I will be very interested to see if this journalist responds to pudnluv's letter.
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  6. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    While looking up info about this so-called journalist, it seems that maybe she is not a "real" journalist. Apparently, the Washington Post held some kind of contest, and she won and got the columnist spot. My suggestion is to bombard the editors of the Washington Post with emails so they know what kind of person they have giving out this kind of advice.

    Oh, and it was a typo that I did spot and catch, before sending out the email. It should read, crime of omission, not crime of admission.
    "Guest" journalist...pfffffft!!!!! The LEAST she could do is be KNOWLEDGABLE about WHAT she is talking about!!! I hope we can get enough complaints to the editor so that we can AT LEAST have a printed retraction or something...
    Can you give me the contact Pudnluv???? Thanks!!
  7. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Hahahahahahaaaa

    Oh, wow...
  8. Visit  Pudnluv profile page
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    You can write to wpmagazine@washpost.com. Or go to the Washington Post, click on Opinions and there should be a link to letters to the editors. I wrote to both.
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  9. Visit  BonnieSc profile page
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    I got the feeling from the letter that the woman is an LPN, or possibly an MA or someone with a lot of medical office experience. She doesn't say she has the same skills as an RN--she says she has the skills to do the job. That is certainly possible! In fact, it is EVIDENT--she's doing a good job, based on her description of her current status. And she isn't managing RNs, though it sounds like other people in the same position may be managing RNs.

    Sometimes jobs are "RN preferred" and they end up hiring someone else. Doesn't mean that person is trying to pass herself off as an RN.

    In other words: simmer down.
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  10. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from BonnieSc
    I got the feeling from the letter that the woman is an LPN, or possibly an MA or someone with a lot of medical office experience. She doesn't say she has the same skills as an RN--she says she has the skills to do the job. That is certainly possible! In fact, it is EVIDENT--she's doing a good job, based on her description of her current status. And she isn't managing RNs, though it sounds like other people in the same position may be managing RNs.Sometimes jobs are "RN preferred" and they end up hiring someone else. Doesn't mean that person is trying to pass herself off as an RN.In other words: simmer down.
    But she said her employees refer to her as the "RN manager". That's fraud, no two ways about it. And I like how at the end of her "advice" Karla says they should change the job description to "RN or equivalent experience". The only people who have equivalent experience to a RN are.... RNs.
  11. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    You can write to wpmagazine@washpost.com. Or go to the Washington Post, click on Opinions and there should be a link to letters to the editors. I wrote to both.
    Thanks, Pudnluv!!
  12. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    But she said her employees refer to her as the "RN manager". That's fraud, no two ways about it. And I like how at the end of her "advice" Karla says they should change the job description to "RN or equivalent experience". The only people who have equivalent experience to a RN are.... RNs.
    Exactly, Brandon, hence most if us being up in arms about it and the advice...her words not ours...sounds like the person is a FRAUD....or, maybe the person shouldn't have written to Karla and asked us at AN...that would've cleared up this issue by now...*just a thought*...
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  13. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from BonnieSc
    In other words: simmer down.
    The thing that really upset me was that this "journalist" (or whatever the heck she is) implied...no, flat out said, that an RN license is an "irrelevant standard." That is pretty insulting to anyone who paid their way through school and then passed the NCLEX. Are you an RN? Does it not bother you that someone is saying that your education and your license are irrelevant? I think you better understand what people are upset about before you tell them to simmer down.
    Last edit by psu_213 on Jan 20, '13
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  14. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Also, it's pretty insulting that she applied for a RN position saying, "I'm not a nurse, but I have all the skills needed for the job." No, no you do not. And how about Karla calling a RN licence "some irrelevant qualification" Really?
    Well, let's put her on a med/surg floor with a buttload of sick people and see how far her 'nursing skills' go. She'd being peeing down her legs in minutes.


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