More ignorance. Any wonder the public is confused! - page 5

by TakeTwoAspirin

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


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    She is misreprensenting herself. Someone needs to call her out on it. You cannot be a RN manager without having a RN license. Point.Blank.Period.
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    I agree w/some others - the whole little 'article' was weird. And yeah, if you can practice as an RN without a degree (which means there's no way you'd have a license either), then yeah, wow, you can do anything! Why have degrees or certificates? "I had model rockets when I was a kid, so uh, I could like, be an astronaut, right?" Sho' nuff!
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    I have no doubt this woman does zero patient care, does not work at a hospital and probably works at a nurse-temp agency who preferred to hire a nurse, but instead hired her.
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    Ha ha ha ha!!!...or maybe it's like this...do you concur?

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    I concur...Dr Welby

    The journalist doesn't get it, isn't well enough informed to get that she doesn't get it, and the person in the "RN Manager" role may well be in jeopardy.

    There is no way of knowing what she is actually doing, but the fact that they continue to refer to her as RN Manager suggests that something is not right here.
    Last edit by tewdles on Jan 21, '13
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    Ha ha - thanks for the 2 clips. And guess what movie I just added to my Netflix queue? :^) (I knew about it - and it's based on a true story, but had forgotten about it... so thanks).
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    Here is the letter I received today from Karla L. Miller


    Karla Miller <karla.miller@gmail.com>
    3:16 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me

    Hi Karen, and thanks for writing in. Yours is one of many comments I have received on this column, both online and in the Washington Post inbox, setting me straight on my response to the non-RN worker.

    I meant no disrespect to registered nurses, and certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone can do their work. I was focused entirely on the letter writer and her specific (purely administrative) job. But you and other knowledgeable readers have convinced me that the important issue is state law and her employer's misuse of the term "RN." Even though I think the letter writer has been honest and scrupulous with her employer, that may not be enough to protect her.

    I will definitely be running a follow-up in an upcoming column (to appear late February/early March) explaining how my advice fell short and urging the letter writer to protect herself.

    Thank you for explaining the issues and for giving me an opportunity to make amends. I hope you will keep reading and continue to keep me on track.
    Karla

    I just wanted to share this with everyone.
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    Quote from Pudnluv
    Here is the letter I received today from Karla L. Miller

    Karla Miller <karla.miller@gmail.com>
    3:16 PM (1 hour ago)
    to me

    Hi Karen, and thanks for writing in. Yours is one of many comments I have received on this column, both online and in the Washington Post inbox, setting me straight on my response to the non-RN worker.

    I meant no disrespect to registered nurses, and certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone can do their work. I was focused entirely on the letter writer and her specific (purely administrative) job. But you and other knowledgeable readers have convinced me that the important issue is state law and her employer's misuse of the term "RN." Even though I think the letter writer has been honest and scrupulous with her employer, that may not be enough to protect her.

    I will definitely be running a follow-up in an upcoming column (to appear late February/early March) explaining how my advice fell short and urging the letter writer to protect herself.

    Thank you for explaining the issues and for giving me an opportunity to make amends. I hope you will keep reading and continue to keep me on track.
    Karla

    I just wanted to share this with everyone.
    ^^^^YAY!!!!
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    All forgiven. Thank you pudluv for being our voice!
    Quote from Pudnluv
    Here is the letter I received today from Karla L. Miller


    Karla Miller <karla.miller@gmail.com>
    3:16 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me


    Hi Karen, and thanks for writing in. Yours is one of many comments I have received on this column, both online and in the Washington Post inbox, setting me straight on my response to the non-RN worker.

    I meant no disrespect to registered nurses, and certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone can do their work. I was focused entirely on the letter writer and her specific (purely administrative) job. But you and other knowledgeable readers have convinced me that the important issue is state law and her employer's misuse of the term "RN." Even though I think the letter writer has been honest and scrupulous with her employer, that may not be enough to protect her.

    I will definitely be running a follow-up in an upcoming column (to appear late February/early March) explaining how my advice fell short and urging the letter writer to protect herself.

    Thank you for explaining the issues and for giving me an opportunity to make amends. I hope you will keep reading and continue to keep me on track.
    Karla

    I just wanted to share this with everyone.
    tewdles likes this.
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    Yes, thank you PudnLuv!


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