Nursing image and nursing shortage

  1. Hi,
    I graduated from a diploma program (last class D/T 4 year degree push) and have worked in my chosen profession since then. For the last 22 years, I have been in Home care. In May of 2003, I began a RN to BSN program finally the stars were all aligned!!!! This has been a great program and has validated what knowledge I have gained over the years.
    Currently, I am in the middle of a project for this course on Nursing image and the nursing shortage. Because of my home care focus, I am out of sync with other specialties. I would appreciate any feedback you have concerning:
    1. the push to have all nurses degreed
    2. articles that state nurses are not easily identified
    by both their dress and behaviior ie. clean up after MD's,
    appear to defer to MD's-ie. "I have to ask the doctor-
    instead of "I will consult with the doctor"
    3. do you feel your nursing management effectively deals
    with issues that concern their staff-for example-I was talking
    to a nurse who was teaching a patient about diabetes and
    the physican who was an Indian (not an American
    indian) went ballistic on her and yelled at her in front of
    other staff that she could not do that-nothing was said
    to this physician.
    4. Do you think that if the nursing shortage (if you think
    there is one) continues-will nursing continue to be devalued
    and nursing tasks will be assingned to non-nursing staff?
    5. What do you say to people who express an interest in
    nursing and do you recommend a degreed program?
    I realize this is lengthy. I appreciate any feedback you are willing to give.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Cyndy
    Last edit by Cynthia1950 on May 28, '04
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   QueenNurse
    Too much for one thread. Try asking each question separately.

    And Cindy, just a word to the wise, you have posted a lot of personal information on the internet. Please be very careful in doing this. An open thread like this is not the place for you to give this much info. We've already seen some people have their posts come back and bite them in the b**t and I'd hate to see that happening to you.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    All of these subjects have been addressed numerous times in past threads here. So if you do not get alot of feedback here, try doing a search through the archives for these things. You will find many hotly-debated opinions there.

    Best wishes and I agree with the above poster; you may want to edit your post to remove your real name and where you live for safety and privacy reasons! Good luck!
  5. by   Cynthia1950
    Quote from QueenNurse
    Too much for one thread. Try asking each question separately.

    And Cindy, just a word to the wise, you have posted a lot of personal information on the internet. Please be very careful in doing this. An open thread like this is not the place for you to give this much info. We've already seen some people have their posts come back and bite them in the b**t and I'd hate to see that happening to you.
    Thank you
    Cyndy
  6. by   Cynthia1950
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    All of these subjects have been addressed numerous times in past threads here. So if you do not get alot of feedback here, try doing a search through the archives for these things. You will find many hotly-debated opinions there.

    Best wishes and I agree with the above poster; you may want to edit your post to remove your real name and where you live for safety and privacy reasons! Good luck!
    Thank you
    CP

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