Originally posted by fab4fan
Sounds like a tricky way to get around differentiating between licensed and unlicensed personnel.
In fact, a lot like the hospital who had been calling (and I am not making this up) UAP's "NRN" which meant "non-registered nurse."
Oooh, good call, fab4fan--I'm sure you're right.
NON-REGISTERED NURSE? Does the state BON know about this?
I dunno--these kinds of things rarely accomplish what they set out to do, which is to improve the status or lend dignity to a job which traditionally has not had much. Flight attendants have had some success getting away from "stewardess", and changing "janitor" to "custodian" has been, what, 50% effective maybe, but how many of you call the garbageman a "sanitation worker" or "waste removal engineer" or whatever they call themselves? And for those who HAVE successfully changed their titles--has it fundamentally changed how the public perceives them?
Better to educate the public on what nurses do and who we are--and how much the profession has evolved in the past 50 years or so--than to try to hide from the stereotypes by changing our job titles.