Put those boxing gloves on again

  1. You notice every time the subjects of ANA or RN VS LPN comes up there seems to be a all out war around here. And to be honest with you I don't completly understand why these two subjects always brings out the worst in alot of people. If you want to be part of ANA go where your heart tells you I dont live noone life but my own. And as far as RN VS LPN come on that should have been solved long time ago. WE are all in the nursing Field. So maybe with nurses week here we should take the gloves off for one week?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   AnneD
    Amen. Heaven knows there is enough work to go around. As long as someone comes in willing to work and be professional about it I could care less what their education level is. As far as I can tell, there will be a need for every level of skill and education. Not every one can or wants to be RN's with BSN's and until there is more reward for it(other than a warm feeling), or assistance in obtaining it,we will continue with what we have now(if we are lucky). I love LVN's and CNA's...you rock!!!
  4. by   Future LPN Sheryl
    Thank You, from a CNA and a future LPN

    [ May 05, 2001: Message edited by: Future LPN Sheryl ]
  5. by   Mijourney
    Hi kjmta57. I agree that Nurses Week should be a catalyst for the growth and union of all nursing staff 365 days a year.

    Unfortuately, debates can and do get heated on this board regarding the issues of the ANA and titles. The fact that they are discussed so much demonstrates the impact they have on our profession.

    I do feel that making our opinions known on these topics are important, because they are frequently a source of contention in reality.

    It's a shame nurses as a group won't be the ones to settle these issues but rather changes in the economy, chanes in health/medical care payment structures, advanced technology, changing demographics, and changes in the health/medical delivery system.
  6. by   Kris10lnC
    I still say it's discrimination. If we're liscenced by the board of nursing , as "nurses" . then ANA is discriminating.

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Put those boxing gloves on again