What defines a professional nurse?
Oct 9, '03
ainz, i await YOUR answer to this question as it's been tackled by many of us here before.
also, I await your tutelage on the language of administration...and how we ---YES I WILL SAY IT---professional nurses communicate so we are not seen as whiny, bitter, powerless, greedy little people. That IS what was inferred before....
I believe, even though I (as yet) lack a baccalaureate degree, I am a consummate professional. But this IS JMO, as always.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 9, '03
Alisdair Cooke (very elderly, respected USA-UK journalist) defines being a professional as:
'a professional does his best work - even when he doesn't feel like it'
I've always kept that in mind.
Another 'item' close to my heart on this subject is that a profession nurtures and teaches its own.
I know we've done this before, but I like to know what newer members are now thinking.
Last edit by indie on Oct 10, '03