I agree, that comment was a bit disrespectful.
My screen name is BrandyBSN, although I will not have my BSN until May. I am a STUDENT NURSE, as well as a NURSING STUDENT. Anyone who provides care to another is a NURSE.
Webster's Dictionary defines the word "nurse"as
one that looks after, fosters, or advises, or a person who is skilled or trained in caring for the sick or infirm.
as STUDENT NURSES, we do that. No where in that definition does it specify that a test is required to fit that definition.
We are Nurses, many here are already LPNs, many are already RNs, many of us don't have a license yet, but that does not mean that we are not nurses. Please keep in mind that Florence Nightingale never passed the NCLEX, niether did Lillian Wald, or any other historical nurses. Would you claim that they were not nurses because they never took a test? How silly.
My heart goes out to all student NURSES, for it is our hearts that make us nurses, our hands that touch lives and make a difference, with, or without a passing test score.