Every so often we get a suggestion that we only allow licensed nurses to post on allnurses. I've always resisted that idea because I like interacting with students and other from all walks of life.
Now (as I can sense already people composing their flamage) I do get baited into arguments for which I take total responsibility, but I do not fire off a grenade to someone I've never encountered here before.
Lately however, and maybe this is due to the horrible job market - I am really not sure but the amount of venom being directed at us "seasoned" (hurl I hate that word) is way out of hand especially when you consider there are really not that many of us. The amount of age-ism and disrespect here lately is unlike anything I've seen, and since the adage is always that the "young are eaten" there is a tolerance for things here that are inappropriate when the young eat the old. Not to put a too fine point on it - but how long would a thread last that said "clueless airhead new nurses need to go back to school".
As far as I'm concerned there is no difference between a "second-career pre-nursing student" trashing us than any other member of the public.
I know we will never have a "licensed only corner" but I have a screenshot of a banner on the cop forum that is simple straightforward and not discouraging of input at all and I wonder what others might think of putting something like that
above the threads.