Licensed Nurses Only - page 10

I just wanted to run this up the flagpole and see what response i got. How many of you on here believe that this site should be limited to only licensed nurses? No patients,no wanna be nurses and no... Read More

  1. Visit  Fribblet profile page
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    Quote from JacobK
    Gotta love someone who has only been on this site since April and only 20 posts saying we should close the site to a large portion of the users.
    Oh the irony.

    IT BURNS!
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  3. Visit  Fribblet profile page
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    I'm not sure why people are getting their panties all in a twist about this. This site already engages in divide and conquer tactics.

    Increase your private message quota to 500 max. Enable signature options, upload an avatar, profile picture, and much more. All Premium Members are provided with a new rank image next to their username to symbolize how important they are.
    Some members are already more important than others. :P

    ETA: I don't really care that some members are considered more important. It doesn't hurt my feelings any. But some people fail to realize that there are already tiers set out, and private forums already exist in the allnurses community.

    It's already divided. Some of us would just like a place to commiserate with fellow nurses without the whining, defensiveness, and boo-hooing of students and lay people.
    Last edit by Fribblet on May 27, '11
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  4. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from Altra
    I have been frequenting this site for nearly 8 years. When it became prominently listed in common search engines such as Google ... the influx of non-nurses was noticeable. And the overall tone of the postings subtly changed along with it.

    In what way?
  5. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    We can all learn to be respectful. I think that's the key.
    I think there's much wisdom in this and have to wholeheartedly agree.

    The anonymity of the internet makes it way too easy to post without regard to the feelings of others. There are some members that seem to intentionally post in this vein, or at least willfully disregard that their posts come across as nasty, even if they didn't set out for them to read that way. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but when the vast majority of the posts from these types of members are like this, it's difficult to believe that they don't know what they are doing. I also find myself sometimes wondering what these members are like in person, as nurses to their patients, or to co-workers, and if they are as nasty in real life as they are here.

    Others, such as myself, tend to be direct in their answers and sometimes just don't realize how their posts sound until they have had a chance to read them back, or until someone else points it out. I am working on this, but it isn't easy. I do try to compose my posts as if I were talking to that person face-to-face, but sometimes a post is so annoying that it is too much work to make my reply sound respectful and I just end up not posting at all.
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  6. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Also, sometimes a post may be taken the wrong way simply because it's very challenging to convey meaning when you're not face to face. For example, someone who intends humour or sarcasm could come off as nasty, even when that wasn't the intention of the poster.
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  7. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    Also, sometimes a post may be taken the wrong way simply because it's very challenging to convey meaning when you're not face to face. For example, someone who intends humour or sarcasm could come off as nasty, even when that wasn't the intention of the poster.
    Yes, I intended to include this and forgot.
  8. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    Quote from bagladyrn
    I'll agree with Ruby here. I really don't mind a disagreeing opinion or even (most times) a scolding from someone I view as a peer - a working nurse. However I do feel that those not in the same position should not be instructing me unless I specify that I want opinions from outside sources.
    A separate area specifically for working nurses to post with the understanding that answers would come from those "in the trenches" would be excellent.
    You do realize anyone can claim they are licensed to get into this exclusive forum you want? Or do you think everyone will openly give up such personal information on the Internet? Also does any nurse that worked for 30 years and retired last month not get in because they aren't workin? Surely they understand the woes of a working nurse. would only bed side nurses be allowed or can the nurse that works at the medi spa post?
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  9. Visit  aknottedyarn profile page
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    You do realize anyone can claim they are licensed to get into this exclusive forum you want? Or do you think everyone will openly give up such personal information on the Internet? Also does any nurse that worked for 30 years and retired last month not get in because they aren't workin? Surely they understand the woes of a working nurse. would only bed side nurses be allowed or can the nurse that works at the medi spa post?
    I am one of those old work horses that does not do active nursing anymore. I do enjoy reading about nursing today. I would hate to be kicked off or forced to put together some rather stretched truth about my current nursing in order to stay active on this site. (in fact I do a great deal of vol. work) I would be rather put out that it had become for elitist snobs who have forgotten who made the pay scale a liveable wage, who fought to get lifts to protect nurses backs, who fought to allow nurses to do nursing, not housekeeping. I am one of the old horses, not ready for the glue factory. I think I belong here.
  10. Visit  SpEdtacular profile page
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    I'm glad my husband is in healthcare because I just b*tch to him about the stupid and frustrating nonsense I encounter.

    Sometimes I can't help but wonder if people understand what "venting" is really about. By nature it is not positive or friendly. The whole purpose of venting is to get the mean, negative, frustrated, angry feelings that have accumulated out of your system so when you go back to work you don't flip out on the object of your frustration or have a nervous break down from the build up of stress. People aren't being mean and heartless. In fact I think people vent to spare the feelings of whomever they are venting about. If I didn't care about hurting someone's feelings I would go tell them what I really think but most of us do care about hurting someone's feelings so we complain about x doing y in a vent thread, get it out of our system, and move on.
  11. Visit  JacobK profile page
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    Quote from Fribblet
    Oh the irony.

    IT BURNS!
    What exactly are you referring to?
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  12. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    I am one of those old work horses that does not do active nursing anymore. I do enjoy reading about nursing today. I would hate to be kicked off or forced to put together some rather stretched truth about my current nursing in order to stay active on this site. (in fact I do a great deal of vol. work) I would be rather put out that it had become for elitist snobs who have forgotten who made the pay scale a liveable wage, who fought to get lifts to protect nurses backs, who fought to allow nurses to do nursing, not housekeeping. I am one of the old horses, not ready for the glue factory. I think I belong here.
    I agree, I hope you didn't take my post as it being how I think it should be. Whether you were retired or still doing stuff on the side but not active bed-side, I think you still would have a great deal to offer. But I tend to be able to learn something and take something from just about anyone or experience, whether it be taking something good or bad.

    Quote from JacobK
    What exactly are you referring to?
    I was trying to figure that out myself.
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  13. Visit  wwfd profile page
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    Quote from JacobK
    Gotta love someone who has only been on this site since April and only 20 posts saying we should close the site to a large portion of the users.

    I know this site was indispensable not only for getting a feeling about nursing and what the job entails but also helping me get into a program.

    Brian, the site's creator, was a student nurse when he started the forum.
    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...as-505687.html

    I'm also a little disheartened by how many posters are saying that Nursing Students and "wannabes" should be banned.

    As for having "Vent" posts interrupted, it seems to me that too often "Vent" posts are simply a user bashing on one type of license/degree/age-group/patient-type, and then using "this is just a vent post" to defend against all criticism.
    The irony here is you are bashing me for trying to exclude some people because of their lack of experience but the make note of my short time on this site as disqualifying me from having an opinion. logic much?

    and for the record i don't think how long i have been a member here should be a factor in whether i can voice an opinion or start a discussion. "that being said" i have been a member here for several years but left for awhile and then came back and could not remember username so i just started with a new one.
    does that give me the right to voice a opinion, can i be a member of the club now?

    i started this discussion with no hostile thought or agenda. i truly wanted feedback on how other nurses here felt about this issue, and instead for the most part i have been insulted and told i had not been a member here long enough or that i was a burnout.
    so fine, i give. things should stay just like they are and i will go back to rarely coming to this site. and to all the posters who bashed me for starting this discussion....well you win.
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  14. Visit  SpEdtacular profile page
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    I think most of us took your question at face value. As Joanna73 said there's no inflection when reading a post and some people tend to read too much into things, take them personally, and get defensive. They have narcissistic traits if you will.
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