Licensed Nurses Only - page 12

by wwfd 17,221 Views | 147 Comments

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 nursing students. Should these... Read More


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    I think all should be included......sneeches with and without stars together.
    MECO28 and klone like this.
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    Quote from eriksoln
    I just figured out/learned what OP stands for last week. We should make entire posts of just acronyms. We'd save a lot of space, well...............IDK if saving cyber-space counts but....................


    aklr viaops detrme aga gee ah hala bbc ota iva oda.


    See, what you don't realize is, I put the secret of a happy life in all acronyms in the above. Or was that "OMG WTH N/M"?
    Hmm...

    Triquee, SN, OMG, ***, OP, IDK, IBTL, TL;DR

    I am officially credentialed in acronyms.
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    Quote from cblnurse2be
    i dont think this should be limited. this forum has become a huge resource for me. it gives me something to look forward to( all the good outcomes/stories). i have no one in my family who is a nurse or in the profession, heck, i'm actually the first to attend college. from reading all the post about how the "true" profession is, i have come to realize that it will be hard and it's not always a piece of cake. but, even with knowing all of that it is still what i want to do. i've always had a passion for helping people and i will continue with my goal to do so. i have two little boys and it is very hard to do good in school and make it, so when i feel a little down and like it can never be done, this is where i come. it motivates me even more. i truly love this site! it's now a huge part of my life. i have come to realize that there still are some wonderful nurses in this world who truly care about their patients and that is very reassuring and inspirational! i especially love to hear stories from the ltc nurses who actually love their jobs and their patients. you don't see much of that where i live. anyways- sorry to ramble. but to the op- this was kind of offensive. remember- you were once a nursing student and a "wanna be nurse". everyone deserves support. didn't you want support during those hard years? i have no family around except my husband, this is my support! i am busting my tail to go through nursing and to be a great nurse who truly cares and i want to make sure that i can learn all that i can. there is no need in taking away something so wonderful from those of us who truly need it and it makes a difference. okay, i'll stop rambling now!
    before you scold the op, think about what she actually said. she didn't say nursing students, patients and wannabes ought to be banned from the site. what she said was there ought to be a forum just for licensed nurses -- much as there is a forum for students. i agree with her. i think there should be a forum where experienced nurses can vent about the job without having to read posts from student nurses and wannabes calling us mean or heartless for daring to have negative feelings about a patient or visitor.
    although as angry as those posts sometimes make me, they are somewhat entertaining . . . .
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    Quote from ruby vee
    before you scold the op, think about what she actually said. she didn't say nursing students, patients and wannabes ought to be banned from the site. what she said was there ought to be a forum just for licensed nurses -- much as there is a forum for students. i agree with her. i think there should be a forum where experienced nurses can vent about the job without having to read posts from student nurses and wannabes calling us mean or heartless for daring to have negative feelings about a patient or visitor.
    although as angry as those posts sometimes make me, they are somewhat entertaining . . . .
    i loved your response, it's funny because she was just venting and then there is an offended reader smh again. nobody knows what it is to be a nurse unless you have been a nurse, even being a student nurse does not come close to how it is in real life nursing, it's a tough job, we complain, we are tired but at the same time, we love what we do
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    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.
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    Quote from ruby vee
    before you scold the op, think about what she actually said. she didn't say nursing students, patients and wannabes ought to be banned from the site. what she said was there ought to be a forum just for licensed nurses -- much as there is a forum for students. i agree with her. i think there should be a forum where experienced nurses can vent about the job without having to read posts from student nurses and wannabes calling us mean or heartless for daring to have negative feelings about a patient or visitor.
    although as angry as those posts sometimes make me, they are somewhat entertaining . . . .

    Quote from wwfd
    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 nursing students. should these be truly a site where nurses can come and vent with no fear of being scolded for being "mean" or "burned out". would it make this a better site?
    hooked on phonics...

    as to there being a student section, licensed nurses aren't banned from the student section, in fact they're encouraged to post there.
    hiddencatRN likes this.
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    All nurses especially seasoned nurses should remember where they come from; how they were students, wanna-be-nurses, patients, and novice nurses at one time. This site can be used as a learning tool for nursing students and informative for patients seeking the nurses point of view or insight...remember to be thankful for your license it is a privilege and honorable but does not make one better than anyone else
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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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    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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    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?


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