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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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    Not only should it be licensed nurses only, it should only be RNs. Yes, let's exclude the LPNs & LVNs. In fact, it should only be RNs educated with a BSN or higher, because those Diploma and ADN grads have no idea what they're talking about half the time anyways.

    Give me a break - it's this type segregation that cause rifts within our profession in real life. Let's not bring that to a message board on the internet.

    [If you're mad after reading this, re-read with with a HEAVY helping of sarcasm and try to find it humorous, as that was my intent.]
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    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?

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    Quote from Reno1978
    Not only should it be licensed nurses only, it should only be RNs. Yes, let's exclude the LPNs & LVNs. In fact, it should only be RNs educated with a BSN or higher, because those Diploma and ADN grads have no idea what they're talking about half the time anyways.

    Give me a break - it's this type segregation that cause rifts within our profession in real life. Let's not bring that to a message board on the internet.

    [If you're mad after reading this, re-read with with a HEAVY helping of sarcasm and try to find it humorous, as that was my intent.]
    I fully agree with the post above. Personally, I find the original post pretty offensive because the OP makes it sounds like having a licence somehow makes a person better than all the non-licenced students/soon-to-be-students/wanna-be students.

    I'm only in my second year of NS and this site has helped address many of my concerns about nursing school and nursing in general, especially because nobody in my family or among my friends is in nursing. Members on this site are at times my main source of support, encouragement and valuable information.

    Frankly, this is the internet and if you want a place to go vent without being scolded you're out of luck. Even a website limited to licenced-nurses only will have plenty of people that disagree with you.
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    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?
    Nope I don't feel it should be limited. This site was a HUGE resource and help to me as a pre-nursing student and as a student and now it will help me as a new nurse. Even patients can offer a unique insight. I was a patient for many years and the kind of nurses I had is what helped mold me into the kind of nurse I want to be or don't want to be.

    Not to mention, sometimes it would be beneficial to some nurses to know what it's like to be a patient. (those that haven't). It takes all kinds to make the world go round and I don't often see patients even posting here. Primarily it's people in some way related to the nursing field.

    Nursing students are your future co-workers and they make up a large part of this board and probably need the help and guidance of experienced and new nurses more then anyone else.

    Just my thoughts and I am officially an RN now so I guess I get a say! Although next I am sure New Graduate nurses will be included in the "not allowed" list too!


    ETA: There is a private forum for premium members so there is always an option to upgrade your membership and have access to the private forums
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    Me personally I could care less.
    I can weed through all the newbies and the whining. I actually sometimes enjoy reading about their unreal expectations and naive ideals. The mindset that has yet to be tainted by actually having to WORK.
    (Oh, it's too hard... I just can't do it...I never thought it would be this bad... hysterical).


    I'm not here for the kudos and group hugs. Every now and then there are interesting and informative posts.
    What brought me here was the "507,898 Nurses talking about nursing" at the top of the forum. So there are the kiddies too. So what, it's fun yanking their chains...
    Last edit by EmergencyNrse on May 26, '11
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    HAHA I am sure a few of the students feel the same about some of the whining licensed nurses and annoy them just to yank their chains too!

    Me personally, Nursing school was far from the hardest thing I have had to endure in life and I knew all about hard work way before attending nursing school. I enjoy reading posts from everyone but I think I most enjoy seeing the excited posts from the pre nursing students.
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    Quote from Fribblet
    Case and point.
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    Quote from emergencynrse
    me personally i could care less.
    i can weed through all the newbies and the whining. i actually sometimes enjoy reading about their unreal expectations and naive ideals. the mindset that has yet to be tainted by actually having to work.
    (oh, it's too hard... i just can't do it...i never thought it would be this bad... hysterical).


    i'm not here for the kudos and group hugs. every now and then there are interesting and informative posts.
    what brought me here was the "507,898 nurses talking about nursing" at the top of the forum. so there are the kiddies too. so what, it's fun yanking their chains...

    i loved this post emergecynrse......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    about 1 year ago, i wrote a long post that i got a lot of heat from!

    i was very frustrated after reading about a million of those above mentioned posts about the work and how hard it is, mixed in with the ones that started with..." i am about to start nursing school and i wonder what type of nurse practitioner i will become" or "i am a new nurse and all of the other nurses are mean to me because i am so pretty" (yes, there were many for awhile)...the post was called something like "where are all of the seasoned nurses?"...and yes, i got mixed reviews. i didn't want to exclude non licensed people per se, but maybe have an area that the students can stick to or something....

    it's funny, i don't feel so strongly anymore. maybe i've gotten immune from reading them...i did have to take a break and didn't read for several months, but now i just do what emergencynurse says-weed thru all of the newbies and the whining and try to be supportive and helpful when the situation warrents it.
    diva rn
    (and i am far from a new nurse:d)
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    Quote from diva rn
    i loved this post emergecynrse......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    about 1 year ago, i wrote a long post that i got a lot of heat from!

    i was very frustrated after reading about a million of those above mentioned posts about the work and how hard it is, mixed in with the ones that started with..." i am about to start nursing school and i wonder what type of nurse practitioner i will become" or "i am a new nurse and all of the other nurses are mean to me because i am so pretty" (yes, there were many for awhile)...the post was called something like "where are all of the seasoned nurses?"...and yes, i got mixed reviews. i didn't want to exclude non licensed people per se, but maybe have an area that the students can stick to or something....

    it's funny, i don't feel so strongly anymore. maybe i've gotten immune from reading them...i did have to take a break and didn't read for several months, but now i just do what emergencynurse says-weed thru all of the newbies and the whining and try to be supportive and helpful when the situation warrents it.
    diva rn
    (and i am far from a new nurse:d)

    i remember that post because i think it was you that told me i was ok lol!

    we do try to keep the posts where they should be. i know in the student forums i am always moving posts about state specific schools to the proper state forums. sometimes though people newer to the site might not know how to navigate to the right forums or want feedback from nurses.

    if a thread is in the wrong forum you can always report it so it's flagged and one of the staff members can move it to the forum. with the amount of posting that goes on it's easy to miss stuff and it makes it easier when we are made aware of problems.
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    [quote=~Mi Vida Loca~RN;5175157[B]]I remember that post because I think it was you that told me I was OK LOL![/B]

    We do try to keep the posts where they should be. I know in the student forums I am always moving posts about state specific schools to the proper state forums. Sometimes though people newer to the site might not know how to navigate to the right forums or want feedback from nurses.

    Vida~

    Yea, you got me, but I am flying under the radar now, it was under a different name...had to change it b/c I changed my email account/anyway it was me... and you are OK!
    diva rn
    aka (sws)
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