Licensed Nurses Only - page 2

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  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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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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  3. Visit  EmergencyNrse profile page
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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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  4. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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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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  5. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Quote from Fribblet
    Case and point.
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  6. Visit  diva rn profile page
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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)
  7. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  diva rn profile page
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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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  9. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    i would love to have a forum or two that allows only licensed nurses. it would be nice to be able to vent without someone jumping in to tell us how heartless we are, and when they're through school they'll have so much more compassion, and perhaps we should all go find a different career because we're too mean to be nurses.

    if all the students, wannabe students and information seekers would use a bit of common sense and not jump into a vent thread and bash someone over something they know nothing about, the forums would be a better place.

    common sense, unfortunately, is not all that common anymore.
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  10. Visit  RNforLongTime profile page
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    I would love to have a forum or two that allows only licensed nurses. It would be nice to be able to vent without someone jumping in to tell us how heartless we are, and when they're through school they'll have so much more compassion, and perhaps we should all go find a different career because we're too mean to be nurses.

    If all the students, wannabe students and information seekers would use a bit of common sense and not jump into a vent thread and bash someone over something they know nothing about, the forums would be a better place.

    Common sense, unfortunately, is not all that common anymore.
    Hear hear!!! I agree! Unless you've walked a mile in my shoes...please refrain from making comments.
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  11. Visit  SpEdtacular profile page
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    No matter what there will always be people who criticize vent posts or complain how difficult and unfair everything is. Plus, wasn't the founder of allnurses.com a student nurse when the website was founded?
  12. Visit  eriksoln profile page
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    http://allnurses.com/comments-and-su...ot-395094.html

    My experience with this subject was: Started the above thread. Seemed to have a lot of people on my side about it too. Some people chimed in about it being "a free world" and some about "getting different perspectives" but as a whole, I felt like a lot of people agreed with me.

    If you read through the entire thread...............I'm chugging along, arguing this/that point and all of a sudden..........I stopped. I even redirected a bit in the thread. Reason being was that I had been talking to someone who frequents this site who was, at the time, not a nurse (or, as you call it, a wanna-be-nurse). I liked the person and, well, after a few exchanges, I reversed my opinion/stance on the whole matter.

    What the person I was talking to (via PMs) convinced me of, probably without knowing, was that in order to be "nurses only" we would be throwing out the good non-nurses with the bad ones. Like the saying goes, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water." I came to this conclusion because, well, keeping the non-nurses around that I enjoy talking to was more important that being rid of the obnoxious ones.

    Hows the other saying go? "Can't have your cake and eat it too." I see a lot of things that make me wonder if some sort of screening wouldn't improve a lot of things around here (notice the influx of accounts who come in, post once or twice, start a very big debate, then leave). But, to be free of them would also mean not hearing from the non-nurses I do enjoy hearing from...................soooooo, I'd vote "No" to restricting access.
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  13. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I think the name says it all: ALL nurses.

    We mean to be a safe haven for nursing students, pre nursing students, LPNs, RNs and people interested in nursing.

    Great feedback btw.
  14. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I became a member of this site in early 2005, back when I was a student in an LVN program in California. These forums have been informative during several career transitions over the years: former factory worker and LVN student (2005), new grad LVN (2006), RN student (2009), new grad RN (2010), and so forth. Without the great advice and information on this website, I think I might be in a very different place today.

    It would have been a shame to have been barred from these forums as a student. I think everyone can take something valuable from this site.


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