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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... Read More

  1. Visit  canigraduate profile page
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    It would make me sad to have to leave. There are a lot of students who, like me, had zero experience of what it meant to be a nurse. I have never been hospitalized and only had to visit the hospital with family a handful of times. I had no idea what a nurse did until I started coming to this site when I began my very first pre-nursing class. All I knew was what was shown on TV, and you all know how accurate that was.

    I have learned a lot about nursing from this site. And I have had my share of scolding, some of which has helped me grow into a better person and opened my mind to new perspectives.

    Besides, nurses scold, too. And I think y'all are hardest on each other.
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  3. Visit  hiddencatRN 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?
    No way. I found this site as a pre pre nursing student and it was very helpful in figuring out the prerequisite and application process, picking a school, doing well in that school, and transitioning to the role of a new grad nurse. I've also had the opportunity to help those that are coming after me which I've carried over in to the real world. This site has helped me form realistic expectations at every step that I truly believe to be instrumental in allowing me to embrace the learning process rather than be completely anxious about it. It helped socialize me in to the field early on which meant as a nursing student I was able to avoid some of the worst faux pas nursing students can make.

    I do not think I'd have the same interest in this site if I hadn't developed a relationship with it prior to becoming a nurse. I think the site is valuable because it IS the resource it is.
  4. Visit  bubblymom373 profile page
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    This site should stay just the way it is. Why mess with success?
  5. Visit  krissy_mack profile page
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    This site is WAY more than just "venting"!! Nurses just dint complain about their job all day. I'm sure most of them love what they do for a living so they don't need to vent everyday. I am only a CNA but a soon to be nursing student. Yea sometimes at work we cn get burned out or over worked but trust me we take the good with the bad!!
  6. Visit  TinyRNgrl profile page
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    I agree with many that I used this site while in Nsg school and even now to post questions and get feed back. We do for the most part offer a lot of support for each other and do have a place..(for the most part) where we can come and vent. What I am SICK AND TIRED OF, and unfortunatly it will continue I am sure, is the pt's that have not a clue what it is like to be a RN in the ER day in and day out that post about how awful and heartless we are because blah blah blah. Get a life and get off our NURSING site. Don't for a minute judge us until you are a NURSE and have an idea what it is like.
    Ok. I feel better.
    rnccf2007, diva rn, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
  7. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    I'm sure that the only thing that would change is a lot of unlicensed, wanna-be, student nurses, etc would sign up anyway. Then we would have unlicensed being anonymously pretending to be licensed. Who wants that?

    At one time, Facebook was supposed to be limited to college students. Now look at it.
    Dazglue and Nikki0727 like this.
  8. Visit  Mrs. SnowStormRN profile page
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    There are really only 2 type of posts that really grind my gears here, TROLLS (who post one really ignorant thread just to get people heated, or make up some really ridiculous story that makes no sense at all, I guess to seek attention). And the other post that really annoys me are homework questions in which the question is asked with a "thank you very much" and no evidence that any work has been done. I mean the internet is a easy research tool, imagine when I had to do research when Encyclopedias were considered the best form of info. Im like geez! reading and researching is the best way to learn, expecting someone to feed you answers that you couldnt find in 15mins is lame.

    haha! despite that, the TROLLS can't be stopped prematurely (and TROLLS roll around on all sites like Yahoo Answers, Twitter, etc....) so we can't expect people who come with honest intentions not to view/participate in this site. I mean really, people could illegally pretend to be a nurse to come here if that were to happen. Sooo... the great thing about this site is the different areas in which people can post, and the staff does a really great job of closing posts that are inappropriate.
    Last edit by Mrs. SnowStormRN on May 26, '11
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  9. Visit  Nikki0727 profile page
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    totally disagree..i was a wanna be nurse, i am enrolled in nursing school and now im just waiting to start. This site has helped me a tremendous amount with deciding what specific field of nursing i wanted to do.
  10. Visit  KUNursingStudent profile page
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    OP: form of 'indifference?' I see your point but I disagree. I am a nursing student and I know what topics I can relate to and what topics I cannot so it's more a matter of people should be more selective in what topics they can actively participate in...

    Nonetheless, I have read many topics posted by a licensed RN and have learned by reading the responses, but allnurses should not be restricted.

    That would be like Facebook saying its site is only for men. (Sounds as silly as this site being for licensed rn only)

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  11. Visit  mappers profile page
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    How, exactly, would they police that? Make us put in our license numbers? Come on, this is the Internet.
    KimberlyRN89 likes this.
  12. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
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    And once we've driven out the students and the wanna-bes, the next to go are those unemployed new grads... and those who work in lowly homecare or LTC jobs... or those who have less than X years experience... and those who haven't worked in high powered ER or ICU jobs... or the retired nurses... may I go on?
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  13. Visit  GooeyRN profile page
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    I think nursing students, CNA's, future nursing students, etc. belong. I think this is a great place for them to get support, and to see if nursing is really what they want. It is nice for them to see the real challenges, and to see if the debt of school is worth it to them. It is nice for them to see nursing through a window, I guess. I guess I don't like seeing patients or "my brothers ex-wife sister was a nurse at one time so I know what I am talking about" posters, but otherwise, eh, let em' all be!
    KimberlyRN89, JRP1120, RN, Nikki0727, and 1 other like this.
  14. Visit  OCNRN63 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?
    I absolutely believe this. I resent venting over something and having a lay person scold me. I think there should be a separate section for students, potential students. I also don't think this a site for MAs, RTs, OTs, other professionals. I think this site should be what it is: "allnurses."
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