Licensed Nurses Only - page 4
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
6May 26, '11 by metal_m0nkA couple of things....
1) Without, perhaps, demanding license numbers upon registration to the site, enforcing something like this would be pretty impossible.
2) "Vent" threads....These are a funny thing. I don't get these people who cry, "I'm just venting!!! Leave me alooooooooooooooooone!!" Dude, you're on a public forum. Your "vent" will come up in a Google search and millions upon millions of people will have free, unrestricted access to your "vent". If you are so disinterested in opposition, perhaps it would be wise to consider a change of venue. THAT'S common sense.
What is especially perplexing to me is these folks who have been posting to AN for years and years, who have amassed thousands of posts, and STILL get all bent out of shape when some newbie jumps in and offers an opinion that doesn't resemble what they want to hear. What is also perplexing is often, these are the very same people who will tell a new, "venting" poster, "When you post to a public website, expect to be told things you don't want to hear."
I just chalk it up to emotional immaturity and move on to something more interesting.
"Venting" on this site is obviously just a platform for some senior members to be nasty. You can't tell me that for as long as you've been on this website, that you don't EXPECT the newbies to come in and give their opinions. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
This is why you have never and will never see me post a "vent" thread on this or any website.
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1May 26, '11 by RHIA, RN, RNQuote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RNHAHA 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.
10May 26, '11 by OCNRN63Quote from traumaRUsI would at least be happier with no patients/lay people. A lot of us have been on the other side of the bedrail and seen the good, bad and ugly. I come from here to get away from patients, not interact with them after I've been with then all day. I want to talk to my peers.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.
2May 26, '11 by wwfdQuote from KUNursingStudentHave no idea what the "form of indifference" quote is regarding. I appreciate all the responses, truly. I have nothing against student nurses,wanna be nurses or patients. I just know after many years of doing this job that what we do on a day in day out basis is unlike most every other job on the planet. Lately there seem to be a lot of postings on here that have never walked the walk but want to talk the talk. It feels sometimes when i read a post like a frequent flier has followed me home,lol. anyway thanks for the responses.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)
4May 26, '11 by ScottE, BSN, RNSince when did nursing become a profession of exclusion? Help stamp out nonsense and delete this thread. This is the internet. If you want to meet with licensed nurses and ONLY licensed nurses join your local nursing association. On the internet you get people from all walks of life. Frankly I welcome everyone's contribution. If this site were only licensed RN's it would be pretty damn boring to say the least.
4May 26, '11 by FribbletQuote from ScottEThe absurdity created by reading these two sentences made me LOL.Help stamp out nonsense and delete this thread. This is the internet.
1May 26, '11 by ScottE, BSN, RNQuote from FribbletThe absurdity created by reading these two sentences made me LOL.
I did that on purpose.
0May 26, '11 by RN in trainingi am a nursing student (will get my license in early 2013). nursing is all i think about, dream about, care about. i've met several celebrities over the course of my young life, yet i only get "star-struck" when i meet nurses, doctors, health care professionals. nursing is the highest calling, and i thrive on reading about experiences that nurses have out in the field, dreaming about how "that could be me one day!" i even feel that way about the venting stories, because to me, a bad day as a nurse beats a good day in any other profession. these insights and experiences from people in my "dream job" keep me motivated and remind me why i'm working so hard in school when all-else fails. do you really feel that i should not be allowed on this site?
side note: i've read a LOT of articles, and from my experience, i've found that the majority of the "scolding" remarks i've seen have been from the more experienced, licensed nurses. and not all of that "scolding" seems inappropriate either; often times the "scolding" seems entirely warranted and insightful, and not even all that "scold-y." a lot of times it just comes across as someone is playing devil's advocate, and very rarely is there a person that can't benefit in some way from hearing things from "the other side" of an issue.
being a student nurse myself, i wouldn't even dream to scold a nurse about any field-related venting since i myself am so green and inexperienced.
10May 26, '11 by metal_m0nkQuote from RN in trainingWell, to be perfectly honest.....i am a nursing student (will get my license in early 2013). nursing is all i think about, dream about, care about. i've met several celebrities over the course of my young life, yet i only get "star-struck" when i meet nurses, doctors, health care professionals. nursing is the highest calling, and i thrive on reading about experiences that nurses have out in the field, dreaming about how "that could be me one day!" i even feel that way about the venting stories, because to me, a bad day as a nurse beats a good day in any other profession. these insights and experiences from people in my "dream job" keep me motivated and remind me why i'm working so hard in school when all-else fails. do you really feel that i should not be allowed on this site?
This is actually kind of creepy...
0May 26, '11 by RN in trainingQuote from triqueeWell, to be perfectly honest.....
This is actually kind of creepy...
wait, are you being funny or serious? what about this is creepy? i admire and look up to people who have achieved what i have not yet achieved, who have successfully navigated a course on which i haven't even gotten to the starting line yet. what is creepy about being passionate about nursing? not sure i get your meaning...
2May 26, '11 by chevyvI'm a licensed nurse now, but as a student I learned so much by coming here and not just to the student forums. I'm sure most of us remember the great advice from Daytonite. There are so many 'seasoned' nurses out there with so much information to offer that it would be a shame and wrong to limit that info to only licensed nurses. This of course, is just my opinion.
6May 26, '11 by eriksolnQuote from ScottESince we started requiring a license to practice.Since when did nursing become a profession of exclusion? Help stamp out nonsense and delete this thread. This is the internet. If you want to meet with licensed nurses and ONLY licensed nurses join your local nursing association. On the internet you get people from all walks of life. Frankly I welcome everyone's contribution. If this site were only licensed RN's it would be pretty damn boring to say the least.
I see this as an "internet etiquette" and social media issue, not a nursing issue.
2May 26, '11 by CBLNurse2BeI 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!