Licensed Nurses Only - page 5

by wwfd 17,139 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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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    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.

    Agreed!
    ~Mi Vida Loca~RN likes this.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    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.
    I 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.
    diva rn, rnccf2007, joanna73, and 7 others like this.
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    Quote from KUNursingStudent
    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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    Have 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.
    rnccf2007 and OCNRN63 like this.
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    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.
    JacobK, KUNursingStudent, chevyv, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from ScottE
    Help stamp out nonsense and delete this thread. This is the internet.
    The absurdity created by reading these two sentences made me LOL.

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    Quote from Fribblet
    The absurdity created by reading these two sentences made me LOL.


    I did that on purpose.
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    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?

    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.
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    Quote from RN in training
    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?
    Well, to be perfectly honest.....
































    This is actually kind of creepy...
    Boog'sCRRN246, rnccf2007, diva rn, and 7 others like this.
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    Quote from triquee
    Well, 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...
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    I'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.
    JacobK and flyingchange like this.


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