Licensed Nurses Only - page 6

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  grownuprosie} profile page
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    As a pre nursing student and soon to be Nursing student, (I start in the fall!) I dont blame the OP for wanting a private site for Licensed nurses. I even get annoyed with half of the student nurse posts.(Especially when students post the "ADN or BSN?" question for the 5,000 time!) i just think blocking off this site is the wrong way to go about it. Why kick thousands of people off so that this place is more to your liking? That is a pretty selfish solution. Someone mentioned a site that was restricted to licensed nurses earlier in this thread. Why not go there? or make your own site? Did you do any research into where this type of site might exist before posting on here that you want to kick off all of the students(who are chastized for the same thing... posting without doing their own research)

    Is this ironic to anyone else?
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  3. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    Quote from grownuprosie
    As a pre nursing student and soon to be Nursing student, (I start in the fall!) I dont blame the OP for wanting a private site for Licensed nurses. I even get annoyed with half of the student nurse posts.(Especially when students post the "ADN or BSN?" question for the 5,000 time!) i just think blocking off this site is the wrong way to go about it. Why kick thousands of people off so that this place is more to your liking? That is a pretty selfish solution. Someone mentioned a site that was restricted to licensed nurses earlier in this thread. Why not go there? or make your own site? Did you do any research into where this type of site might exist before posting on here that you want to kick off all of the students(who are chastized for the same thing... posting without doing their own research)

    Is this ironic to anyone else?
    Around the time that allnursescentral came about, a post was made, coming from the honchos, that more than one spinoff site was being planned. A logical expectation was that the student venue would be the next new site endeavor. Some time in the recent past it was stated that this is no longer on the table.
  4. Visit  Spidey's mom} profile page
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    Nursing is my second career - I went back to school in my late 30's. Became a nurse at 40.

    I had NO idea what nurses did. I had NO idea there was a difference between LVN's and RN's and had never heard of LPN's. I didn't know how nurses got their education. I was surprised at how many different ways there were to become a nurse. I was also surprised at the politics involved in nursing.

    The BSN vs. ADN debate was foreign to me.

    Those of us who have been here awhile and are more informed about all this simply must bypass those threads if they bug you.

    I don't look at any NCLEX threads anymore. Sometimes I venture into BSN vs. ADN stuff as I just got my BSN a couple of years ago.

    Allnurses needs to be a place were newbies can come and ask the same questions that I asked way back when. I'm sure my questions then made some folks roll their eyes and say "not again". But, how will people learn about nursing if they can't ask the fundamental beginning questions about nursing?

    It's the same for every profession - people come in not knowing much and there are many folks here on AN who enjoy teaching. I do so miss Daytonite.

    Just bypass those threads you are not interested in.
  5. Visit  DogWmn} profile page
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    In a word...NO
  6. Visit  mazy} profile page
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    I started coming to this site when I was a confused CNA -- starting off in my second career in health care --and wondering what I had gotten myself into. This site is what kept me going through that phase of my life, through nursing school and now as a nurse.

    I do go sometimes lurk in the specialized posts because I learn so much, even though as an LPN I will probably never work in an ICU or the ER, but there is still much to learn there. Hopefully, I would not be banned from doing that because of my lowly education.

    I also learn a lot from the newbies, the students, the CNAs, and all the other posters, young and old and in-between and I hope that they willl always be allowed to come here; it keeps me grounded.

    So no. I do not think we should make people submit their credentials to post here. You'd have to be crazy to submit you licensing info to a public forum, and also, who is going to be the one verifying that all those license submissions are valid anyway?

    Dumb idea.
    Spidey's mom likes this.
  7. Visit  JeanettePNP} profile page
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    One good thing about this site is that there are many subforums so you can find just the right niche for you. Many posters (myself included) started out in the pre-nursing forum and made their way through the ranks. I know the ER forum tends to attract most of the trolls (and kind of parallels its real-life place in medicine) but like others said, you pretty much know what's going to happen in vent threads, so either skip them, or roll your eyes at the more foolish and ignorant comments and move on.

    BTW some of the most foolish and ignorant comments I've seen on this site were from nurses in one specialty towards nurses who work in a "less cool" specialty.
    GM2RN and hiddencatRN like this.
  8. Visit  OCNRN63} profile page
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    I still think this site should not be open to patients/lay people. Same with MAs. I pretty much ignore the student stuff and the 50,000 million threads like, "Just got hired and am pregnant...now what?" or "75 on NCLEX...did I pass?"

    I belong to another site that absolutely forbids laypeople/patient posts. It can be done.
    Black Jade, rnccf2007, Fribblet, and 4 others like this.
  9. Visit  JenniferWilson74} profile page
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    Quote from wwfd
    And someone just got reported for a personal attack. oh and good luck in nursing school.

    Thank you for the well wishes. When I graduate at the top of my class I'll be sure to send you an invitation.
  10. Visit  grownuprosie} profile page
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    Quote from caliotter3
    Around the time that allnursescentral came about, a post was made, coming from the honchos, that more than one spinoff site was being planned. A logical expectation was that the student venue would be the next new site endeavor. Some time in the recent past it was stated that this is no longer on the table.

    The OP joined last month, so that post came from a new member trying to remove a segment of the population that they did not want to deal with. (Unless they mede a whole new acct for some reason...) While i appreciate seasoned members of this site feeling that way, it suprises me that anyone would support kicking students, future nurses, off of a community that had up till now welcomed them(more or less). There is nothing stopping anyone from building a web site for licensed nurses only. (and it seems there are ones that already exist). I support licensed nurses having an exclusive place to post, i just dont think it is right to remove a support system that future nurses rely on out from under them.
    ~Mi Vida Loca~RN likes this.
  11. Visit  hiddencatRN} profile page
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    Quote from wwfd
    Okay since I started this topic i guess i can go off topic, it may be petty but being the "family nurse" is not the same as being a RN. Statements like that demean and belittle my profession and my many years of education and training.
    blast away


    It's also just a little cocky. I'm with you on this.
    diva rn, Fribblet, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    Quote from grownuprosie
    The OP joined last month, so that post came from a new member trying to remove a segment of the population that they did not want to deal with. (Unless they mede a whole new acct for some reason...) While i appreciate seasoned members of this site feeling that way, it suprises me that anyone would support kicking students, future nurses, off of a community that had up till now welcomed them(more or less). There is nothing stopping anyone from building a web site for licensed nurses only. (and it seems there are ones that already exist). I support licensed nurses having an exclusive place to post, i just dont think it is right to remove a support system that future nurses rely on out from under them.
    I realize that whether the OP was new or not, they probably did not read about the plans for other allnurses branded sites that was previously discussed here. Providing the information does not come with an opinion either way. Plans for a student specific site, which might have been beneficial in its own right, along with other site specifics, came from the owner/admins of this site, not from the general members.
  13. Visit  Katie5} 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?
    Out of curiousity,how do you plan on carrying that out?

    And have not seen the site fail but rather thrive. Granted,there have been few annoyances every now and then, but this is not an elitist club. And should remain that way.

    but if carrying out your plan would curtail the number of potential nurses then it just might work
  14. Visit  SpEdtacular} profile page
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    Quote from ScottE
    Why can't we all just get along?

    Whew! I needed that. It was getting a little intense.


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