Licensed Nurses Only

  1. 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 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?
  2. Visit  wwfd profile page

    About wwfd

    wwfd has '22' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CVICU,ED,ICU,Nursing Supervisor'. Joined Apr '11; Posts: 23; Likes: 143.

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  3. Visit  Mukfay profile page
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    Nope. I don't think that limiting it in that way would prevent scolding. This site was a big part of my success from prereqs through my NCLEX last month, and my new job this month. It would have been more difficult without it.

    As to the tendency to jump on people who are venting. I've noticed that the people who do that are regulated pretty well by the group.

    Regards,
    Mukfay
    herring_RN, brian, nickos, and 21 others like this.
  4. Visit  Trenia profile page
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    That's why there are sub forums for nurses, "wannabe nurses", and students. Since this is the internet, there would also be no way to police that. I don't believe becoming a licensed nurse also signs away your right to disagree with someone else. Scolding isn't always a bad thing.
    herring_RN, rnccf2007, Spidey's mom, and 6 others like this.
  5. Visit  Mukfay profile page
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    I've also noticed that, on occasion, people learn that they are perceived as compassionless, and they grow from that. What a great lesson for a nurse or nurse-to-be.

    Have a nice day.

    Regards,
    Mukfay
  6. Visit  gentlegiver profile page
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    Nope, I vote it stays the way it is. Students need encouragement & support, Non-Nurses need to ask questions they may not know where else tofind the answers to. While having a safe place to vent is wonderful, thoses who are non-medical sometimes very understanding.
    payang0722, herring_RN, Skips, and 8 others like this.
  7. Visit  starfishlpn profile page
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    Well I certainly think it would have it's advantages, but I also think those licensed nursing actually working in the field give those wanna-be nurses a desparately needed reality check-****This field definitely isn't all rainbows and butterflies- as some many have no idea what they are getting themselves into prior to actually getting into nursing school.
    RNDreamer, Fiona59, Nurse_Diane, and 6 others like this.
  8. Visit  Mukfay profile page
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    Quote from starfishlpn
    Well I certainly think it would have it's advantages, but I also think those licensed nursing actually working in the field give those wanna-be nurses a desparately needed reality check-****This field definitely isn't all rainbows and butterflies- as some many have no idea what they are getting themselves into prior to actually getting into nursing school.
    And encouragement.
    traumaRUs likes this.
  9. Visit  Fribblet profile page
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    I don't think the entire site needs to be made private, but a "members only" forum or two could go a long way.

    I get sick of the random chronic pain patient popping in a thread venting about drug seekers saying "OMG u don't know me! I need 6 mg of Diluaded because I take 6 grams of Roxi per day. Don't judge me you heartless nurses. You need to find a new line of work!"

    If a private forum is too much to ask for, then we should at least be able to say "**** off" without being censored. :P
    Black Jade, traveler85, RN4NICU, and 21 others like this.
  10. Visit  JenniferWilson74 profile page
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    Hi, I'm a wanna-be nurse, soon to be full fledged nursing student, so I guess that means I shouldn't be responding to this post. My Bad.
    emtb2rn, somedaypeds, Nikki0727, and 2 others like this.
  11. Visit  Fribblet profile page
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    Quote from JenniferWilson74
    Hi, I'm a wanna-be nurse, soon to be full fledged nursing student, so I guess that means I shouldn't be responding to this post. My Bad.
    Case and point.
    RN4NICU, jones.rn, klone, and 12 others like this.
  12. Visit  Reno1978 profile page
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    Not only should it be licensed nurses only, it should only be RNs. Yes, let's exclude the LPNs & LVNs. In fact, it should only be RNs educated with a BSN or higher, because those Diploma and ADN grads have no idea what they're talking about half the time anyways.

    Give me a break - it's this type segregation that cause rifts within our profession in real life. Let's not bring that to a message board on the internet.

    [If you're mad after reading this, re-read with with a HEAVY helping of sarcasm and try to find it humorous, as that was my intent.]
    herring_RN, JRP1120, RN, Joe V, and 48 others like this.
  13. Visit  esty0916 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?

    gninab, hiddencatRN, and traumaRUs like this.
  14. Visit  lemidora profile page
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    Quote from Reno1978
    Not only should it be licensed nurses only, it should only be RNs. Yes, let's exclude the LPNs & LVNs. In fact, it should only be RNs educated with a BSN or higher, because those Diploma and ADN grads have no idea what they're talking about half the time anyways.

    Give me a break - it's this type segregation that cause rifts within our profession in real life. Let's not bring that to a message board on the internet.

    [If you're mad after reading this, re-read with with a HEAVY helping of sarcasm and try to find it humorous, as that was my intent.]
    I fully agree with the post above. Personally, I find the original post pretty offensive because the OP makes it sounds like having a licence somehow makes a person better than all the non-licenced students/soon-to-be-students/wanna-be students.

    I'm only in my second year of NS and this site has helped address many of my concerns about nursing school and nursing in general, especially because nobody in my family or among my friends is in nursing. Members on this site are at times my main source of support, encouragement and valuable information.

    Frankly, this is the internet and if you want a place to go vent without being scolded you're out of luck. Even a website limited to licenced-nurses only will have plenty of people that disagree with you.
    sharpeimom, JRP1120, RN, Joe V, and 10 others like this.

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