Who would like a venting forum?

  1. 7 How many senior nurses would like to have a forum where they can vent without fear of being judged? Where anyone who posts judging those of us who are venting could be reported and banned from that particular thread or forum? Where "higher calling" is banned? Where the word "compassion" might be considered a dirty word if used to admonish nurses? Where personal attacks against nurses who have negative feelings about patients or visitors are not allowed?


  2. Poll: Alternative Forum For Seasoned Nurses?

    • Yes, and ban anyone who busts on us for venting!

      82.76% 24
    • Yes, and ban anyone who's profile suggests they're not really a seasoned nurse.

      17.24% 5
    • I'm not sure -- let me think about it for awhile.

      3.45% 1
    • No, because nurses should have unlimited compassion AND a higher calling.

      10.34% 3
    29 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page

    About Ruby Vee

    Ruby Vee has '38' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU/CCU'. From 'the Midwest'; Joined Jun '02; Posts: 9,369; Likes: 35,333.

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  4. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
    3
    Yes, yes yes!
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  5. Visit  Whispera profile page
    3
    (raising my hand and waving)
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  6. Visit  FancypantsRN profile page
    2
    not sure that i would qualify as a seasoned nurse, but venting always sounds good to me!
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  7. Visit  Turd Ferguson profile page
    2
    you'd have to define "seasoned"

    I'm all for it though, you guys need a place for yourselves
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  8. Visit  egglady profile page
    5
    I think it is a GREAT idea! I also think we should have some sort of "I need help with my schoolwork- Is nursing right for me- I am in clinicals and the staff nurses are rude" forum! So many homework type posts lately!!
    sevensonnets, Fiona59, FancypantsRN, and 2 others like this.
  9. Visit  P B and J profile page
    1
    I think there should be a "safe" place to vent without fear of negative reactions, absolutely. I think that it's much more healthy to vent frustrations than to bottle them up until you're borderline "postal"!

    That said, I wouldn't want it to be for seasoned nurses only, as I learn so much from reading posts from the seasoned nurses, and it helps to show both sides of nursing, especially for new nurses and for those of us who aren't licensed yet.

    So yes to safe venting, but no to making it an exclusive club
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  10. Visit  netglow profile page
    0
    Only if I can swear . Otherwise meh.
  11. Visit  annister profile page
    3
    I am by no means seasoned, but I'm at least a little salty, and I'd love to have an outlet, other than my poor husband, where I can rant about all of the crazy BS I'm constantly served without fear of further being forcefed a serving of BS by someone far more dignified than I.

    I promise I won't say any dirty words!
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  12. Visit  netglow profile page
    2
    You need some venting training annister!
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  13. Visit  Daliadreamer profile page
    1
    I'm definately not seasoned (only 2yrs exp), but I would love that! (Would I be invited?!)
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  14. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    1
    Quote from p b and j
    i think there should be a "safe" place to vent without fear of negative reactions, absolutely. i think that it's much more healthy to vent frustrations than to bottle them up until you're borderline "postal"!

    that said, i wouldn't want it to be for seasoned nurses only, as i learn so much from reading posts from the seasoned nurses, and it helps to show both sides of nursing, especially for new nurses and for those of us who aren't licensed yet.

    so yes to safe venting, but no to making it an exclusive club
    i have no problems with anyone who isn't a seasoned nurse reading the forum, but i strenuously object to people who don't know anything about what they're talking about posting to tell us we're all mean and nasty.
    sevensonnets likes this.
  15. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    4
    Quote from daliadreamer
    i'm definately not seasoned (only 2yrs exp), but i would love that! (would i be invited?!)
    yes, as long as you refrain from "nurses should have a higher calling/more compassion/less cynacism" posts! anyone should be able to read it, but the tos should include banning anyone who posts judging the venters for venting about patients, families, inept students who won't accept criticism, entitled newbies, etc.
    P B and J, sevensonnets, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.

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