Quote from cariad
ok, skidward tell everyone in the uk threads exactly what sort of nursing that you do? i am uk trained and as other emigrants came to the states to take the n-clex to be an american rn. thats after 3 dedicated years of nursing school, some nurses take a dedicated 4 year class. unlike us nurses who do the nurse training in 2 years. uk nurses can make and act on decisions on their patients unlike us nurses who cannot make any decision about their patient unless the doctor has written it as an order.
if you didnt mean to be inflammatory then fair enough, but the comments that you have made are very condescending towards uk nurses, but i know what both nurses are like and could tell you a million stories about us nurses, but i wouldnt put myself in that position of generalising about the us nurses that i have met and worked with.
eerrrr.....i'm an lpn student. obviously something i said offended you. nothing i said was meant to be "inflammatory," nor was anything i said derogatory towards uk nurses. i simply asked a question and provided a statement i had "heard." if what i heard is incorrect, why not enlighten me with the truth. this is, after all, what i am looking for....hence the starting of this thread.
i'm sure in your opinion uk nurses rule supreme over us nurses. i mean, how could a us nurse be any kind of effective nurse with only 2 years training? and am i correct in thinking that you believe this 2 years is undedicated? most us nursing programs require at least 1 extra year of prereques, and given the competitiveness of admission in such programs, these prereques are normally required before entry into the program is granted. so, straight outta high school, at 18, you're looking at 3-4 years before one can graduate as a nurse in the us.
you do have cna's, and lpn's in the uk then?
seeing as you partially answered my question, i am now extremely intrigued as to what decisions exactly uk nurses are allowed to make regarding their patients that us nurses require first a physician's order?
are you allowed to prescribe meds?
you made the claim that you do not wish to make any generalization of us nurses, yet you threw out this one comment, which if you have worked in any us facility as a nurse would know to be false, "unlike us nurses who cannot make any decision about their patient unless the doctor has written it as an order."
you want to point your finger at me for asking a question, but you want the freedom to make "condescending" statements about us nurses.
i apologize if i said something that offended you, but please understand that asking a question implies very much an ignorance of something.