All I need to do right now is vent my anger. I had a patient that was on the phone when I entered her room. She handed me the phone and asked me to speak to her daughter. I got on the phone and the first thing she asks me is "Are you an RN or LPN"?
Well, instantly I was already seeing where this conversation was going. I told her I was an LPN? Then she proceeds to ask about how long I've been nursing, am I going to finish school or do I plan to even go back, and asking how long it takes to get an LPN degree.Then she tells me that, that was her Mother laying there and she wanted me to take care of her like she was my own mother. Well first of all, what makes you think that I wouldn't... was it because I'm an LPN. I get so tired of people thinking that JUST because I have an LPN degree not an RN degree that I'm less of a nurse. I have had other people that didn't initially know my LPN status, thought I was an RN. I wish titles could be left off of badges and just say "nurse". I felt humiliated after the phone call. I took very good care of that patient from the time I came into the room till the end of my 12 hour shift. :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire How dare this nobody try to tell me how to nurse. I think sometimes family members think that they can call and throw their weight around and demand-not ask- things of the nurse. That was probably the worse a family member has ever made me feel.