Just let me be... - page 8

by WldChrry

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This is not a rant. This is not meant to cause any trouble. It was just on my heart and I thought I would share. Please feel free to add a line of your own :) Canít you just let me be happy to be a LPN? Is that too much to... Read More


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    See, slint, you are just talking out of your butt on this. Maybe you have worked with uncaring nurses, and that has affected your opinion of them. But on that note, I have worked with REALLY dumb LPN's, who I was scared to let near my patients. Does that mean ALL LPN's are dumb? No, of course not. I know some brilliant LPN's. But your assumption that all RN's do is paperwork and that we don't care, well that's just plain ignorant. Please re-evaluate your behavior towards RN's. Please, for your own sake, and that of any professional relationship you might have with RN's.
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    I am a PN student...and the whole LPNs bashing RNs is just as bad. I hate hearing the whole "LPNs run circles around RNs" thing... it's s just irritating. Yes, there are LPNs that run circles around RNs and there are RNs that run circles around LPNs..there are good nurses and bad nurses. And LPNs have "more compassion" than RNs? How? That statement just sounds like a defense mechanism. A nurse is a nurse is a nurse...there are compassionate nurses of both varieties. Luckily for me I haven't seen disprespect towards RPNs in the clinical setting...RNs and RPNs work and collaborate together. We have a very wide scope here though...so maybe that is the difference.
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    What we need to as a nursing community, and I mean the whole bit from CNA to NP is stop pecking at each other, band together, and start getting a union together to give us all better work environments. At this point in my career, I don't care if I working next to fellow PN or a damn MD I just want more staffing so we don't have a 1:28 ratio anymore and that's in a bloody good day. There are *******s in every food chain.
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    I am getting ready to finish LPN school and even as a student I have seen an appalling amount of complaining and fighting between staff at all levels. I have also seen incompetence at all levels. I don't think it matters worth a #@&% what your training or experience is, as long as you are focused and dedicated and ALWAYS willing to learn. The medical field changes so much we should never stop learning from or teaching each other. The best patient care and job satisfaction is found on floors where everyone works together as a team; helping each other out when it's needed, training/guiding one another, and having the integrity and respect to tell someone if they're doing something that bothers you instead of talking about them behind their back.
    Sorry if that comes off too strong, especially since I'm just a student, but I was in the Army so I know all about trying to work as a team with people from all different backgrounds. I've seen how wrong things can go from poor teamwork and how miserable it can make the workday. All it takes to be a great team is respect for one another and the ability to utilize the assets of all members of the team.
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    Wld cherry : well said! And that is how u feel, I didn't think u were complaining.. We all need to vent, we all need to be there for each other .. No judgment , just someone to listen
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Yeah, well, I know the "why", too.
    Yup, me too!!!
    mc3
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    Quote from HippyDippyLPN
    What we need to as a nursing community, and I mean the whole bit from CNA to NP is stop pecking at each other, band together, and start getting a union together to give us all better work environments. At this point in my career, I don't care if I working next to fellow PN or a damn MD I just want more staffing so we don't have a 1:28 ratio anymore and that's in a bloody good day. There are *******s in every food chain.
    Yes!!! I have thought that for a long time. We should all just be 1 union, united to represent all nurses. Imagine how much power we'd have!!!

    Oh, wait, too many egos in the way.....

    mc3
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    Quote from mc3
    Yes!!! I have thought that for a long time. We should all just be 1 union, united to represent all nurses. Imagine how much power we'd have!!!

    Oh, wait, too many egos in the way.....

    mc3
    Don't bet on it guys.

    The United Nurses of Alberta don't represent LPNs or Registered Psychiatric Nurses (specialist RNs). UNA only represents RNs and and have been know to have some really offensive ads about quality care coming only from RNs when it's time to renegotiate their contracts. The unions representing other nurses have complained about it.
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    Quote from HippyDippyLPN
    What we need to as a nursing community, and I mean the whole bit from CNA to NP is stop pecking at each other, band together, and start getting a union together to give us all better work environments. At this point in my career, I don't care if I working next to fellow PN or a damn MD I just want more staffing so we don't have a 1:28 ratio anymore and that's in a bloody good day. There are *******s in every food chain.
    I love about 98% of the docs I work with and they are awesome at what they do, but could you imagine the look on their faces if they had to work the floor as nurses? This said of course not as a negative comment about physicians but rather it struck me as funny. I would be equally as terrified if they stuck me in a doctor's office and told me to be physician for a day (scope and legalities aside)
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    Quote from WldChrry
    Wasn't whining or complaining. Sorry it was too much for you to handle
    You were absolutely complaining. You stated this wasn't a rant. It most definitely was a rant. Own up to it and proudly rant away, nothing wrong with that.

    That being said I STRONGLY (I can't emphasize this enough....STRONGLY) believe that many, not all, LPNs misinterpret perceptions RNs have of LPNs. In my first nursing job in LTC, I learned almost exclusively from LPNs. And boy did I learn a lot. I respected LPNs and in no way thought I was better than them. Then one day after having spent 2 hours caring for LPNs residents on antibiotics and getting extremely behind on my own residents, I made a comment to an LPN pursuing his RN, something along the lines of "One thing I wasn't prepared for was the extra responsibility that comes with the title of RN." I had been the only RN in a building with 180 residents the night I had to take care of 6 residents on antibiotics, losing the two hours to care for my residents. The LPN became infuriated at my comment. He said it was extremely condescending. He then proceeded to gossip and whine to everyone saying "who does she think she is?" (referring to me) My point is that it was HE who misinterpreted my comment. It is absolutely true that RNs have extra responsibilities than LPNs. That FACT does not make me think less of LPNs and their incredible experience I love to learn from. Gossip about me spread like wild fire. I began to be bullied by all the LPNs and the CNAs who were their friends. I finally quit when the LPNs began refusing to take report from me. All because an LPN misinterpreted my very true comment, and blamed his own insecurities on me. The truth: I respected and admired the LPNs. The rumor and gossip: I as an RN, thought I was better than LPNs.

    So my main point. Is it really RNs thinking they are better than you? Or are you misinterpreting the truth?


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