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Joined Nov 2, '09 - from 'Florida'. He has '9001' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology'. Posts: 103 (45% Liked) Likes: 163

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  • Aug 25 '15

    In the UK, vet techs are called vet nurses. Before I was an RN I was a RVT and when people asked what my job description was I told them I was a nurse for animals because that is what the common layperson could best understand.

    I really think that we [as nurses] like to intentionally get riled up at someone using our title - which I can understand to an extent, it wasn't easy to earn - but at the end of the day who cares?

    If we really wanna get pedantic about it a mother who is breastfeeding her child is as much a nurse as much as a 76 year old guy in the slums of Serbia caring for those devastated by conflict is a nurse.

    It's just a word/title and what really matters is the expertise and knowledge base.

    And if it came down to it I rather have a old nun in some godforsaken place of the world that has nursed hundreds of souls back to health but has never named herself a nurse take care of me than a green new hire who loves to parade the fact that they are a RN(tm).

    Seriously, as nurses it's due past time to get over our inferiority complexes and chips on our shoulders. There are more demanding issues out there.

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  • Aug 25 '15

    In the UK, vet techs are called vet nurses. Before I was an RN I was a RVT and when people asked what my job description was I told them I was a nurse for animals because that is what the common layperson could best understand.

    I really think that we [as nurses] like to intentionally get riled up at someone using our title - which I can understand to an extent, it wasn't easy to earn - but at the end of the day who cares?

    If we really wanna get pedantic about it a mother who is breastfeeding her child is as much a nurse as much as a 76 year old guy in the slums of Serbia caring for those devastated by conflict is a nurse.

    It's just a word/title and what really matters is the expertise and knowledge base.

    And if it came down to it I rather have a old nun in some godforsaken place of the world that has nursed hundreds of souls back to health but has never named herself a nurse take care of me than a green new hire who loves to parade the fact that they are a RN(tm).

    Seriously, as nurses it's due past time to get over our inferiority complexes and chips on our shoulders. There are more demanding issues out there.

    </rant>



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