OCNRN63, RN 43,397 Views
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I wouldn't say I have a phobia of clowns. I certainly hate them and think that they are the creepiest things ever, but not to the extent of a phobia. I HATE spiders though. If one was on my windshield while I was driving, I might crash. No joke.
You people need normal, well-adjusted, reasonable phobias. Like midgets/dwarves and identical twins.
I do care. When a non-nurse uses the title nurse and does something egregious, it reflects on the profession. And in SC, it's illegal to use the title nurse (and all variations) unless you are a licensed nurse. At the end of the day it isn't about wether they get the same amount in their paycheck or not. It's about integrity and how this can reflect on the profession.
A woman in Upstate South Carolina was a clinical instructor and an ED "nurse" without a license. She was finally caught. She had failed out of nursing school and decided that was enough. The amount of harm she could have caused was substantial, and it did reflect badly on the nursing profession. So does the MA/CNA/Tech who tell people they are the "nurse" and screw up. That is what matters at the end of the day.
I have to agree. When I worked in LTC the CNAs would love to pretend to be nurses. I remember one time, very distinctly a CNA came up to me telling me about a resident who was constipated. She told me to give said resident MOM. I was so irritated that she was telling me exactly what to give the resident.
you all take yourselves way too seriously
Back to the point though about nursing assistants calling themselves nurses, yes there is a legal issue, but if we can do what we can to let them understand what we are doing and why and what our role is then hey, cool. What harm is there in that? We are a TEAM. Without the nurse aid there is no NURSE. Without the nurse there is no doctor etc.
This thread truly scares the crap out of me! I think it's called "illusions of grandeur" and it's scary how many people know someone that is trying to pass themselves off as a nurse.
I think it's laziness. Laziness if they want to be nurses but don't put the effort into going to school; laziness if they don't take the time to correct doctors/patients who call them "nurse."
Yeah, having cancer is so much better than having to work. I'm so glad I got sick so I don't have to work.
There's no reason to get a pass from a police officer, since you (global "you") should be following the rules of the road. We aren't special; drive safely!
There is no shortage of RNs; just a shortage of hospitals willing to hire RNs to staff their units appropriately.
Should I have told the new job the truth? I was afraid it would hurt me
The thing is, if someone has spent six months in orientation, it's going to be almost impossible to pretend at the new job that they have no experience. At some point, it's going to show, one way or another. If it were me, I would still let the person interviewing me know.
Do the bioterrorism one now. You may be able to skate on that if you say you thought you did it, but you didn't. I would never encourage someone to lie; you have to do what's in your conscience.
Nursing Spectrum has free CEUs. Some of the courses are worth 6-8 CEUs. You have 30 days. If you knuckle under, you can get those CEUs done.
Good luck. I guess this is one of those mistakes you'll never repeat.
Thanks for this thread. I work hospice and we have patients with ports at times but not enough to feel comfortable when you do get one. I always think that I need to re-educate myself before trying.
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