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    I'm proud of myself, that I turned out to be a caring, empathetic individual. Proud that my patients/customers/residents love me like a family member.Proud that I have a great relationship with my CNAs, who I couldn't live a day without. Ashamed to be affiliated with a facility that doesn't care about important issues affecting patient care. LEFT THAT FACILITY. Still have hope. Working at a new facility, proud to care,proud to be the advocate.

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    GUESS what we got for nurses week?
    NOT A THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not even Happy Nurses WEEK!

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    OK ****HOTSPAM***** THIS ONE'S FOR YOU...
    IF the ANA wishes to represent the BSN as a professional nurse? hooray! bravo! congratulations AMERICAN BSN ASSOCIATION! ARE you getting me now?
    The ambiguity of their name is the issue here, and you would be cheering me on if they excluded you as the ADN. I never made any reference to wanting to feel more like a professional. I only made reference to the fact that if you are to call yourself American Nurses Association, and only allow critical care nurses,or only white nurses, and to add further insult, imply that these other nurses arent worthy of membership. Maybe someone ,somewhere needs to redefine NURSE. You can bet your ADN that there would be a hefty lawsuit filed. And as for recognition? Were looking to be acknowledged as a NURSE.I think you can easily compare LPN with ADN. Keep in mind that nursing isn't the only factor here. If you're going to say that "FRED" will be a better nurse than "JIM" because he has ADN vs LPN. It's simply not so. I know a good many RNs that can't apply what they've "learned".You need to remember that Fred and Jim may not have started out on the same playing field intellectually.Maybe your RN student was a poor High School student and your LPN student was top of his class? Just because a person is a LPN/LVN, don't dare assume that it's the extent of their knowledge. Experience is a major factor, and outside education. I wouldn't be too hasty to cast stones at LPNs, we're only a few classes away.

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    newbie26 and missyd1991 like this.

    Hello People!!!!! You still don't get it.
    1. Nurses are nurses. Personally I myself am not looking for "professional recognition". I simply happened upon the ANA website one day and thought, "hmmm, that looks interesting, keep updated on things, newsletters, etc." and thought I'd join. UNTIL THEY SAID "WE DON'T ACCEPT LPNs". And I felt a little discriminated against. And for the idiot who made a comparison to Playboy, and the KKK? Well your choice in the content of your post tells all. Apparently he is watching too much Jerry Springer. To reiterate--- MY BEEF WITH ANA AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION, IS SIMPLY THIS: if you are going to call yourself the AMERICAN NURSES association-than you should be allowing American Nurses to join.PERIOD!! I am American. I am a nurse.PERIOD. That's it , it's that simple. I was a little discouraged that as bad as it is out there, we're still chewing each other up. Yes, I will agree whole heartedly that the more education you have , the more educated you are. DUH!!!!-To all you RN's no matter what you call yourself! BUT LET'S NOT FORGET ONE THING! COMMON SENSE! not every RN is brilliant, and not every LPN is a dimly lit bulb!You have to be able to apply what you've learned as well. stop with the predjudism and segregation and maybe we can get something done for the good of the cause.

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    Jason,
    about the LPN med administration thing?
    The facility I worked at told me that theyre just meds. and they oprate the same way. 8am and 9 am scheduled meds are given from 730-1145. when I told my ADON that meds for 30 was more than I could handle, and that I didnt feel good about myself and that it was "half -assed" nursing, she told me that I couldn't be meticulous, and that maybe I wasn't meant to be a nurse. This facility also "lost" MARS with mantoux records on them , when they hadnt been read*--------,so I guess I'm off to walmart.

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    I seriously think we should all just quit if we don't lik our pay. Thats my plan.

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    The ANA is discriminating against LPNs and LVNs. American Nurses Association. No mention there abour REGISTERED? nope . To me that means ALL nurses. They should be forced to allow our membership or change their name to American REGISTERED Nurses Associaton.
    Any takers?

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    My dream job: to have time to use the bathroom, 8 hours a day instead of 10 ( charting etc,) respect ( just a litle) and a paycheck bigger than my friend who works at Mc Donalds.

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    level2trauma,
    I won't be watching CNN, because ANA doesnt acknowledge me. I'm a LPN. How is that not discrimination?

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    I still say it's discrimination. If we're liscenced by the board of nursing , as "nurses" . then ANA is discriminating.

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    to last post: I read excerpts! I wouldn't waste my time1 but what do you think about suing the ANA for discrimination against LPNS?more interesting topic/

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    sick, sick, sick, it reads like cheap porn. This couple clearly knows nothing about nursing. Sounds like their plan to make a few bucks off the book. I'm just trying to figure out who they plan on marketing it to? Certainly not nurses. I read it and to me it says blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah. It's ridiculous.

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    I agree with every post. I am so sick of being treated this way, see my post in LPN corner. LPN is not the way to go. Although look what it's done for us? We're excellent bedside nurses! In NH theyre trying to pass a bill that will allow CNAs to pass meds in nursing homes. Guess I'll be out of a job, I wouldn't want to be the RN responsible for that catastrophe. It's a shame where nursing is going.

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    HI butter,
    I've never worked anywhere except LTC, but there are nurses who have that "she can wait" attitude, Or other nurses say "it's all in her head". I find that medicating patients promptly cuts down on anxiety, and you'll find they don't hang on the bell an hour before they're due. My feeling is that if they're 90 and they say they have pain, they have pain PERIOD. But of course that's LTC.Maybe try offering Tylenol first? or watching them swallow meds? or see if your hospital would institute a policy for crushing those meds that can be crushed . (nother nurse posted that patients were taking their drugs to the street for sale)

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    Hi Duckie,
    I had an emergency csection for my first child, the epidural was placed wrong and when they had me strapped to the table, I couldn't breathe anymore. I still remember them slapping my face and telling me to breathe,but not being able to respond or breathe, then putting a mask on me and then the rest is a blank. Since then I've never been able to tolerate small spaces, underwater, or even watching people under water, tanning beds, really crowded places, or being restrained in any way. I can't say how or why or what the correlation is with what happened to me and the phobias. But I wouldn't say your weird.


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