Quote from msgirl68
They can require whatever they want. The only Bachelor's I want is a Bach of Science or Bach of Arts! I want a degree not associated with cleaning people's behinds or bedpans!! When you tell people you are a nurse you can see their dissappointment (I am referring to educated and successful women). When I talk to women in business or finance, they have no interest at all in knowing about nursing. They just feel sorry for you and see you as a caretaker. There is no prestige at all in nursing be it as an RN or BSN.
So why are you posting on a nursing website?
I'm a nurse, and yes, I clean bottoms and help patients use the bedpan. You know what else I do? I work in Pediatric Critical Care. I care for children who are so sick that they would not survive without being in my hospital. I've seen families go from devestated to estatic as their child gets better and goes home. I've had the satisfaction of knowing that my hard work all day probably saved a child's life. Are you telling me there is no prestige in that??
I could care less whether "educated and successful women" are disappointed when I tell them I'm a nurse. I'm educated (with a BSN) and successful (my salary probably exceeds some of those women in business suits) and I love being a nurse.
By the way, I've never had anyone look disappointed when I told them I work as an RN in Peds intensive care. The usual response I get is "Wow, that must be so hard. I don't think I could ever do that."
But msgirl, you obviously don't understand what nurses actually do. While you go out to get your BS or BA, I hope you learn a few things about it. I also kind of doubt that your BA is going to get you the same salary and benefits right out of college that my BSN did.