Certified Nurses Day excluding people - page 4

Today I was in charge of handing out ribbons and trinkets to all of our certified nurses on the unit for Certified Nurses Day. It felt awkward to "skip over" RN's who were not specialty certified so I tried to do it as... Read More

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    OP - do not apologize for caring about the other nurses too. I thought it was great that you did. Some people here can on occasion just be soooooo one way. No middle ground for them! Ever! You are just like me and think and act like me or you are WRONG!
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    The fact that most people on your unit are certified and that most of those who are not have tried and failed to become certified offers no meaningful justification to your prior position. The position is essentially: we cannot recognize greatness for fear of offending others. That is a perverted twisting of the motivation for Certified Nurses Day. The purpose is to recognize greatness and inspire others.

    Any offense is misplaced emotion and comes from insecurity or twisted compassion. Such a mindset leads to actions that do not encourage greatness. How sad that we have encouraged such a mindset in our culture. It will be our downfall. But hey, we can have cake and cookies and everyone will be included!
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    Whoa. It's a bit eye-opening to see some of the harsh comments on here. I am someone who also considers the feelings of others and see no reason why the OP should be pounced on for expressing her thoughts on this forum. I personally feel that there should be a Nurses Day and that's it. All nurses work hard and demonstrate "greatness". While it is a great achievement to become certified, it does not make you a great nurse, sorry. After reading all the defensive comments on this thread, I have to conclude that Certified Nurses Day must have been thought up by a certified nurse who needed some public recognition of her achievement. It's a bit childish to me, but I don't really have a problem with it as long as there is also a day that celebrates ALL nurses. Gee, I hope no one minds that I dared to express my opinion!
    Last edit by 4Karrie2 on Mar 21, '13
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    My hospital doesn't recognize Certified Nurses Day.
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    Quote from SummitRN
    The fact that most people on your unit are certified and that most of those who are not have tried and failed to become certified offers no meaningful justification to your prior position. The position is essentially: we cannot recognize greatness for fear of offending others. That is a perverted twisting of the motivation for Certified Nurses Day. The purpose is to recognize greatness and inspire others.

    Any offense is misplaced emotion and comes from insecurity or twisted compassion. Such a mindset leads to actions that do not encourage greatness. How sad that we have encouraged such a mindset in our culture. It will be our downfall. But hey, we can have cake and cookies and everyone will be included!
    I thought that if I clarified that no one was having an emotional meltdown over it that it might tame some of the heated comments. That was not intended to be a slight to your comment as I wanted honest feedback. I just didn't think that the subject matter would be likely to bring about such responses.

    I wasn't trying to take a position at all let alone justify it. I was merely describing how I felt after work that night.

    No different than going out for dinner/drinks after work with colleagues and asking "Hey do you think I overreacted today at work when........."

    Since the staff at my job is almost all certified I was looking here for input and perspective particularly from non certified RN's although all comments were welcome and wanted.

    Like many of you, I'm living in a world where moving toward more BSN (and certified) staff is all the rage and I see administration "encouraging" the ADN's to go back to school by citing Aiken's research about bad mortality rates and ADN RN's.

    It reminds me of people who have an overweight child or spouse who thinks that telling them how fat they are is their way of "encouraging" them to lose weight.

    Perhaps feeling overly sensitive that day, I might have interpreted our practices of Certified Nurses Day as more "encouragement" from administration.
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    Quote from RN34TX
    It reminds me of people who have an overweight child or spouse who thinks that telling them how fat they are is their way of "encouraging" them to lose weight.
    Nah, it's like going to Weight Watchers and seeing all of the people who used to weigh what you were and have now lost the weight and thinking "I can do that too!"

    A lot of people have tried the NCLEX and failed but does that mean Nurses' Day singles them out as the nurses who've tried to pass certification but haven't are supposedly singled out?
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    Quote from Paul'in'FL
    No one EVER sends me a Mother's Day card......waaaahhhh I'm offended!!!

    Have we turned into such socialists that anyone who stands above the crowd must be mowed down to size????
    You really must have skipped the Poli Sci class that discussed socialism.

    I believe what you are trying to say is the politically correct beings or members of the nanny state.
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    To me it really doesn't matter. Certified nurses is to celebrate to those nurses that go above and beyond in their profession to better themselves professionally. Organizations benefit from those that are certified especially Magnet organizations. Most hospitals celebrate nurses week, hospital week as well as recognition to other disciplines. Lets all as a profession to celebrate each others growth rather then feel offended.


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