MAs call themselves Nurses at my office..opinions please? MAs call themselves Nurses at my office..opinions please? - pg.7 | allnurses

MAs call themselves Nurses at my office..opinions please? - page 10

Hi, I have been an LPN for 2 1/2 years and am a new Grad-RN since 9/2011. I got a job working at a Dermatology Office last November. It's the only job I could get, and I am making the best of... Read More

  1. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Well it's not so much disliking the way it is written as it is that it is wrong.

    You tell me that a patient's BM looks like beef stew, I dislike how you say it because I like beef stew and now that's what I associate with the image.
    You tell me the patient's BM smells like apple pie, you are either confused, or ignorant, or delusional. Whatever.
  2. Visit  slasher profile page
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    Ok. Point taken. Did you understand the point I was making? MA's shouldn't be called nurses. LPN's and RN's are nurses. I think I have covered this already. Are they the same? No. That was my point. I also explained that when someone simply states, "I am a nurse", the average person hears this and thinks of a person with the skills of an RN. When somone says, "I'm a doctor", the first thought most people have isn't, "I wonder if this person has a Doctorate in NP." They assume this person is an MD. Again, I see your perspective now you see mine. We are talking about semantics and using them in certain circumstances. Now that we are all on the same page, how do I get that smiley face with the flicking tongue that BD had. I want to use it when I post something.
  3. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    On top of the text box there is a little yellow smiley face. If you click on it, it gives you a bunch of different emoticons. The pink tongue flapping thing is in there.
  4. Visit  slasher profile page
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    You're comparing what is understood amongst healthcare workers vs. the average person on the street. Second, a BM is a BM but the point being they aren't all necessarily the same.
  5. Visit  slasher profile page
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    Thank you.
  6. Visit  slasher profile page
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    Sweet. Ok. Everytime I post and make people mad I am going to post this tongue flicker thingy. BlueDevil, since I have deterred the flack from you I am stealing your signature mark. The smiley face that looks like he is...well...nevermind, is mine.
  7. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Well not really. What I said applies pretty generally. I wouldn't introduce myself verbally to someone, colleague or no, with my title after my name. I just say nurse.
    And yes, a BM is a BM. The point I was trying to make there is that there is a difference between not liking something that is said vs. that thing being altogether wrong.
    'The sky is baby blue today' 'No, it's more of an azure'. I disagree on specifics, but the sky is blue regardless.
    'The sky is purple with green polka dots.'

    See the difference there if we take out the BM comparison?

    I see no offence at all if an LPN refers to him/herself as a nurse. Eh, I might take a little if a CNA does, because a CNA is a nurse's assistant, not a nurse. That would be falsely elevating your status.

    Yes, I get what you explain, that what the public thinks of as a doctor or a nurse is an MD or an RN, not someone with a doctorate or an LPN, and I'm sure your average Joe has no idea of the scope of practice differences between LPN, RN, ADN, BSN, wtv.
    But let's face it, if you really want to talk average population, that brings it back to the OP. Your average patient probably doesn't get that there is a huge difference between an MA and a nurse. But an MA calling themselves a nurse is a WHOLE LOT more misleading than an LPN referring to themselves as a nurse. Because the MA is NOT EVEN a little bit a nurse. The LPN is. The NP with a doctorate is doctor, even if they aren't MDs.

    Lol, I just had a mental image of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory insisting on being called Dr, and making fun of Howard for not having HIS doctorate.
  8. Visit  slasher profile page
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    Yes! You are correct! See, we have all agreed the entire time and didn't know it! I am going to learn how females communicate on this site. The tongue lashing will only make me a better communicator and nurse. It can be tough to grasp an understanding of where others are coming from when the communication being done is on the net. I love this thing. I wish the tongue went in and out of its mouth without stopping.
  9. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Oh Slasher. Seriously? I bet you would be fun to work with. And i look forward to seeing you get into much more trouble around here in the future.....
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  10. Visit  slasher profile page
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    It is fun working with me CrunchRN. You will see me around here in the future also. I will walk softly though...not sure how many warnings I get before the eyes in the sky kick me off
  11. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from slasher
    Yes! You are correct! See, we have all agreed the entire time and didn't know it! I am going to learn how females communicate on this site. The tongue lashing will only make me a better communicator and nurse. It can be tough to grasp an understanding of where others are coming from when the communication being done is on the net. I love this thing. I wish the tongue went in and out of its mouth without stopping.
    I can't read this without visions of the poor truck driver's fate in the movie Thelma and Louise.
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  12. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from nursel56
    I can't read this without visions of the poor truck driver's fate in the movie Thelma and Louise.
    Best. Movie. Ever.
    nursel56 likes this.
  13. Visit  Miiki profile page
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    It's illegal in my state to use the term nurse if you are not licensed as an LPN or RN, so MAs wouldn't call themselves nurses for long here. If you are not licensed as a nurse, you shouldn't use the title 'nurse.'
    Last edit by Miiki on Mar 6, '13

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