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- Feb 27 by gloryfiedI might want to avoid this recruiting company because they wont adress me with my professional name?
Give me some real issues please. Something that affects my license, my pay check, their morals they promised. Some real issues please. The health care field is in so much corruption, i got no time to be walking around expeting to be called by my professional name, with all the other crap going on around us.
- Feb 27 by traumaRUsThis is a hard fought battle among APNs in all specialties. I have several friends that have their doctorate and when we are in the professional setting, I 100% call them Doctor - they did the work, they earned the title.
Privately and one on one, I of course address them by first name. I agree with NomadCRNA that if we, as APNs denigrate our doctorate degrees, then we are never going to be considered professional. I am very fortunate to be in a practice where APNs and PAs are treated as equals and very much respected and compensated.
- Feb 27 by edmiaQuote from nomadcrnaThank you! We should all be whining to be treated with respect.You may consider it whining while I consider it defending our practice and furthering the NP cause. It is why I whine to get full staff membership and whine to get the practice privileges NP deserve. It is why I whine to our representatives about NP practice. It is why I whine and support my PA Collegues in their battles.
And yes, I whine to correct clueless head hunters who refer to NPs as midlevel practitioners.
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- Feb 27 by NPAlbyWHo cares how they address you in a mass produced email? I want to know how much they're going to pay me. Get the name on the check right! Yeah I get annoyed at times about being called "the nurse" but eh. Beats the other things I've been called in my career!
- Feb 27 by Tina, RNThe reason OP cautioned against the recruiter was the rude email reply that was received, not specifically because of the way he/she was addressed.
If the way you are treated by a recruiter doesn't matter to you, so be it. IMO, an MD would never be treated the way OP was. OP deserves his/her title. It should be used, unless otherwise requested.
"Aw, shucks. Little ol' me? No, just call me by my first name..." BOLONEY! If I worked that hard for my degrees, I want the recognition!
- Feb 27 by nursetimNow you have switched gears from a personal affront by an agency to a general advocacy issue. If you reread my initial post, I agreed you received a snotty reply. But you were whiney about it. I never said that you shouldn't be called whatever you want, just that you should get over yourself if you do not get your way. I never said that advocating for our profession was whining.
As to being addressed as "doctor" in the clinical setting, that will always be contraversional and seen from 2 camps. If you want to be addressed as doctor and confuse our patients, fine, technically you would be correct.
My personal stance is, if you want to be addressed as "doctor" in the clinical setting, put the same time in training as the MD and DOs. When our training is on par, then fair enough. When DOs hit the scene, they also fought for recognition, and they had more training than the MDs with the addition of chiropractic manipulation to the standard MD curriculum. Same residency requirements. When we have the same standard, then good to go. If you want to be addressed as "doctor" in the academic setting, fine. If I should ever see the benefit to getting my doctorate, we have what? 5 In nursing now? I will still not introduce my self as "doctor" nursetim. If I decide to pursue the same level of training as an MD, then I will call myself Dr. Nursetim. Y'all do what your conscience lets you do. It makes me no real nevermind.
- Feb 27 by kguill975In all defense, it was a snotty reply, but I also could see how your response to the e-mail may have come off a little high handed. It's my understanding that they use a database for those e-mails, which may or may not include the correct title? I'm saying this because I'm an ACNP, surgical NP to be exact, and I get everything from Psych to OB-GYN job offers. So, maybe it wasn't the guy's fault that he got your title wrong, but his reply was inappropriate, although I found it funny, but I have a weird sense of humor. I'm taking one class at a time for the DNP, only because I hope they'll actually change it and make it worth something (clinically speaking) by the time I'm done. When I am done though, I still expect to be called by my first name, because whoever is trying to tell me something can just get to the point instead of worrying about my title, but that's just me. You've worked hard for your degree, so you deserve to be called whatever you want.
- Feb 28 by NPAlbyWe're still talking about this?
- Feb 28 by HumptyDumptyThis is laughable... Seriously getting this bent out of shape because he called you by your first name instead of Dr.? APN's with doctorate degrees aren't called Dr. in the clinical setting, only the academic setting. This recruiter probably didn't even think twice about it.
- Feb 28 by roryaustinI just joined and this is the first post I read, sigh..........