I have recently completed Excelsior College's ADN program and I am waiting to take the state boards. All of this makes me extremely happy, however, I recently over heard my nursing supervisor complaining to other coworkers that I did nursing school
the easy way and that it is an insult to her and the nursing profession that I can sit for the state boards. She also proceeded to state that I probably will not pass the state boards anyway because I did not do the three years of clinical she did. I have pretended that I did not over hear these comments and have kept a "business as usual" attitude.
My question is this, will other nurses who did it the conventional way ever see us as equals? Or will they let their assumptions about the Excelsior Program cloud their judgment. I throughly enjoyed the program and never would have gotten my degree any other way since I work full time days and support my family. I feel that I am prepared for the nursing world and that I will be a great asset. But, will I be given the chance to prove that if there are those who would seek to put me down? I have worked with these people for 9 years. They always say that I am the best they have and they always turn to me when problems arise. I am just shocked that they are not supportive in any way, shape, or form.
Sorry for my rant, I guess I just need to see if there are others out there who ran into this type of discrimination and how they handled it.
Dec 17, '07
What a bunch of clowns!
Mia, I can't imagine how jealous they must be to refuse to move you up. What do they possibly think you haven't done as an LPN that you'll do as an RN aside from, what, IVPB?
Get hired on somewhere else NOW as a GN. Because you WILL pass on your first shot.
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