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Many Baby Nurses Aren't Nurses At All - page 2

In the burgeoning industry of private home-based baby care, 'baby nurse' is a title that refers to a trained individual who specializes in the care of infants from one day old up to one year old. A... Read More

  1. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Perhaps I really am being a bit 'ridiculous' regarding this topic. It's good to do some introspection every once in a while.
    Quote from babyRN.
    I guess I still think it's quite ridiculous. If my sister wore one of my nursing sweatshirts, I don't see how people would automatically assume that she is a nurse. It's not like it's a university pin.

    The only way I would see it as dishonest would be if I had a shirt that said, "babyRN, RN, BSN" with the person's actual name who didn't earn the title. If my sister wore that but it wasn't her name on the shirt, then I don't see how it's relevant.
  2. Visit  SDALPN profile page
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    Quote from babyRN.
    I guess I still think it's quite ridiculous. If my sister wore one of my nursing sweatshirts, I don't see how people would automatically assume that she is a nurse. It's not like it's a university pin.

    The only way I would see it as dishonest would be if I had a shirt that said, "babyRN, RN, BSN" with the person's actual name who didn't earn the title. If my sister wore that but it wasn't her name on the shirt, then I don't see how it's relevant.
    Wearing a shirt that could make someone think a lay person is a nurse could be disastrous. Imagine a medical emergency at the mall and a person wearing this shirt walking by...imagine the confusion. The title "nurse"is protected even if the specific RN/LPN isn't used. Getting back to the article the same thing goes for that. Parents are mislead into thinking the person is a nurse with a college education, not a glorified babysitter wanting to call themselves a baby nurse. If an emergency did happen to the baby under the "baby nurses"care and the parents believe this person is a nurse, that could lead to a really bad situation. The boards just don't seem to crack down on this issue unless something happens. They don't prevent the problem...laws only keep honest people honest.
  3. Visit  smartnurse1982 profile page
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    I don't like the name"baby nurses".

    I work with babies,but they are NOT ordinary kids. These are infants with trach,vents,Ngt,gtubes,and sometimes TPN and Picc lines who just so happen to live at home.
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    Quote from smartnurse1982
    I don't like the name"baby nurses".

    I work with babies,but they are NOT ordinary kids. These
    are infants with trach,vents,Ngt,gtubes,and sometimes TPN and Picc lines who just so happen to live at home.
    Agree. My concept of a baby nurse is someone who cares for a well child who happens to be an infant.
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.

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