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. by   TheCommuter
    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. by   SDALPN
    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. by   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.
  4. by   caliotter3
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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.

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