Dipoma Nurse and Proud!
- 8Nov 30, '07 by nurse4117I am a graduate of a hospital school of nursing. It was the best. This is not to say that we did not take college courses because we were required to take courses at Northwestern and other area colleges. Then we had clinical rotations throughout the hospital, actually working in ALL the areas of nursing, I have even found muyself in the position of teaching BSN grads the things they never learned, some very basic nursing skills. My training was excellent and well rounded and has carried me for the past 30 years!! I am still able to work in the emergency room with the younger nurses, both in age and experience.
- 3Dec 3, '07 by al7139Hi,
Congratulations on graduating and becoming a nurse. Don't let ANYONE tell you that your education was inferior, and that you shouldn't be a nurse.
I am a graduate of an ADN program, but I work with lots of diploma nurses and BSN nurses. As far as I can see, we are pretty much equal. All of us have our strengths and weaknesses.
Some might disagree with me, but I know lots of Diploma RN's who are great at what they do.
- 5Dec 19, '07 by Katie91Hi grannynurse,
Out of all of the nurses I have worked side by side with, my absolute favorites to work with are the diploma nurses and the LPN/LVNs. The reason being is simply the experience you gained in the hands-on, clinical setting. You can't get that kind of training in a classroom.
I have only come across a handful of BSNs who demonstrate clinical excellence. That's just my personal experience, but...
I would entrust the diploma, LPN or the ADN to be at my or my family member's bedside.
Thank you for being you
- 2Dec 28, '07 by C.G.NelsonQuote from anonymurseI'M also a Diploma Nurse and extremely proud.I hear ya. We couldn't graduate without handling a minimum of 4 pts, yet I've heard of BSN programs that require only 2. Thumbs up for the hands-on approach!
We all take the same exam. It is about patient care, not sitting a classroom.
I'm also a Oncology Certified Nurse (15 years) and a R.N. x's 34 years !!