Tweety, Thanks for the input.
I wasn't looking at the whole issue as "How dare they...!" but "Why do they?" I was looking at it from the stand point that no matter how you are prepared, we all take the same NCLEX and all have the RN behind our names. Professional is as professional does.
As for the whole profession definition. I think that nursing is a profession whether a Bachelor's Degree is required or not. I think that nursing is a profession even though we are no longer discernible from rn to cna to rad tech or respiratory thereapy or even housekeeping. (Everyone wears scrubs
....except the doc's ... unless they are coming from the OR)
I am just kind of confused over the whole technically professional but not professional thing thingy.
Honestly, I know the BSN's work their collective butts off to get the BSN but I think that if you took two new grads, one BSN one ADN and put them on the floor together, they would do nearly identical work.
I'm still looking at other older posts, but I am not really getting anything except a whole lot of division and acrimony on the subject. It is really disheartning to know that this goes on in the work place all the time.
The whole ego... I've got the bigger education than you, I am a better nurse than you b/c you don't have an adequate education thing... it is just disgusting. And I really resent having to take a position on something I find so repulsive.