Allnurses needs nurses - page 4

I have loved this site, but as I check , "Today's Posts", as is my wont, more and more, there are only student related topics. What has happened here? Has anyone else noticed this? I have no... Read More

  1. by   applewhitern
    I seldom view this site because I am mostly interested in critical care nursing topics, of which are few and far between. I enjoy learning, and am not currently in a hospital that does much teaching or inservices worth attending. All I see are the NP posts, the student posts, etc., like other's have said. I check the critical care sections, but rarely see anything that appeals to me. I get really tired of the "am I too old to be a nurse" type questions.
  2. by   Pixie.RN
    I've been a member since 2005, and it's definitely gone through changes/cycles/ebbs/flows. I started off as a paramedic and pre-nursing student here, so I have definitely reaped the benefits of the collective wisdom as I have "grown up" in my career and gone from civilian to military to civilian again. I really enjoy the specialty forums and as my career shifts, so do my visits to various areas. I love it. It's really what we make it, and I know sometimes it seems like we are a minority swimming in a sea of students ... but they won't be students forever.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    I think it wouldn't be so bad if posters would utilize the appropriate forums. The number of posters, especially the brand new ones, who just put every single post in general nursing without bothering to look around for a more suitable forum is astounding.

    Tip of the day: it is possible to go and mark all of the student forums as read, and then use the what's new to see what else is new. You can also do that with any other forums you don't want to see come up on the what's new list. Takes a minute or two, depending on what you're marking as read, but it does clean up the "What's New" list fairly well.
    Notwithstanding that the good idea continues to be making the student section a separate site, "Mark Read" does not appear as an option on my screen.
  4. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from caliotter3
    Notwithstanding that the good idea continues to be making the student section a separate site, "Mark Read" does not appear as an option on my screen.
    Go into settings and make sure mark all read option is checked. Then it should show up.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Once upon a time, long ago, and far away, new nurses and future nurses actually respected and listened to experience. Those days are gone. It's all about ageism and bashing old nurses for even having an opinion on the threads where they ask for----opinions. Times have changed. Everyone wants to shoot straight to the top and experience or wisdom be damned. I worry for the future of advanced practice. It's going to lack experience, wisdom and maturity. Makes me really worry for primary care in the near future. I will stick with my "old" PA and MD. At least they have experience and time and know more than book and school knowledge. As these guys retire, I will have to worry that the practitioner will even know what they are doing. Questions will be asked. If there is no real nursing experience, I will move on to another NP or PA ( with some actual medical experience) who have them. Sad.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 19, '17
  6. by   LindaB73
    Quote from Meeshie
    A lot of the nurses that had those lively discussions posted with the app from their phone. Once the app disappeared so did a heck of a lot of people.
    This exactly.
  7. by   calivianya
    I have an idea, guys... like the what I learned this week thread (which was amazing, it's a shame that sort of went away). How about every single one of you take a minute, think about the most recent new thing you learned/saw/did, and consider writing an article about it?

    I've never written an article before, but I promise I'll work on trying to come up with one this week if some of you guys promise me the same.

    We all work in dramatically different environments, even if some of us work on the same type of unit. We all have different physicians, who have preferences for different drugs/techniques/etc. I bet each of us has a ton of interesting, specialized knowledge.

    For one of my classes in school right now, I had to come up with an environmental chemistry-related topic for a research paper... and what I came up with was antibiotics in the water system contributing to the prevalence of MDRO bacteria. I had to put a healthcare spin on it. xD When I actually write the paper (it's due next week and I haven't started!!!), would anyone be interested in reading if I submitted it as an article?
  8. by   PTKChic
    Quote from audreysmagic
    Nah, not if you don't wanna work bedside. Does it REALLY matter what side the liver's on? It's not like I'm working hepatic nursing...
    I had an A&P classmate wonder why she hadn't gotten into the nursing program, wondering how important could microbiology really be to a nursing education.
  9. by   CCU BSN RN
    To Calivianya - Could not agree more! I'll come up with a decent post and/or article this week about...whatever comes up at work tonight. There's always material.

    I like the idea of a 'what I learned this week' thread! What happened to it? Let's start new ones in each subsection so people can keep track of what others are learning in CICU vs. LTAC vs. school nursing. I'll take point in the CCU/Cardiac/Coronary Care/Telemetry section if no one else has done it in 14h when I get home from work.

    Props to Calivianya for the solution that I LOVE. Also I am definitely interested in your paper. Sounds like awesome material for an article I'd actually like to read!

    Let's keep this going, guys. What do you want to see more of, and how do you plan to make it come about? Do you need help from the community on anything? Can you offer help?

    My issue is when I post things in more specific forums, like CCU forum, I get less answers, which makes me more inclined to post under general nursing to attempt to get replies. How many individual forums do you all check daily?
    Last edit by CCU BSN RN on Apr 19, '17 : Reason: Credit.
  10. by   CKPM2RN
    I'm in an unusual place as far as this thread is concerned. I am a new nurse, but I am not a young person. I've had a 28-year (non-nursing) career so far and I don't have the new-grad/new-nurse complaints. Perhaps it is because I have grey in my hair and wrinkles around my eyes which show that I understand that life isn't fair, when someone bullies you you need to know how to let them know it won't stand, and that getting that job you want requires patience and work. Now of course I don't mean to paint all young new nurses with the same brush.
  11. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from la_chica_suerte85
    I've only been truly on my own for 2.5 months and the tone these posts continue to set makes allnurses something I can't really connect with anymore. I started looking to Reddit for the RNs subreddit but they also don't post very much either (and then I end up wasting a lot of time on other subs). I tried to use the Oncology Nurses Society Community as a means of finding people to connect with as I grow in peds hemonc. I will continue to visit allnurses, however, in hopes that the tide will change back to the way things were and we will see more of the "tell on yourself, if you dare" posts than "incivility/lateral violence/bullying/general snowflake nonsense" posts that are not the allnurses I remember when I started nursing school that fateful fall of 2013.
    I was triggered by your post and felt the need to respond as a good triggerin' is apt to do. I joined a bunch of years ago ('03 I believe) and was pretty active until around 2010. If memory serves my decreased activity was at least in part associated with a time which the website was experiencing a bit of change that some might say was not for the better--cliques were forming amongst various members, people were banned and ultimately feelings were hurt; it got quite nasty unfortunately and a splinter group attempted to start a similar website, but one of the things that most stood out was the very significant increase in mod activity, deleting and editing posts at the first sight of some post possibly being perceived as offensive to someone. I mentioned this because it would seem based on what I'm reading in this thread that the happenings of 2010 were the beginnings of what many of you are reporting today (hopefully with less bannings/post deletions), so it seems like a natural transition over time.
    I must say I've noticed that it's been more difficult for me to find a thread that might be interesting to participate in or prove helpful, but figured it was because of the changes in the website that made it difficult for me to find stuff.
  12. by   klone
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

    So it will always be on long-standing internet message board communities.
  13. by   amoLucia
    Quote from CCU BSN RN
    ... My issue is when I post things in more specific forums, like CCU forum, I get less answers, which makes me more inclined to post under general nursing to attempt to get replies. How many individual forums do you all check daily?
    This is so true. Sometimes I really don't blame others for posting where they do just because of this reason.

    So to Admin - have a suggestion. Why not leave initial posting alone as it is. But after 10 days, you guys have some kind of in house program that would alert you to move postings at 10 days old to a more appropriate forum/room. You've been alerted by the 10 day program, some mod reviews it and then moves it as approp.

    After 10 days or so, a post isn't so new anymore. And like PP CCU BSN RN comments, how many individual forums does one check daily? I don't do many at all.