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Aug 4, '01Essarge, I stand by what I said. I didn't say that nurses are stupid, only that those whose intellect gives them many career options will, in the current cultural and economic environment, probably take one of those other options. And for the most part, they'd be dumb not to. I am not sure what your point is regarding exams and CEUs. All of us have taken exams, including the NCLEX; some of us have more CEUs than God.
Look, I have a high IQ myself, as do many other nurses, but most bright young people these days--at least the ones who think with their heads and not their hearts--are going to bypass nursing and pick some other, less stressful, more lucrative career field that challenges their minds without sacrificing their souls. This isn't any different than what the media is saying, too.
I don't want to get into the BSN argument, either, but I have to think that if you need a four-year degree to become an RN, you're going to drive away many, many teenagers who until now have been able to say, "Gee, rather than spend four whole years of my life and my money going to college, I can go to school for two or three years and go to work sooner in a good paying professional job as a nurse." Lots of them will either skip school altogether, or pick a different major when they enroll in college. Now is *not* the time to be eliminating pathways to becoming an RN.