I am currently finishing my BSN degree. I have had my ADN for 2 years. For my ethics class we have to debate "Is nursing a profession?" Just looking for more information and what other people think about that statement. Any input is appreciated.
Apr 6, '03
I had to do this one as a presentation for college and this was a little out there but it brought the house down! First of all we did it as a team. There were two of us - I was dressed as a 50's Australian nurse white uniform, stockings, red cape VEIL (for gosh sakes) the works! Trish was in more or less a uniform the leeryist puple and gold pullover with make-up huge earings - the works. We had a list of crtieria for a profession - separate knowledge base, able to operate as independant etc (can't remember them now) but Trish was the "for" and I was the "against" in the meantime deriding her for looking unprofessional. It was a riot! we had people argueing along with us AND it mixed in the beliefs about "professional behaviour" as opposed to "professional", Hope this helps
Last edit by gwenith on Apr 6, '03
Apr 7, '03
We had a very good discussion about this very topic not too long ago in this thread
, called Are We Really a Profession?
I encourage you all to continue commenting on it.
Last edit by Susy K on Apr 7, '03