SNOTTY MA claiming to be a nurse!!!! - page 4

:angryfire i had to take my 11 month old to the immediate care. he has chicken pox. the ma is talking and my 4 year old asks if her brother is going to get a shot. the ma says, "no, he won't get a... Read More

  1. by   libnat
    seems to me that you haven't busted your a** for the degree either.
    nope, i'm doing it now. something being more difficult doesn't make your title sacrosanct. nurse is a pretty general term for caregiver, i know a lot of people who call aids and anyone in scrubs "nurse". like i said, seems like a petty thing to worry about.
  2. by   libnat
    and if you want to take your rational of, I worked harder than you did for my title, a little bit further. RN stands for real nurse, and lpns don't have as much responsibilty/work as hard so aren't real "nurses". Would you not find that a wee bit petty and a lot *****.

    and on that note I can't believe the word filter deletes *****
    Last edit by XB9S on Apr 16, '09 : Reason: If the word filter doesn't get it the moderators do
  3. by   Nurse_Hagatha
    Quote from libnat
    and it's still a petty thing to worry about. I could care less if an ma says nurse in front of a young child.

    Seems some nurses here think mighty highly of themselves.......

    I see that you are 19 years old, and there is nothing wrong with that, but when I was that age I had a lot to learn. I am 36, and I am very proud of the title RN, and I am humbled by the responsibility at the same time. I went through a lot to become a RN, and, yes, I think mighty highly of the position. I have a lot of respect for my peers as well.

    Would it be petty of a RN to represent his/herself as a MD?

    If you become a RN someday, please let us know how your opinion of us has changed.:icon_roll
  4. by   NurseMaryB
    Quote from libnat
    and if you want to take your rational of, I worked harder than you did for my title, a little bit further. RN stands for real nurse, and lpns don't have as much responsibilty/work as hard so aren't real "nurses". Would you not find that a wee bit petty and a lot *****.

    and on that note I can't believe the word filter deletes *****
    I don't know where you are working but where I work I as an LPN do the exact same job as an RN. If we wanna talk about Real Nurse lets talk about a nurse who does the job with her heart and the nurse who does it for the money theres a difference. You are completely clueless and I hope once/if you become a nurse that your attitude changes of the field bc if not you won't last long. I've been a nurse for 2 1/2yrs. I was 20 when I started nursing. I thought highly of my title then and I do now. I worked hard to be where I am now. I had only just turned 20 when I passed my boards. And, I faught earth, wind and fire to become a nurse so yea I'm pretty darn proud of it! Even as an LPN, which you'll come to find does the same job as and RN. So, if you've worked 1/4th as hard as I have to get my degree and yes as and LPN I have a degree then you'll be a little overprotective of your title too!
    Last edit by XB9S on Apr 16, '09 : Reason: editing quoted profanity
  5. by   Midwest4me
    Quote from libnat
    and if you want to take your rational of, i worked harder than you did for my title, a little bit further. rn stands for real nurse, and lpns don't have as much responsibilty/work as hard so aren't real "nurses". would you not find that a wee bit petty and a lot *****.

    and on that note i can't believe the word filter deletes *****
    what a bunch of marlarky! are you truly saying that rns are "real nurses" and lpns are not?? did i read that correctly? i see you're 19 years old; you have a lot to learn. titles(that are extremely hard-earned) are not "petty" things to worry about! once you've run a few years in our shoes, your attitude would surely change.
    Last edit by XB9S on Apr 16, '09 : Reason: misspelling
  6. by   libnat
    No, I am saying that is the logical leap from her rational.
  7. by   OrthoRN09
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    Regardless of how much clinical time you had, your education was quite different from that of an LPN or RN. The practice of an LPN and an RN are quite different than an MAs practice. LPN and MA are not interchangeable and do not go hand-in-hand.
    OK, if LPN and MA are not interchangeable in a clinic setting, then why do most the job postings I see for clinics say "LPN/CMA wanted"? Don't believe me? Go to allina.com.

    And since I am now a RN, I am well aware of the differences in education.
  8. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from OrthoRN09
    I did a 6 week (40 hours per week) externship in an Internal Medicine clinic prior to finishing my MA training. That's probably more clinical experience than some RN programs.
    Seriously?

    I did an 8 week internship at 40 hrs/week, plus 6 semesters with 200 clinical hours each semester.
  9. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from libnat
    i know a lot of people who call aids and anyone in scrubs "nurse". like i said, seems like a petty thing to worry about.
    so? housekeeping wears scrubs at my hospital. should i not correct a patient who calls them a nurse? do you not think that's a dangerous idea to promote?
  10. by   OrthoRN09
    Quote from blondy2061h
    Seriously?

    I did an 8 week internship at 40 hrs/week, plus 6 semesters with 200 clinical hours each semester.
    Well, the nursing students that come to my unit spend 2 hours looking up information in their one patients chart, do about 2 hours of patient care, and then spend 2 hours talking about it in "post conference". So if all that counts, I guess they would get more "clinical experience".

    My comment was for the poster that said MA's get little to no training at all.

    So why is that nurses seem to hate MA's? I mean all MA's, not just the one that makes stupid, unprofessional comments in front of patients?
  11. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from OrthoRN09

    So why is that nurses seem to hate MA's? I mean all MA's, not just the one that makes stupid, unprofessional comments in front of patients?
    I don't hate MA's. Granted, I've only ever dealt with one, at my GI doctor's office. She's fantastic- returns phone calls in a timely fashion, gets pre-auths approved in record time like a mofo, can find anything in my chart in 0.2 seconds, calls me with all of my lab results the day after they're drawn, and is a pleasure to talk to.

    And she's never called herself a nurse.
  12. by   Scrubby
    Quote from OrthoRN09

    So why is that nurses seem to hate MA's? I mean all MA's, not just the one that makes stupid, unprofessional comments in front of patients?
    I think what people here resent is MA's who refer to and let others call them nurses when they are not. They haven't earned the title of nurse and should not be lying to the public. It's disrespectful to nurses and it's illegal.

    I see your a nurse now. You need to be able to stick up for yourself and not allow surgeons to lie to patients like that.
    Last edit by Scrubby on Apr 16, '09
  13. by   AndyLyn
    Whatever. Let's all cat fight and call names.

    I know I'm a nurse. I don't need validation from a pre-schooler to support me. Maybe the MA does have to put up with a bunch of crap from everyone who walks through the door thinking they know more than she does. Sound familiar?
    Last edit by XB9S on Apr 16, '09 : Reason: TOS

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