vet techs using the term nurse - page 10
what do you guys think of the growing controversy of vet techs calling themselves nurses?... Read More
Jan 21, '03Occupation: Full time student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 758; Likes: 2Wow!!! The only thing I can say about this section was that I never truly thought of everything a vet tech does. Before I read the posts today, I was actually of the mind that the term "nurse" should only be for RNs and LPNs. These posts definitely gave me pause to think. The amount and type of care given to our beloved pets and "family members" is now better understood by myself. I think more concern needs to be on people calling themselves "nurses" are those not licensed and trained to be nurses...i.e. medical assistants in medical offices and unlicensed vet techs.
I just want those vet techs "nurses" to know that when I next bring in one of my little ones, I'll be sure to thank them for the care they have given, and not just the vet.
Jan 21, '03Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,750; Likes: 16,271I guess respect is a short commodity all around and it's only thru understanding we will be able to see this. I am in NO mood to argue here, just let me state I respect techs of all kinds, always have always will. Whether they work in medicine, hospitals, veterinary medicine, pharmacies, you-name-it. I am gonna leave it at that cause I am tired of this whole discussion. I feel how I feel and nothing here has changed that.....a NURSE is a NURSE, a TECH a TECH...we need to learn to respect TECHS for what they DO, period. ...but I won't willingly surrender the title of NURSE to anyone who is not licensed as such, period. Just understand, I have just as much respect for techs as ever, if not a bit more after reading this thread. over and out.
Jan 21, '03Occupation: New RN Grad... Just passed NCLEX.. Working on a Ortho floor Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,616; Likes: 37I understand that the title is supposedly legally protected.. BUt they(we) are wanting to be called Registered Veterinary Nurses.... Whats the problem with that???????