Okay, who's doing the backstabbing now? I think I read someone on here recently who was talking about her BSN program didn't adequately prepare her for working with patients, like her ADN coworker's program had.
I am a nurse, I have an ADN in nursing. Does that make me less able to practice patient care than someone with a BSN? No, it doesn't. Does it make me less likely to fly up the ranks of hospital administration? Yes, and that's ok with me. I'm not into upward mobility, I just want to give good, quality patient care and get paid a decent wage at doing what I do.
I also feel that nurses should have a good attitude toward each other, we are our own worst enemy. But, comments like that are not showing a good attitude toward your fellow nurses. I'm glad you feel close to the MD's, but I'd prefer to feel closer to my patients. A nurse is more of a patient's advocate than a Dr's advocate, but maybe that's my ADN showing through.
Hey, maybe that's the way the "nurses" that have advanced in administration at my place of employment feel. The little ADN's and diploma nurses aren't worth anything and should be paid a little pittance of wages, just enough to keep them coming back, and give them a tiny 2% wage increase every couple of years. Yeah, they aren't well educated, they won't know any better. "A nurse is a nurse, after all." And, we can be replaced any time, and no one will miss us when we're gone.
Oh, and one more thing: scg: in the state you hold your nursing license, did you have to take a separate test than the nurses graduating from an ADN program? If not, then you're not really any more qualified for your nursing license than any of those from an ADN program, you just spent more on your education. And, more educated doesn't always mean better. A little tact and humanity goes a long way, and I didn't have to go to college for four years to learn that!