Originally posted by fergus51:
Exactly! As you posted previously to someone making generalizations about LPNs: What research have you done to come to the conclusion that BSNs are all condescending?</STRONG>
Now if you would go back, and read the post again, YOU would SEE, that NOOOOOO where in THAT post, do I write, that ALL BSNs were ANYTHING!!!
I wrote about MY experience, and MY experience ALONE!!! MY experience in the last two years here in WA., has been working with some BSNs who were as lazy, and sorry as they come!
MY experience lately!
Worked on a floor with a BSN, who while I did ALL the skilled care for 19-22 pts., SHE played a game on the NET...did crossword puzzles! Another, took her charts, and went in front of the TV in plain view of anyone who walked on the unit, put her feet up, and WATCHED TV!! Then wondered why she charted on the WRONG pt.!!! Why did she go in front of the TV?? Because it was well away from the lights, and the phones! Both of these nurses,loved to talk about how the difference between LPN/RNs, and how much education they had! While they beeped CNAs to help pts. to the toilet, or give them a bedpan, while they did ...guess what! NOTHING!
Now guess what I was doing! I was giving the meds for the WHOLE unit, doing ALL the IVs, IVP, IVPB, PCAs, including porta caths, central lines, drawing blood, Chem sticks, drgs changes, assessments, answering lights, the phone...especially for the RN who got cont. family calls...so much so she couldn't ever get out on time...or even copy the orders off correctly! Or the BSN, who was soooo full of himself, who had no time to call a MD to get an order for a pt. in pain, but tried to give him haldol instead! Why because he was toooooo busy telling everyone he called how he was "LORD of the MANOR"!
Or the nurse who found what she thought was a missed order, and tried to get me to give lasix IVP to a pt., that hadn't been receiving it for TWO or THREE days! Point...I wasn't on the unit during those days! Instead of reporting this to the MD, and letting him know what had taken place, and trying to find out why this had been held...SHE tried to order me to give it! I called the superior, who in turned said call the MD,...the nurse refused! I had the MD called, only to find out, that AN order had been given, and NEVER written to HOLD the lasix!!! POINt...LPNs were not allowed to call the MD, or take orders off. Why? Because THIS unit didn't want them to! This was NOT the hospitals policy, but THAT units, as when I first arrived, I was being groomed by the nurse manager to be charge, until the RNs had a fit! Why? Because that would have meant, they would have to split the work, and not get to sit around, visit with their families, or play games! This BSN, instead of saying, "WOW..good thing we didn't give that"! Became pissed as all get out...that I had the nerve to question HER! SHE was told to write an incident report...left, and never did it!
These are just a few of my recent experience with BSNs, as only RECENTLY, since I have been here in Wa. I have NOT had run into the same problems before...or not as badly as I have here! I also ...since I have been here, started reading this board ...only to find many generalizations about LPNs, much more than about RNs! I TRIED to post a good interaction, I had with a BSN, that changed MY opinion of BSN,...that was until I read the first response right here!
I wanted to tell others, that there are STILL SOME good places, where nurses work together as a team, and that ALL don't feel the need to disrespect LPNs, because of their initials! I also went back to that unit the next day ...on MY DAY OFF, and took the WHOLE unit, and MY unit breakfast! Which consisted of coffee cake, OJ, Bagels, and smoked salmon, and cream cheese!
Today I brought a decorated Mother's day cake, OJ, Fresh dougnuts, and came in early to make fresh coffee. Every day I work with the great BSN, CNA, and LPNS that work WITH ME, I bring in something for their breakfast, and I supply the free coffee, and the coffe maker!
Those are the people I was seeking to acknowledge, and give praise to, NOT to be agreed with by anyone else!