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Nurses Furious As Dentist to Lead Nursing Research Institute

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J.Adderton has 27 years experience as a BSN, MSN .

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Appointment Reinforces the Undervaluing of Nurses

The National Institute of Health has appointed a dentist and biologist to head up the largest U.S. nursing research institute.  Nurses are furious over the message being sent and the impact on our already undervalued profession. Keep reading to learn more about this controversial decision. You are reading page 2 of Nurses Furious As Dentist to Lead Nursing Research Institute. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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This is appalling!  This position should be filled by a Nurse.  Just another slap in the face to our profession.

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protos frontida 9 is a BSN and specializes in jack of all trades, master of none..

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Most colleges and universities have Ph.D. level nurses teaching research classes.  They can't teach these classes unless they have some degree of knowledge of how to conduct research.  I call foul on the decision and hope most if not all nurses send the letter.  Please

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19 minutes ago, protos frontida 9 said:

Most colleges and universities have Ph.D. level nurses teaching research classes.  They can't teach these classes unless they have some degree of knowledge of how to conduct research.  I call foul on the decision and hope most if not all nurses send the letter.  Please

 Good point,  however it could be that none of the nursing folks at that level wanted to take a pay cut for this gig 🙂 

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protos frontida 9 is a BSN and specializes in jack of all trades, master of none..

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You have a good point and that area of the United States is high dollar living and overall expenses.  They need to pay the person for the job!  How can a dentist take the pay cut though?

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1 hour ago, protos frontida 9 said:

You have a good point and that area of the United States is high dollar living and overall expenses.  They need to pay the person for the job!  How can a dentist take the pay cut though?

 Odds are if a dentist took the job, they weren’t content as a dental professional.  Additionally, it’s government, so nepotism probably played an extremely high part in this 🙂

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protos frontida 9 is a BSN and specializes in jack of all trades, master of none..

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That may be true on both counts.  That doesn't lead to a very good resolution for nursing who are serious about their jobs and investment into nursing.

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Yeah, this is pretty dumb. How can someone make decisions on where grants and funds should be allocated if they don't even know the importance of nursing functions? I would be gravely disappointed if this person stayed in this position. Nursing research is essential to improving healthcare, and understanding basic nursing principles is necessary in discerning where research funding should go to. In this case, business would not help as much because the problem at hand deals with understanding nursing. Therefore, they should be hiring someone with BOTH a nursing and accounting/business background. There are plenty of nurses out their who have gone through dual MSN/administration programs. 

 

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