Do you think self policing of the nursing profession harms or helps professional cohesiveness. Doctors rarely testify in court against a fellow doctor and you rarely hear them degrading another physician to another. I wonder if nurses quickness to call the BON against another nurse and the way nurses talk about other nurses has as big an impact on the public and other healthcare providers view of nurses as professionals as I think it does. What brought this on was I heard a nurse talking to a patient about another nurses skills (IV access) and to tell whoever scheduled her to put them on her schedule. This struck me as the height of unprofessionalism.