I have my BSN and I wanted to comment on this. I do think the ANA ignores real issues at hand, almost ignoring what is going on. Some of the answers to me are quite simple. Basically, I don't want to do everyone else's job. I LOVE assessing pts, I LOVE dressing changes, I LOVE IVs, bloods, etc. I HATE cleaning up rooms, I HATE having to empty garbage cans, I HATE feeling like the nurse just has to shut up and do everything. I know people will say, well those things are impt to the pt, ect. Well, I am not saying they are not. What I am saying is, I was a CNA, I worked as a med tech. I didn't have to go to school for that (whether it be ADN, BSN, MSN, ect) If a person had ample time to do EVERYTHING that would be one thing, but we don't. But because people think nurses should just suck it up, we are expected to do things (like clean, etc) even when we don't have the time. I really feel that there needs to be some set guidelines of a nurses job. I feel that THIS will provide the respect we are looking for, decrease confusion, and keep nurses at the bedside. We cannot be expected to increase our knowledge, increase pt procedures, yet still do everything from the Florence Nightengale image. I am sorry, but I don't like those aspects of nursing. That is why I am not staying in nursing.