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by BookwormRN BookwormRN (Member)

BookwormRN specializes in Med/Surg.

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Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN."

Hello, people! When you go to school, you earn a diploma (not so common anymore) or a degree (such as an ADN, BSN, MSN, etc). Becoming a Registered Nurse involves taking the NCLEX exam, passing and becoming licensed by the state. It is THEN that you BECOME a Registered Nurse.

Ok, thanks for letting me vent. DH teases me about this peeve all the time, but I can't help it. Just because someone earns their ADN does not mean that they have permission to practice as a Registered Nurse.

I feel much better now!;)

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN."

...Just because someone earns their ADN does not mean that they have permission to practice as a Registered Nurse.

While you are technically correct, the student completing a program is indeed going for their RN licensure as the end goal; and while it's not an RN degree, it is one of the degrees that qualifies one for licensure, right?

People will see me geared up..."Oh, you rode your motorcycle today?" :idea:

Or you come in soaking wet, "Is it raining outside?"

People are just trying to be friendly & make social conversation....

It's all good.:balloons:

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crissrn27 has 8 years experience as a RN and specializes in nursery, L and D.

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Why do we let things like this bother us? For me it is this, ALL the nurses and doctors in my nursery express blood sugar levels like this 60%................WTH??? It is even typed on most of our forms like this, and it drives me crazy. After three years people just roll their eyes at me when I tell them it is not 60% it is 60mg/dl.

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in NICU/Neonatal transport.

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"Sonimeters" It's centimeters.

That's my pet peeve.

It's like pronouncing Target like "tar-jhay".

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mercyteapot has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Dev. Disabilities, Health Disparities.

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My big thing is seeing HIPAA and JCAHO spelled as HIPPA and JACHO. Argh!!!!

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Please bear with me, but I really need to say this! My pet peeve is when people say to me, "Oh, you got your RN degree." Or "So and so is going for their RN."

Hello, people! When you go to school, you earn a diploma (not so common anymore) or a degree (such as an ADN, BSN, MSN, etc). Becoming a Registered Nurse involves taking the NCLEX exam, passing and becoming licensed by the state. It is THEN that you BECOME a Registered Nurse.

Ok, thanks for letting me vent. DH teases me about this peeve all the time, but I can't help it. Just because someone earns their ADN does not mean that they have permission to practice as a Registered Nurse.

I feel much better now!;)

FWIW...I agree...a Doc isn't a Doc till they pass their boards, a lawyer isn't a lawyer till they pass the bar and an RN isn't an RN till they pass NCLEX. Of course you need education before all of these things, but there's a difference between your degree (or diploma) and your license.

Peace,

Cathie

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"Sonimeters" It's centimeters.

That's my pet peeve.

It's like pronouncing Target like "tar-jhay".

Actually, for certain areas it's sonimeters. Not sure of the spelling or why, since it's the same measurement, but it is.

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psalm is a RN and specializes in Staff nurse.

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My pet peeve has been talked to death but here it is:

" An ADN is a two-year degree." That doesn't account for the many pre-reqs required at my college. I had to have 56 credits just to get validated for the program. So if we count our pre-reqs, then most ADNs are 3-3.5 year degrees. Just a few courses difference from a BSN, which covers management, statistics, and more chemistry.

Breathe in, now out, okay, now I feel better.

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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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"Sonimeters" It's centimeters.

That's my pet peeve.

It's like pronouncing Target like "tar-jhay".

but that is a joke to make target more trendy or higher fashion, just a joke.

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