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RN Recognition & Respect

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by Guch Guch (New Member) New Member Nurse

Guch specializes in RNII, Oncology, Chemo certified.

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I am posting on behalf of my humble spouse (a multiple and nationally awarded RN) in an effort to facilitate comparable benefits bestowed to other respected professions that serve the general public in critical and appreciated capacities.  There are several industries that offer exclusive discounts and benefits to recognized professions (such as first responders, military personnel and teachers) for the services provided in those chosen professions.  Although those recognized professions have my respect, I often wonder how and why nurses have been omitted from such inclusive recognition.  Can anyone help me to understand the disparity?  Or better yet, please help to get nurses added to the other recognized professions.  

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NewOncNurseRN has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in BMT.

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Nurses get paid more. The other professions don’t get compensated nearly as much as they deserve. Also, many hospitals or employers do offer a discount program. You might have to search through HR or employee benefits website to find them.

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

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Teachers max out early on their payscale as well.

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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10 hours ago, Rionoir said:

Have you seen the crap pay paramedics get?

No doubt! People ask we I stopped being a medic and got my RN. My reply as follows:

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I got tired of carrying my share of 300lbs of screaming humanity backwards down a flight of stairs at 0300AM for $12.00 an hour.

 

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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I have mixed feelings about this. Real professionals with respect don't get special recognition, nor do they need to seek affirmation of their worth. This covers most  jobs. I agree with the others about the money. We earn a lot more than others and don't warrant discounts.

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GrumpyRN has 37 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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In UK a lot of places will give discount to NHS employees (not just nurses) on production of an NHS ID badge.

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I got a free Cinnabon last year during nursing week.    This year, I got a coupon for a free sandwich from Chick Fillet.    I've gotten little free stuff like that frequently throughout my career.

As far a big rewards go, I don't feel the general public owes us anything.   We agree to do a certain job for a certain amount of compensation.    People shouldn't be made to feel guilty if they don't give us more.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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19 hours ago, Rionoir said:

Have you seen the crap pay paramedics get?

True story. My pay pretty much doubled after I went from paramedic to RN and had a year of time as a nurse. 

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by Guch New Member Nurse

Guch specializes in RNII, Oncology, Chemo certified.

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The initial post did not intend to compare professions whereas it meant to INCLUDE another deserving profession.

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Crash_Cart has 11 years experience and specializes in ER OR LTC Code Blue Trauma Dog.

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10 hours ago, CharleeFoxtrot said:

I got tired of carrying my share of 300lbs of screaming humanity backwards down a flight of stairs at 0300AM for $12.00 an hour.

...Love it! 

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Crash_Cart has 11 years experience and specializes in ER OR LTC Code Blue Trauma Dog.

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Well there's been times I got a free coffee at a gas station or a take out restaurant while wearing my scrubs on my way to work.

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