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The politics of Nursing


Hi Everyone - and yes, I am a LVN,

The biggest major problem in nursing without question is the "territorial battle" that has gone one for many years now between the different educational levels in nursing. From Master degree nurses on down to the LVN/LPN - including the CNA's, it even flows through to the nursing educators and the cirricculm that is taught in the various school settings.

This territorialism is the basis of why nurses and the nursing profession have the problems they do today

The views of various facitlites and hospital administration is another thing totally and left for another day to discuss.

Jenny99 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I totally agree. Nursing is very political, and many of the politics are unsavory.

Many nurses repeatedly claim that nobody respects them. However, we must learn to work past the territorial battles and politics. After all, no one will respect nurses if we do not display the same level of respect for each other.

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