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What draws non-nurses to AN.com?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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Heh, you hang out in /b/, klone?

Nah, not for a long time. I only have 2-3 boards I hang out at regularly nowadays.

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MedChica works as a I float everywhere..

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Honestly, I think most of the time, when people claim to be "attacked" they are just naive, and don't have a lot of experience posting outside the moderated, protective bubble that is AN.com. Go post for a while at 4chan, then come back here and talk about how you've been "attacked" here.

ill agree with that. personally I didn't see anything offensive about ops initial post. if I post about certain things I wouldn't mind nonnurses chiming in...so long as they have perspective. for instance, I dont have to b a nurse to talk about employee burnout bc I have been (in my past profession.). burnout is burnout. the only variance is the circumstance (unique to the profession) that led to it.

I dont have to b a nurse to talk about training newbs and students and how poorly nursing students tend to b treated at clinical sites (and i have by the way) bc I used to do this in a prior profession. yes...most of the time it was sprung on me. yes...I usually had to precept more than one. hell no -I don't like to precept. still...I did it with a smile. i never disrespected the students. i never treated my students with disdain, no matter how busy I was.

anyway... I can understand the person in question getting a little hot under yhe collar though. they're defending and when you've been 'called out', I suppose you have a right to do that.

lastly, I won't say that all pre/nursing students on here r unfairly unattacked. lol some have it coming...and when they're shown to 'the kiddie table', I never feel sorry for them.

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I love this topic! In fact, I created an account just to comment.

First, I am not a nurse. I'm a few years out of college and hold a position within allied health communications. The person who previously held my position had an AN e-newsletter subscription and I became obsessed with everything nursing for a short time, even considering a career change. Now that I'm pretty aware of the responsibilities, physical nature of the job, and nursing shortage lie, I've decided to stay put.

I have everyone on this board to thank for opening up my eyes to the realities of nursing. I've learned a lot, and I'm still very fascinated by nurses and the profession.

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Mandychelle79 has 2 years experience and works as a Psych Nurse.

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I love this topic! In fact, I created an account just to comment.

First, I am not a nurse. I'm a few years out of college and hold a position within allied health communications. The person who previously held my position had an AN e-newsletter subscription and I became obsessed with everything nursing for a short time, even considering a career change. Now that I'm pretty aware of the responsibilities, physical nature of the job, and nursing shortage lie, I've decided to stay put.

I have everyone on this board to thank for opening up my eyes to the realities of nursing. I've learned a lot, and I'm still very fascinated by nurses and the profession.

This is an excellent point. Maybe if more NON nurses would lurk around on the boards, we wouldnt have so many new graduates who quickly become disenchanted because nursing wasnt what they thought it would be.

Ive told my story before, I was never going to be a nurse because I knew what nursing was since my mom was one... well here I am now :) But because I knew what I was getting into, very little of the job actually is a surprise to me, when I encountered the " nurses devouring their young" I had already been bitten, spit out and came back for me, so I was able to ignore it better then my peer who had no healthcare experience.

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LoriRNCM has 3 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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The point of this thread was to "call out" a person for offering encouragement and compassion to another person because they are not a nurse. That is judgmental and petty, as were many of the comments that followed. If you are only "allowed" to comment on threads that pertain to you directly, then why would nurses post in Students? We value their opinions or we wouldn't ask. And a "Pre nursing student" is someone who is completing their pre reqs in preparation for entering the nursing program. I doubt that nurses were born with RN behind their name, everyone takes an educational route to get there. You were a student once...... I hope.

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roser13 has 17 years experience and works as a RN.

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Let me say it again - you are dead wrong.

I am the OP and my goal was never to "call out" anyone. In fact, it never occurred to me that the poster that I was referencing would ever notice this thread. And if you'll look at my post following his/hers, you will see that I was welcoming to him/her.

That you see this thread in that manner is simply a reflection of your mindset - not mine. I would appreciate it if you would refrain from attributing your thoughts to me.

The point of this thread was to "call out" a person for offering encouragement and compassion to another person because they are not a nurse. That is judgmental and petty, as were many of the comments that followed. If you are only "allowed" to comment on threads that pertain to you directly, then why would nurses post in Students? We value their opinions or we wouldn't ask. And a "Pre nursing student" is someone who is completing their pre reqs in preparation for entering the nursing program. I doubt that nurses were born with RN behind their name, everyone takes an educational route to get there. You were a student once...... I hope.

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LadyFree28 has 10+ years experience and works as a Clinical Nurse.

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The point of this thread was to "call out" a person for offering encouragement and compassion to another person because they are not a nurse. That is judgmental and petty' date=' as were many of the comments that followed. If you are only "allowed" to comment on threads that pertain to you directly, then why would nurses post in Students? We value their opinions or we wouldn't ask. And a "Pre nursing student" is someone who is completing their pre reqs in preparation for entering the nursing program. I doubt that nurses were born with RN behind their name, everyone takes an educational route to get there. You were a student once...... I hope.[/quote']

The point of the thread was to ask what draws people to AN...again, I didn't see where the OP stated they had a problem with IT...the OP stated they DID NOT have a problem with non nurses posting, but when it comes to legalities, scope and practice, a non nurse has NO IDEA (I cannot stress this enough) what is OK just yet, or at all, unless they re working in that capacity.

I was student on here in 2004... I started posting as a new nurse, went through a lonnng hiatus, it was pretty long...an returned. I returned with my experience, and (hopefully) guided wisdom.

That's not to say that no one can't contribute helpful wisdom; but when it comes to legalities, scope, policy of nursing, that where nurses come in. :yes: Everything else is fair game.

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LadyFree28 has 10+ years experience and works as a Clinical Nurse.

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Let me say it again - you are dead wrong.

I am the OP and my goal was never to "call out" anyone. In fact, it never occurred to me that the poster that I was referencing would ever notice this thread. And if you'll look at my post following his/hers, you will see that I was welcoming to him/her.

That you see this thread in that manner is simply a reflection of your mindset - not mine. I would appreciate it if you would refrain from attributing your thoughts to me.

I didn't realize that you responded to the post. :wavey:

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benegesserit works as a RN.

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What the heck is a "pre-pre-nursing student"? SOmeone in high school?

Someone who has not yet started taking nursing program prerequisites, regardless of previous level of education.

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hiddencatRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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What the heck is a "pre-pre-nursing student"? SOmeone in high school?

That was meant to be funny. Laugh. LAUGH.

I started visiting this site before I enrolled in my prerequisites, so I wasn't quite a prenursing student yet. I wasn't in high school, just working as an administrative assistant and trying to figure out what was the best way to go about becoming a nurse, how to make up for my horrible grades in college, etc.

Anyway, I generally don't mind the non-nurses unless they are the axe-to-grind, validate-my-feelings-about-my-evil-nurse variety or the give-me-free-medical-advice types. (And as an aside, it's an open forum and it's the internet, so yes, all types are welcome to come and share their opinions, but wondering why they are here is also a valid opinion and within TOS. We all have opinions and I can have opinions about opinions and you can have opinions about my opinions about your opinions and.....)

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hiddencatRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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The point of this thread was to "call out" a person for offering encouragement and compassion to another person because they are not a nurse. That is judgmental and petty, as were many of the comments that followed. If you are only "allowed" to comment on threads that pertain to you directly, then why would nurses post in Students? We value their opinions or we wouldn't ask. And a "Pre nursing student" is someone who is completing their pre reqs in preparation for entering the nursing program. I doubt that nurses were born with RN behind their name, everyone takes an educational route to get there. You were a student once...... I hope.

You are pretty new to the site so you might not realize how frequently people who aren't nurses and who also don't appear to be on a path to becoming nurses post here. Being curious about what a nursing site has to offer to non-nurses isn't "calling out" and preferring the advice of nurses in certain contexts doesn't make someone a snob either. And klone wasn't asking what a pre-nursing student is, but what a pre-pre-nursing student is, which is a phrase *I* used in what was supposed to be read in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

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Strive2Survive works as a EMT.

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I had always assumed it was for the free beer and sandwiches.

Definitely why I'm here ;)

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