what should the proper entry level to nursing be?
please agree to disagree without bashing one another's opinions! everyone is entitled to express their opinion based on their own experiences as nurses! thanks in advance for your full cooperation in the spirit of unity as nurses on this thread!
imho, the best from all nursing programs
should be implemented into one nursing program for the training and education of registered nurses, making the entry level to nursing a four year degree in the future.
until which time that entry level is mandated, steps should be taken now in preparation for the future education of registered nurses. all rns who are still diploma and aas nursing graduates at the time of the newly mandated rns education program [yet to be implemented] should be grandfathered in and given ample time to achieve the degree level mandated.
Mar 25, '02
No need to "duck" or "hide behind sandbags" on this post gals and guys! As I stated, we are allowed to come to this thread and be nice and disagreeable. Honesty is the best policy, and your honest opinions are warranted here...IMHO. Thanks for your input!
SKM-Nursiepooh suggested that we should have had this thread a zillion posts ago since the RNs were using the "What's your opinion about LPNs" thread as the place to air their feelings regarding "proper entry level to nursing", so I told SKM-NURSIEPOOH that I would initiate a thread for this purpose so the LPNs could stop feeling "put upon and badgered" by the RNs. Sure hope this is how this post is received! It is not intended for more badgering of our nurses, but for an honest evaluation of our educational system in the training and educating of registered nurses, and where we should go in the future as well as WHY we should bother to change things as they are today. So, share your little hearts out nurses!
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Mar 25, '02
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