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February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 10 - 10 [FREE]

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  • CONSTANCE M. PRYOR RN, BSN

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(2)             February 2004             p 10 Speaking from experience [LETTERS]

PRYOR, CONSTANCE M. RN, BSN

Baltimore, Md.

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After reading the letter from Liz Naftaniel (“Stop the Fighting,” Letters , September 2003), which called for LPNs and RNs to work together, I was reminded of my own experiences from 1962 to 1964. When I was a nurse's aide in a private hospital, the fighting never stopped: RNs were always criticizing LPNs. Despite this, I became an LPN and endured the same criticisms. ...

 

After reading the letter from Liz Naftaniel ("Stop the Fighting," Letters, September 2003), which called for LPNs and RNs to work together, I was reminded of my own experiences from 1962 to 1964. When I was a nurse's aide in a private hospital, the fighting never stopped: RNs were always criticizing LPNs. Despite this, I became an LPN and endured the same criticisms. I remember a medical student saying, "You learn just enough to kill somebody."

 

Liz, I agree with you: We should all be working together. But my advice to you is to continue your nursing education. We can learn just so much in a 12-month program. As one of my instructors used to say, "So much to say; no time to say it." I'd like to see the end of practical nursing in the United States and the start of a 24-month nursing program with a new name.

 

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After reading the letter from Liz Naftaniel ("Stop the Fighting," Letters, September 2003), which called for LPNs and RNs to work together, I was reminded of my own experiences from 1962 to 1964. When I was a nurse's aide in a private hospital, the fighting never stopped: RNs were always criticizing LPNs. Despite this, I became an LPN and endured the same criticisms. I remember a medical student saying, "You learn just enough to kill somebody."

Liz, I agree with you: We should all be working together. But my advice to you is to continue your nursing education. We can learn just so much in a 12-month program. As one of my instructors used to say, "So much to say; no time to say it." I'd like to see the end of practical nursing in the United States and the start of a 24-month nursing program with a new name.

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Have article-related comments, questions, or reactions? Write to Nursing2004 at 323 Norristown Rd., Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002-2758, or e-mail nursing@lww.com (please include your mailing address).

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Want a copy of our annual index?

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