I’ve noticed lately that some BSN nurses (not all) tend to look down their noses at LPNs and even ADNs. What brought on this post? I read something on allnurses.com and noticed nurses replying to the article. I couldn’t believe some of the comments and how nasty the nurses acted towards one another. Sometimes I feel like there is a lot of title boasting that goes on in nursing. I think that nurses need to get rid of that attitude to provide the best patient care possible. Who cares if you’re a LPN or RN? You both take nursing boards to get your license. So the LPN vs RN fighting needs to stop. I think that getting the most education you can is important. On the other hand, I do not agree with nurses demeaning other nurses who don’t have the same educational background that they have. Everyone starts out at a different level. We just have to learn how to work together and put our issues to the side. I think once that happens the nursing profession will improve.
I’m hoping that I do not offend anyone. I’m not saying that all BSN nurses act this way. I know and follow some great BSN nurses on Twitter. I’m just saying that some of the BSN nurses that replied to the article had nasty attitudes about LPNs and ADNs. I just think that no nurse should look down on another nurse. We all know nursing school is hard period. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a LPN, ADN, or BSN program it’s hard. We all have to work our asses off to earn that nurse title. I just hope that one day this bullying and fighting will end.