LeWan Nichele Powers
I wouldn’t claim to have the skillset or clinical thinking of a medsurg or critical RN, let alone a nursing assistant claiming to be something or someone I have not invested time and studied to become and practice. I remind people that I am an LPN. There is safety, compassion, and concern across the board; however, the clinical and critical thinking skills that comes with knowledge, practice AND experience is huge! Even more so…a nurse that works only one clinical set (med surg vs icu, or peds vs NICU) you can’t assume what you haven’t encountered. Not trying to be funny, as a nurse who was a CNA longer than I was a licensed professional, taking vitals and giving baths is a ‘part’ of nursing-not all nursing.