a recent new poster said:...was always told throughout my life there no such thing as a stupid question...**
How pertinent is that to the host of new inquiries regarding "Joining the RN"?
<<"(There's) no such thing as a stupid question"
is a popular phrase that has had a long history. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know...>>
But, for those who believe otherwise:
<<There are stupid questions
The article Ink Out Loud: There's no such thing as a stupid question,' and other ailments lavender cures defines stupid questions as:
Those questions that have already been answered, but the asker wasn't listening or paying attention. [or wasn't even there]
- Questions that can be answered with a scant amount of research and less than a minute of time.
- Questions of which the answer should be painfully obvious to any person with a pulse who has lived on this earth for more than a decade. 
Fuller version at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_such_thing_as_a_stupid_question
Notes particularly apt for RR Inquirers
 Although a burning question from the Newbie, 'tis highly likely that the Q has been asked/answered here already - Why not try using the Search facility if you wish to avoid appearing stupid?
 Besides which, most RR regulars believe spoon-feeding, like nappy-changing, should have ceased fairly early into childhood. (Especially for potential Officer Candidates)
 For 'the child' read 'the RR Newbie'.
 At RR we aim not to ridicule Newbies (but be prepared for harmless banter in lieu.)
PS For the Mods. Dependent upon response this thread may be worth a Sticky, if only to be Quoted for future Newbies who turn up with the same view as the 'recent new poster'.