Boy can I feel your frustrations. I live just outside of the metro area, work in psych...lol...can ya tell by the screen name? This whole area is based on one thing and one thing only-GREED!!!! Hospital adminstrations could care less about Colorado nurses, or ancillary personnel, all they care about is $$$$. I suppose it's everywhere, but I don't work everywhere. I have worked in the metro area and outside the metro area, it's all the same mentality--$$$$$$$$!!!!!!! I have visisted the Colorado Nurses forum on several occasions and there really hasn't been much going on, so I thought that it was just me, but I wonder if Colorado Nurses are just so beat down and oppressed they figure "what's the point?" I also wonder how many Colorado Nurses get suckered by the "administralian happy speak" that gets blown up our scrubs
on a daily basis? Perhaps it's fear. Colorado is notorius
for reporting problematic nurses (whistleblowers/trouble makers) to the Colorado BON and there is nothing nurses can do about it. Some will state that nurses should join the Colorado Nurses Assoc. (CNA-not the California Assoc.)/ANA--please, spare me. The CNA/ANA is a joke. If the ANA were truly interested in the welfare of the nurses of this country, we wouldn't be having these problems. The ANA is nothing more than an academic association-if one is the scholarly type, then the ANA is for you. Look at the California NA, they are an association that demands respect, they had to fight for it, but they got it. I am sure they are other NA's that have fought hard, but I usually don't have time to keep up with all of them-oh yeah, it's cause I am working my butt off. Sorry to ramble on so much, but this state is sick
with greed and retalitory strikes on those that speak out. You're not alone. Hope this rambling helps you.