Arnold Schwartzneiger says "We need to create more nurses" - page 8

What are we objects? When he announced last night that he would be running for Governor again he said he was running again because "we need to create more ER Rooms, more hospitals, more nurses". I am... Read More

  1. by   hal248
    Quote from Nathalie
    What are we objects? When he announced last night that he would be running for Governor again he said he was running again because "we need to create more ER Rooms, more hospitals, more nurses". I am all for more hospitals but you dont CREATE nurses. We are people!!!! It would also help to have more Nursing School Programs dont you think? There's a reason why there is a Nurse shortage and I think that a big part of it has to do with the fact that half of the people that want to become nurses are on a waiting list somewhere.

    The nurses are going through school graduating, many even take the boards. Where do they go after that? That is the question in New York over a 10 yr period we graduated over 125,000 nurses less then 40,000 took the boards and even less entered the work force.
    If you ask me it is the lack of respect from the general public, the ever increasing work load and the lack of pay for what we do. Take for example my Brother in Law is a food and beverage director he makes over $125,000 to make sure your food is good and coke is not flat. The Nation puts a greater value on its entertainment than it's safety and health. This is shown by the salaries of ball players who do DRUGS and are told it's alright we forgive you. The actors who can not act get paid obscene amounts of money.
    All we do is save lives, but remember if you make a mistake you will be SUED. We get assulted and are told by our administration not to press charges and if you do you are on your own.
  2. by   onmyway06
    I hadn't read through all the posts, but wanted to make a comment. Yes, it is true that we need more nurses. Maybe if colleges and universities lightened up a little on the prereqs, allowed more individuals in with a 3.0 instead of the mandatory 4.0 in some areas, maybe more nurses will be 'created'. Better yet, in regards to waiting lists; hire more profs and have more classes.......
  3. by   Warpster
    I don't think the academic requirements are the problem. It's the JOB, folks, a job that pays fairly well but wrecks your body, your sleep schedule, your social life, and interferes with your family, especially with these mandatory extra 12 hour shifts. Once they start addressing the appalling working conditions, maybe nurses will come out of retirement and new nurses will actually stay at the bedside instead of trading the scrubs in for a corporate blazer and expense account.


    Quote from onmyway06
    I hadn't read through all the posts, but wanted to make a comment. Yes, it is true that we need more nurses. Maybe if colleges and universities lightened up a little on the prereqs, allowed more individuals in with a 3.0 instead of the mandatory 4.0 in some areas, maybe more nurses will be 'created'. Better yet, in regards to waiting lists; hire more profs and have more classes.......
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from 911fltrn
    Now I may be wrong about this so no flames please. I seem to recall previous posts on this site in regards to Govenor S. If my memory serves me correctly Arnold has fought against the people voted mandatory staffing law at every turn. The fact that he says we now need more nurses is such a croc of you know what. After he loses in court a couple of times suddenly he is on the side of nurses. I for one do not believe it.
    Arnold is not against nurses - he was "fighting" with unions. Nursing unions, teacher's unions, etc.

    steph
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from hal248
    . The Nation puts a greater value on its entertainment than it's safety and health. This is shown by the salaries of ball players who do DRUGS and are told it's alright we forgive you. The actors who can not act get paid obscene amounts of money.
    All we do is save lives, but remember if you make a mistake you will be SUED. We get assulted and are told by our administration not to press charges and if you do you are on your own.
    this says a lot here, huge problems exist in medicine and nursing today that make these undesireable/unwanted careers for so many of our young people coming up.
  6. by   onmyway06
    Quote from Warpster
    I don't think the academic requirements are the problem. It's the JOB, folks, a job that pays fairly well but wrecks your body, your sleep schedule, your social life, and interferes with your family, especially with these mandatory extra 12 hour shifts. Once they start addressing the appalling working conditions, maybe nurses will come out of retirement and new nurses will actually stay at the bedside instead of trading the scrubs in for a corporate blazer and expense account.
    Well, in my area it is ALL about the academics. They'll choose an unstable individual w/ a 4.0 over someone w/ a 3.0. I've seen it happen. Your last statement is getting old , hopefully intelligent nurses would have done some research on the nursing profession before they would go to nursing school. Why waste 2-4 years in NS if you're going to walk away?They should know all about the 12 hour shifts, lack of social life and so on. Nursing is a huge commitment and takes dedication. I know all this and i'm still working on prereqs!

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