I posted a similar topic under Geriatrics/LTC in specialties - but I'd like to hear from more nurses their opinion so am posting just this part here. My facility has decided that all LPNs and RNs' will no longer be known as 'Nurses' but 'Care Coordinators,' in the spirit of culture change. It's thought that this will make our facility more 'homelike.' It makes me want to quit.
Please weigh in. I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm so disgusted right now.
Quote from MomaNurse
How does one bill for care coordinator hours?
"One" doesn't. Nursing care is never charged for - our hours are lumped in with housekeeping, meals, washcloths and the bedside commode. So, for a hospital to eliminate the nurse's title, education and capability in order to tunnel lesser-qualified (or UN-qualified), non-licensed caregivers into a "Care Coordinator" position is nothing but a win-win situation.
It's the start of a slippery slope, if you ask me. And for those who say we need to unionize, strike, etc. in order to further our profession and protest the current trend: show me a group of nurses who can afford these days to be without income while they protest and strive for better conditions and I'll show you the nurses who can afford to hold out for better working conditions and respect for our profession. I, unfortunately, am not one of them.
Last edit by roser13 on Oct 2, '13