I choose recognition from management. Why? Because with recognition form management, about what we deal with, our nurse to patient ratios, etc. the other three could all be acheived. I truly think......that increased money from within the hospital would keep more people in house and out of agency.
HOWEVER, I also think no matter how much money somebody makes, if the nurse to patient ratios can't be bettered, and management fails to recognize what they have.....money will not fix everything. Unfotunately for most people, money is a temporary fix.....and UNLESS and only UNLESS the increased money, was so you could work less days.....it isnt going to help.
We have all seen the UAW and everybody else like them, hold out for more.....then three yeasr later 5% a year isnt enough so they hold out for more once again. EVERYBODY ALWAYS WANTS MORE! It's the way society is today in the USA anyways.
That doesn't mean I think nurses are paid well. We certainly all should be making 60,000-75,000 a year, without having to go to an agency to try and suck the hospital of its cash.
Just a thought......ok I am off my soapbox now!