Nursing Shortage...made front page Detroit News

  1. The front of Detroit News/Detroit Freepress had articles on Nursing shortage.

    Here's the link: http://www.detnews.com/
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Excellent series of articles. These reporters got it right....missing piece was nurses recomendation for change. Kudos to all who participated.
  4. by   oramar
    This is great stuff. I am going to mail the best articles to that moron over at the Post Gazette. Steve Massey is a reporter that said that nurses who have complaints should just quit and find something else to do.
  5. by   CarolineRn
    I just sent a link to my local newspaper. Hopefully, they will take the hint and do thier own investigating into my area, an area where there are a considerable amount of retirees. Let some of THEM get wind of this and the sh@t will really hit the fan!!
  6. by   kwozb
    This article greeted me as I walked in the door after 14 hours at two retail jobs. After 20 years out, I'm trying to get my license reinstated (let it go 4 years ago - one year too many) and get back in. Can someone tell me why????
  7. by   KC CHICK
    Just sent a link to my local paper as well. Some hospitals in my area are offering bonuses ranging from $5,000.00-$10,000.00 with a term contract. Mmmmmmmm...wonder why.
  8. by   fiestynurse
    Great articles.

    I was especially interested in the article about the woman who had been a nurse for 40 years, served as an Army nurse in WWII, and was only receiving a $497 per month pension.
    What a disgrace! I have heard many retired nurses complain about the inadequate pensions that they receive. This blatant discrimination has got to stop!

    Also, I am amazed at the hospital's comment that they think their "staffing is adequate." Gee, we don't know what these nurses are talking about? How much longer do hospitals think that they can make this claim, when all the evidence points to the contrary?
    Last edit by fiestynurse on Nov 19, '01
  9. by   nurs4kids
    great coverage!! I emailed the link to 'The Birmingham News' and encouraged them to investigate how the shortage is/will impact healthcare here.

    Thanks for the link!
  10. by   Zee_RN
    Can someone send a link to this article to the idiot in the Post-Gazette (pittsburgh paper)for his comment: "Nurses don't like their job? Then they should quit." I'm no good at sending links -- you there Oramar? Can you send that Massey guy a link?

    (See the thread entitled ATTENTION ZEE and other PITTBURGH AREA NURSES).
  11. by   askater
    Please do me a favor!!! Or do our profession a favor!!! The author in the Detroit News E-mail address was listed.

    Please E-mail the author of the articles. Her address is:

    swebster@detnews.com

    Perhaps explain how you enjoy the articles!!!
  12. by   askater
    You guy's please E-mail this lady....She already E-mailed me(the reporter) back...she's looking to see what kinda response she get's from this article....and from this she will do more articles!!!
  13. by   misti_z
    Great articles, Thanks!

    I emailed a link to my local paper, and askater I did email the author.
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    Askater,

    I just e-mailed Ms. Webster! I printed the articles and plan on reading them at work tonight--if I have time--which I probably won't.

    It is impertaive that the media assist nurses in bringing our plight to the forefront and making it known to the public. It is my belief that we need public support to help make the hospitals in this country a better place for everyone.

    Kelly

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