I wish the federal and state government funded nursing education to the same extent it funds medical education.
I wish that all nursing education programs could accept all academically qualified applicants, and that the number of graduate and doctoral students was a function of the BSN students graduated.
I wish that nursing deans, directors, and faculty salaries had some relationship to the market of similarly educated and prepared nurses.
I wish that all nursing curricula were fully articulated so that nurses could continue their education in a logical and efficient manner.
I wish every nurse were proud and happy that they chose nursing and eagerly encouraged their children to follow in their footsteps.
I wish every high school career event included nursing and promoted health professions as honorable and worthy career choices that offer flexibility and access to many industries.
I wish every public or private school had a full-time, on-site nurse for their students, teaching a health curriculum addressing all healthcare concerns.
I wish every hospital executive spent an entire 12-hour shift with a registered nurse to better understand the work environment and resource issues from a patient care perspective.
I wish the salary differential between the novice and expert nurse was similar to that of other professions and recognized differing educational levels.
I wish every healthcare organization recognized the value and importance of having visible nursing leadership representation at its executive table.
Mar 29, '02
these are wonderful things to wish for, betts.
Personally, coming off 2 - 12 hours shifts, I would be willing to settle for the 2 -15 minute breaks each day that the labor law says I should have.