Politics!

  1. Our Nurse Manager just got fired for trying to keep our Med-Surg floor staffed to adequately care for our patients. Can you believe it? Here in California, the nurse to patient ratio law is
    passed but just waiting for a period of public comment. All she was doing was trying to do was staff according to the proposed ratios. She was very well liked by all the docs, she was a great patient advocate and the best nurse manager I've ever had (and I've seen a lot come and go!) Hats off to you, Madolyn---You left with your head held high! Shame goes to the Nursing Administration; what goes around comes around, right?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    The staff ought to get together and help that Nurse Manager bring this situation to the media's attention via the news stations who go out looking for stories just like this one. She should be given her job back with "back pay"! How dare they do that to her! The little demons! Somebody needs to go to bat for that nurse manager. We can't afford to lose nurse managers like her in the nursing field, especially in lieu of what's happening in nursing today. For nurses sake, do something!


    He who helps others, helps himself!
  4. by   sharann
    I agree with Renee.
    Can you contact a local paper (e-mail them a letter). Get together as a group and let hospital PR work out the kinks. The hospitals scream NURSING SHORTAGE but then when there are enough, they float them out or call them off. This manager deserves to be given a raise not a pink slip!
    Good luck, keep us posted.
  5. by   outbackannie
    I doubt she'd come back!
  6. by   Jenny P
    I don't know why the staff couldn't each write letters to the editor of the local paper; even if she wouldn't come back; the locals should be aware of this and how her staff feels about her. I've had a head nurse who was fired for supporting her staff before, and we all supported her.
    Madolyn, hats off to you!!!!!!!

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