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    Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 18, '03
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Haven't been in this exact fight but believe an intense individual letter writing campaign to: hospital board of directors, administration, nursing council, hospital administrators, JCAHO, hosptial ombudsman,state nurses association with copies to the newspapers, TV, radio outlets, and legislators should get the ball rolling into your court.
  4. by   mustangsheba
    I'm unclear about who will be in charge of nursing now - is it the MD? What exactly is the fight? Why are the other nurses not interested in this meeting? Sorry for all the questions. Maybe the situation is just as unclear to the rest of your nurses.
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  6. by   oramar
    These restructuring campaigns are usually cost cutting and downsizing campaigns called restructuring. They do not usually include nursing input in their plans but you will suffer, suffer, suffer as result of them. Your fellow employees better get moving before it is to late.
  7. by   NCNocRN
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  9. by   Navy Nurse
    This is a delicate situation. Is your hospital a for profit or not for-profit organization.
    The VP may have been getting a demand to either step down or be fired. It happens all the time.
    I do think that a Director of Nurses can be a strong nursing advocate if the corporate setting. You have to remember as DON the person can direct all their energy at nursing issues, while as VP they have to be concerned with the whole hospital with nursing being a small part of the business.
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