Signs the nursing shortage has FINALLY been taken seriously:

  1. Signs the nursing shortage has finally been taken seriously:

    Older experienced nurses are fervently wooed back with 6, 8, 10, 12 hour shift options, scheduling leeway

    Working conditions become pleasant and condusive to excellent patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction

    Greatly increased wages and benefits based on experience

    Nursing Schools open the pipeline and let in ALL qualified applicants with experienced, hands-on, considerate abundant instructors


    WHEN do you think *this* will happen ???

    What signs will be your Indicators ?
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    A week from never!!! I'll know it's coming when we see pigs flying alongside airplanes....
  4. by   oramar
    I will be wearing my winter coat in hell by the time this all comes to pass.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WAS NICE DREAMING FOR A FEW ANYHOW.....LOL
  6. by   CATHYW
    I wondered if you'd been toking a little or drinking a little mushroom tea! Put on those rose-colored glasses, and it all looks really good! It sure would be nice for us, and our patients, if those kinds of things would happen!
  7. by   eltrip
    That would be, in the words of my daughter, "A dream come true!"
  8. by   live4today
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh...the essence of being able to dream one's thoughts into reality! When will that day come to pass where nursing is concerned? How about NEVER! :chuckle
  9. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Im just happy the hospital Im at has a new annual golf tournament every year
  10. by   Y2KRN
    Wow, I thought this may be a thread that had an article addressing that maybe one state or hospital recognized the importance of nurses and the positive outcomes the patients receive from that care. But, then I did just get off work. I think it could happen if all the nurses in the country would unite with an organized and strong voice. MHO.

    Y2KRN
  11. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Im just happy the hospital Im at has a new annual golf tournament every year
    That is sweeeeeet Tom, we have a "Coperate" charity golf tournament, $1000 a foursome. Won't be playing in that one, ever.

    As for as what Cascadiens said, it'll happen when they build a new bridge from Buffalo to Fort Erie, Build the Casino, build anything usable besides and empty strip mall, build anything with out sombody pissen an moaning about it. In other workds, never.
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    The census is low, and people talk of nurse shortages, and i worked diligently to get into nursing school.

    What about a "patient shortage?" iF THE NUMBERS of patients start dropping off, there will be too many nurses, and folks will be sent home w/o $$$ or worse. It's okay to encourage folks to be patients, right?
  13. by   ERNurse752
    teeituptom; I played golf for the first time in my life last Sunday

    These things will happen when we rise up and overthrow the reign of the evil suits...vive la resistance!
  14. by   thisnurse
    there will NEVER be a shortage of patients mario...lol

    when i read the post i was packing my bags and getting ready to move where you are. then i remembered eden was closed.
    this is why i dont eat apples

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