Survey: Do you think the federal government is taking the nursing shortage seriously? - page 6

Here are the results of last months survey question Do you think the federal government is taking the nursing shortage seriously? : Please feel free to read and post any comments that you... Read More

  1. by   Mechi
    The only way we can change our profession and received our respect and good benefits is to get involved in the recent discussion about health care changes. The shortage is at bedside nursing not at the higher levels . Nurses are moving away from bedside and dictating the policies and procedures to follow at bedside. High level nurses are forgetting the reality of the nursing careers "to care and help Patients".As soon as they get up they take care of their positions and CEO standards and yearly bonuses .A nurse manager need to keep the budget even though their bedside nurses are burned out. They will never come to help them at bedside .
  2. by   lymphnode
    :kissIt feels so good to be needed. I thank God everyday for this nrsg skill I inherited. I do not believe the gov knows everything but during their inspection time, I let them believe they know it all.
  3. by   WondeRNurse
    My heart goes out to you and your family. But, FYI, I am taking care of a Nam vet who has been treated pitifully by the VA. His words were: "They throw dirt in my face." Of course, that is from a man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer one year, and informed about it 2 years later. Perhaps, if you entered the world of the VA, you could begin to make a difference. Blessings to you and yours.
  4. by   andeam
    NO, you would think if this shortage was really taken seriously the government would make it easier to get a degree in nursing. Teachers get extra grant money, why shouldn't nurses? The only way to fix our healthcare problem is to make sure there are healthcare providers.

    Being a student and currently trying to afford my tuition for nursing school, I find it absurd that the government will help in other careers that are short on people, but not nursing!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   Valerie Salva
    I did not vote in the poll, because I don't think there is a nursing shortage. I think there is a good working conditions for nurses shortage.
  6. by   BradleyRN
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    I did not vote in the poll, because I don't think there is a nursing shortage. I think there is a good working conditions for nurses shortage.
    With the appropraite nurse to pt ratios, there is. But as long as they can stretch us a little thinner, as they are doing in many places using the excuse of the recession, then maybe not. Are the patients less sick in a recession, that allows a 6 pt ratio to jump to 8? This system deserves a nursing shortage.

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