Did any Pa nurse get the booklet, More Time to Care?

  1. It came in the mail today, was put out by District 1199P/SEIU and the SEIU Nurse Alliance.. What did you think? Had some good data in it. Says that 55% of nurses who left the bedside in the last 5 years said they would come back if bedside working conditions would improve. To me that would end the shortage right there. Meanwhile they could gear up the educational system to deal with the demographic shortage that will arrive in 5 years.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   woo 2
    i did not get this booklet but would be interested in seeing one.
  4. by   kaycee
    I got it. Have gotten other mailers from them in the past. It's the union for AGH. It did have some interesting statistics.
  5. by   Cascadians
    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 ???
  6. by   VickyRN
    There is as bad, if not worse, shortage among qualified nursing instructors in the U.S. The average nursing instructor is now in his/her fifties!!! Most states' nurse practice acts mandate very low nursing instructor/student ratios (anywhere from 8 to 10). Pay often is dismal and students who graduate from ADN/BSN programs often make $10,000/year more than their instructors!!!! Nursing schools cannot "open the pipeline" without qualified instructors and decent pay!!!
  7. by   oramar
    it is a pity, I wanted to save that booklet but my kitty just threw up on it and I had to throw it out
  8. by   cargal
    Here is a link for a what I believe is a summary of the report sent to Pa nurses. Thanks Oramar.



    http://www.nursealliance.org/staffin...fing/aiken.cfm
  9. by   BadBird
    I got it to, I personaly dislike the SEIU and do not trust them.

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