Do we really care?

  1. Are we really concerned about the working conditions that face nurses in the USA? If so, where is the meaningful and effective action from the 2.7 million nurses. We have enough strength in our numbers to ROCK the healthcare system and cause some major change.

    There are forces out there that would do away with nursing and replace us with UAP's in a heartbeat if they could get away with it and they are slowly chipping away at the foundations that hold nursing in it's place.

    If we really care then let's unite and move forward. I think things are to the point that we can set aside differences and all agree on the issues that threaten nursing the most:

    staffing cuts
    cost-cutting for the sake of profit
    unsafe patient care conditions
    lack of respect from other disciplines in healthcare
    increased exposure to liability due to unsafe workloads
    disrespect and contempt from healthcare administrations
    absence of nursing presence in key positions of leadership
    absence of nursing being portrayed as expert care providers in our healthcare system--always seem to talk to a doctor
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Couldn't agree more, Ainz .
  4. by   sanakruz
    Where do we march ,and when?
  5. by   live4today
    ainz..........are you sure you aren't my long lost twin? :chuckle

    You rock my nursey nurse! You speak as if I am speaking through you. I'll let you know when we differ in opinion. :kiss
  6. by   Flynurse
    Originally posted by sanakruz
    Where do we march ,and when?
    I can see it now.... "The Million Nurse March"

    Let's all wear white on a very sunny day to blind the heck outta them! Don't forget your

    Melissa
  7. by   jnette
    Originally posted by Flynurse
    I can see it now.... "The Million Nurse March"

    Let's all wear white on a very sunny day to blind the heck outta them! Don't forget your

    Melissa
    Yeah.. and maybe we can even burn our little caps !!!

    heh, heh.. we'll have a "cap burning"... and while we're at it, we'll burn our clock-in timecards as well !

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