Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics Articles

Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics is available for Nurses to discuss issues such as nursing activism and legislative efforts as well strategies to change policies, law and regulations. Topics will include: the legislative process and communicating with legislators, healthcare reform, the American Nurses Association, and healthcare politics including websites for health policy and political activists.

Entitled Nurses

Entitled Nurses

by Kate_Peds - We all know someone that we consider to be "entitled." They believe, and in many cases demand, special privileges that they have not worked to earn. Working with... Read More →

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Our Death-Defying, Death-Denying Society

Our Death-Defying, Death-Denying Society

by TheCommuter - The following is a psychic reading that will eventually prove accurate with every single person in existence today: we're all going to die. The fact is that... Read More →

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Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!

Stop the (Deskilling) Merry-Go-Round, I Want to Get OFF!

by NotReady4PrimeTime - Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run? Once upon a time, the Powers-That-Be,... Read More →

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Affordable Care Act Users Guide for Nurses

Affordable Care Act Users Guide for Nurses

by JB85 - Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one supports the new law or believes it to be a case of government over-reach, the fact is that... Read More →

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Reflection-healthcare quality and safety

Reflection-healthcare quality and safety

by gypsyd8 - The following reflection will describe my understanding of the current status of health care quality and safety and my ideas for the best way to improve patient... Read More →

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Professional Organization Conference

Professional Organization Conference

by gypsyd8 - The student applied for and was awarded the grant to attend the Professional Organization conference. Due to the intransigence of an administrative assistant, the... Read More →

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National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals

National Nursing Licensure v. State Licensure for Healthcare Professionals

by fraziea2 - National nursing licensure promotes more effective licensing than does state licensure by alleviating the ever-present nursing shortage and promoting mobility among... Read More →

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Stamps Commemorating Nursing

by NRSKarenRN - While rummaging in my parents basement after my mothers death, I ran across a scrapbook of stamps with a loving note from Mom " these are for Karen". In it was... Read More →

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Thanks to Medicare changes...My Job Was Just Eliminated

Thanks to Medicare changes...My Job Was Just Eliminated

by AllynaBerry - It was Tuesday, 3:20 PM. The phone on my desk rang and I saw the extension was "1961"... I knew. This was it! Our Chief Nurse wanted to meet with me in... Read More →

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The Political Nurse Speaks

The Political Nurse Speaks

by VivaLasViejas - I have been a political animal all of my life. From the time my grade school held a vigil for Bobby Kennedy and a mock Presidential election in the same year, I've... Read More →

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Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act

Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act

by jaycam - “Well why didn’t you just get a new inhaler?” I felt a sinking pit in my stomach. I was at a follow up visit to my doctor after ending up in the ER a few weeks... Read More →

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Mary Eliza Mahoney: America's  First Black Woman to Complete Nursing Training

Mary Eliza Mahoney: America's First Black Woman to Complete Nursing Training

by NRSKarenRN - Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 - January 4, 1926) grew up in the Dorchester area of Boston, Mass. At the age of 18, she started working at the New England Hospital... Read More →

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Sticky Politics

Sticky Politics

by jadelpn - It seemed at one time, nurses were defined by their practice. Being a good nurse meant that you were careful, confident in your abilities (or at least your charge... Read More →

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The Knight and the Windmills of Nursing

The Knight and the Windmills of Nursing

by cav5 - I am never a better nurse than when I have just been a patient. A recent ER visit highlighted this fact. I was in pain, anxious, and very very tired of being sick... Read More →

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Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?

Should Healthcare Be Funded As A Basic Human Right?

by jayp - The United States of America is a nation known and heralded worldwide for its democracy, freedom, and wealth. Through our commerce, we have become a prosperous... Read More →

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Nurse Power - Get Out And Vote!

Nurse Power - Get Out And Vote!

by TheCommuter - For starters, an individual is eligible to vote if he or she is a citizen of the United States who is at least 18 years of age, and has not been deemed legally... Read More →

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Hospital CEO Salaries: Are The Big Bucks Justified?

Hospital CEO Salaries: Are The Big Bucks Justified?

by TheCommuter - CEO is a widely used acronym in the corporate world that stands for 'chief executive officer.' The CEO of a hospital or healthcare system is the top executive in... Read More →

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A Paradigm Shift in Nursing Practice

A Paradigm Shift in Nursing Practice

by mamain - CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'RE JUST A NURSE JUST a nurse. I am JUST a nurse. No big deal, had I been more adventurous maybe I would have gone to medical school. ... Read More →

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