Articles: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics

Articles: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics

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.

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 →

Last comment by Garden,RN
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 →

Last comment by NRSKarenRN
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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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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