<Setting up grants and scholarships for nurse education is not going to keep qualified, experienced professional nurses in the field. Lessening the extrordinary work load and paying them their true worth would>
True but have any of you actually READ the Nusre Reinvestment Act???? Thats exactly what its about! It is not JUST about funding education for new nurses or for experienced nurses to advance their own education to become much-needed nursing instructors. It ALSO includes funding for hospitals to institute workplace improvements that will RETAIN nurses at the bedside. Hospitals keep saying they have no money to make the improvements we need in work environment & employment conditions. The Nurse Reinvestment Act gives them some of that money in grants specifically for that purpose!
We need to get on our Congressmen & Senators to get them to allocate the $250 million needed to actually put the law into practice & get the ball rolling on all of that. Thats who your letters should be going to.