<Do you think one RN can start an avalanche in gaining respectability for our profession?>
Florence Nightgale was one woman in England in the 1800s & invented the nursing profession.
Lillian Wald, RN was one woman in NYC in the early 1900's & invented home care & the Visiting Nurses Assoc --- she also got working women to start organizing into unions 100 yrs ago & even helped invent the NAACP.
Lavinia Dock, RN was one woman in NYC who helped her.
Look around you ---- you are not one woman going it alone.
If you need information before you jump into the line of fire, dont forget to browse your state nurses asociation website - especially the legislative/government affairs pages to find out whats happening with nursing issues in your state legislature & how to push the agenda for nurses. Also look at the Economic & General Welfare pages (collective bargaining) to see what organized staff nurses in your state are achieving in the workplace & what fights they are waging on the issues. You will be armed with a ton of ammo after that.
In addition, do a search on the ANA website and also this website on whatever topic it is you need more info on. We've got all the ammo you need! And anytime you need some help, stop by here & just ask.