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  1. Murder, Marilyn Monroe and the Secret Dentures
    APA violation...15 points off!
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    If you go to My Florida News website, follow the link to Florida Roundtable, and then scroll thru the podcasts on the Florida Roundtable, you can hear Dr. John Silver (RN) talk about these issues. He...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    Not to mention the impact on nurse retention and getting nurses who simply refuse to work in these conditions backinto the work force. SInce it costs the hospitals around $50,000 to replace an RN,...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  4. Do you know how much $$$ your Hospital CEO makes in one year?
    There are 2 obsenities associated with this= 1) CEO and administrative salaries have risen 725% over the past 2 decades. I know my salary hasn't performed as well. 2) Administrative costs are now...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Lack of Healthcare Accessibility Affects Every Patient, Every Nurse, Every Hospital.
    ANd, since we are supposed to be advocates for our patients, communities, and country, exactly what are we as nurses doing about this?
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Obamacare and Nursing.. what do you think?
    With the exception of ARNP's of course. That said, I strongly agree. There is a lack of "nursing" in primary care, and an ounce of prevention, as they say, is worth a pound of cure. I read an...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Medical Marijuana Advocacy as a Nurse
    This is ridiculous. We should legalize pot now. Throwing people in jail or prohibitting terminally ill people from using it is the real crime. I've spent over 40 years in healthcare, more often...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Obamacare and Nursing.. what do you think?
    You know, we keep debating unique cases but are missing a bigger point. Most of what we spend on healthcare now is due to preventable diseases. 65% on obesity related issues. If we could just go...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Petition Obama to remove restrictions on APRN practice!
    QUOTE- Those restrictions are there for a good reason. There is a good reason doctors spend many years training to be doctors, and all those years of education and training add up to the ability to...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Nurses union to press for minimum hospital staffing ratios in D.C.
    Hi Herring_RN, long time no talk
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Political hope for bedside nurses
    "I was educated on becoming a part of the political process in my PN and my BSN program." QUOTE Not really- re-read your books. They either show the ANA as the solution or provide information...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Political hope for bedside nurses
    Critical care IS somewhat protected...and isolated, but I am hearing more and more of 3 patient assignments in Florida for ICU nurses. California has a law about staffing ICU's that actually dates...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Let's call it what it is....
    I'll be very interested to see how your poll works out.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Let's call it what it is....
    I hope you do buy the book and read it. Every nurse should. It talks about political empowerment, how we are not alone, and how we can do something about it. It uses a concrete example of bedside...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Political hope for bedside nurses
    Go tell your nurse manager that the staff has decided to only take 5 patients on their med-surg floor due to the risk associated with each additional patient. Staffing ratios are the number one...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    It also talks about providing for the general welfare. Public health affects us all, whether in terms of communicable diseases or in terms of an epidemic of obesity which is driving the cost of...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Nurses union to press for minimum hospital staffing ratios in D.C.
    And it's about time! In fact, it's about time we all did. A new book is out on the California Nurses detailing how and why they were able to succeed when no one else has. Powerful story with a...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Would like to hear from nurse activists
    It's kind of sad that no one has answered you. I have been, and continue to be a nurse "activist". There are others, such as Dr. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, buit they are far and few between. Nursing...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Political hope for bedside nurses
    1 down, 2.9 million to go! I wonder where all those disgruntled nurses are? Personally, I think ratios are THE most important issue for nurses. We are getting beat up and making gazillions of...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Obamacare and Nursing.. what do you think?
    “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Obamacare and Nursing.. what do you think?
    You know, there is a bigger issue which no one seems to be willing to talk about, and that is WHY healthcare costs so much. The political power of the AHA has kept this issue off the table. We are...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Political hope for bedside nurses
    A new book is coming out which details the history of the California Nurses Association. Just a union...of nurses This book is now available on Amazon. It details how and why the California bedside...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    At least the Canadians HAVE a system, instead of a hodgepodge network of for profit unaccountable and faceless providers. Our "system" stinks when it comes to chronic care, and the simple fact is...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    We are not a nation of one document. We also have The Federalist Papers, for instance, and the Declaration of Independence. I could swear I remember something about being endowed by our "creator"...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Enough is enough- taking back our profession
    The NNU is ONLY about bedside nursing issues. They felt the same way when they took over their state association, quit wasting time and money with the vagurries coming out of the ANA, and took their...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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