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  1. ANA Declares 2015 the Year of Ethics
    If the ANA was even the least bit concerned about ethics, they would grant nursing more autonomy, and insist on enforceable patient ratios. Their concerns are a joke. JMHO and my NY $0.02...
    Dec 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Why can't hospitals do better?
    Nursing will never be important until we can charge for our services. As long as our professional services are rolled into the room rate, housekeeping, and the complimentary roll of toilet paper,...
    Dec 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. What can I (we) do? RANT
    And as we say in Brooklyn, the ANA is about as useful as tits on a bull. JMHO and my NY $0.02 Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN (ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Dec 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Home Health or Corrections
    I would work Corrections. You will be a State Employee, with far better pay and benefits than Home Health. And you will probably be able to join the Union, which in and of itself, is a Big Benefit....
    Dec 20
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Fraternization question! NCP-related.
    I met my husband when I was a newly commissioned Second Lieutenant, and he was a Staff Sergeant, when I was in Flight School. He was my Survival Instructor when we did the Field Training/Survival...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Americans Rate Nurses Highest on Honesty, Ethical Standards
    And as we say in Brooklyn, that and $0.50, will get you on the subway! The public may think that we are honest, but they certainly do NOT respect us. JMHO and my NY $0.02 Lindarn, RN, BSN,...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. How on earth do you pay for NYU's ABSN program?
    I would not spend $70,000 on an accelerated BSN. Have you calculated how long it will take you to pay it back? Especially, since having a BSN will give you only pennies on the dollar, if even that...
    Dec 17
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. How do I get into this field?
    AMEN!! The market is flooded with LNC wannabees, thanks to VM. I have had more than one attorney tell me that LNCs are a dime a dozen. I would perhaps go into something not as flooded, like...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  9. Why do you think nurses leave the profession?
    If management thinks that all that can be done in an 8 hour shift, how about keeping track how much time each of the above things take of your time. Start with med pass, dressing changes,...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    But a union would negotiate higher wages and benefits. Union employees make more than non unionized employee, taking into consideration, the cost of union dues. Which are tax deductible. JMHO and...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Union Intent on Improving the Lot of Nurses Nationwide
    If you are not being paid for not taking a lunch break, I would report them to the Labor Board. Lindarn, BSN, CCRN (ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Nov 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    So do members of other health care professions, but they don't seem to mind that they need a Masters Degree or Doctorate, to enter the profession. It is not just about you, it is about what is BEST...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Devastated on First Write Up
    Nursing needs to go public with the **** poor, unsafe staffing staffing in their hospitals. Hospitals here battles going on for patients. One of the hospitals has placed large bill boards...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Anyone else regret this?
    What is really sad, is that nursing is not DEMANDING that present ADN/Diploma grads, be grandfathered in for the BSN requirement. Or is that the reason the push for a BSN is NOT coming from the ANA,...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution
    The problem is that hospitals do not want to hire nurses as independent contractors. They want employed slaves that they can bully, and treat like trash. There is NO reason that nurses cannot...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution
    And as we say in Brooklyn, that and $0.50, will get you on the subway! As usual, just my $0.02. Lindarn, RN, BSN, (CCRN-ret) Somewhere in the PACNW
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution
    Statement from the ANA: “While we believe nurses are obligated to care for patients in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for all individuals, we also recognize there may be limits to the...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. When It Comes To A Matter Of National Health, No Nurse Should Ever Fear Retribution
    Is anyone surprised, that an anti union state like Texas, would threaten the nursing staff for speaking out? If ever there should be a push for ALL 100% of NURSES TO BE UNIONIZED UNDER THE NNOC,...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    And don't forget, that ALL OF THE BOSSES, MANAGERS, CEOS ETC. ALL HAVE THEIR OWN CONTRACTS!! Why shouldn't the workers at the forefront, not have contracts protecting their livelihoods?? It is...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Do we ever see medical students treated like anything less than demi- gods? We would never see a physician instructor, treat medical students like this, or PT students, OT students, etc. Why...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Ebola here in Dallas USA
    In spite of what the CDC says, I firmly believe that EBOLA, is going to be the next, "Spanish Influenza", of the 20th Century. My grandmother lost her sister, brother in law, and unborn niece or...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Florida nursing shortage?
    That is why nurses need to be unionized. You cannot advocate for your patients if you are in fear of losing you job. Spare me the, "its not professional to belong to a union". Teachers have...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Nurses cannot control their profession unless there is a group who can exert more power than the hospitals. How are nurses going to find another job if they are not happy, when there are thousands of...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    The market is being controlled by the PTB, that have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by disempowering nurses. This is being accomplished by the overproduction of nurses, which is causing a...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Explain how, "professional", it is, too work chronically, understaffed (with YOUR license on the line), underpaid, no protection from abusive management, administrators, NO control over your...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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