Nurses hold own destiny in their hard-working hands...from the opinion column - page 2

This was sent to me by a nurse in Florida,this ran in the opinions section of the Palm Beach Post, I can not authenticate the article at the post (it costs to search the archives) but based on the... Read More

  1. by   fiestynurse
    I don't see where I said "we women" anywhere in my statements, and I am well aware that there is a small percentage of nurses that are male. (less than 5%) I would like to see more males become nurses! Why is that not happening? You tell me!

    I would also like to add that Independent Nursing Practice has always been something that I have wanted to see happen in nursing.
    I am on your side!

    [ May 08, 2001: Message edited by: feistynurse ]
  2. by   Charles S. Smith, RN, MS
    [Great Support and story NRSKaren..It amazes me how many opportunities there are out there to make a difference for ones self, each other, the profession and for the public at large and we sit around doing little to take advantage of the opportunities. My partners and I have been having a wonderful adventure in our Professional Practice Group and we really want to help other nurses get the same satisfaction and rewards. All things are possible to she/he who believes.

  3. by   Mijourney
    Hi. Yes, we're seeing a flight of nurses all right if you believe what CNN posted during their nursing shortage series. One of the capsules at the bottom of the screen had that 1 in 3 nurses under 30 years of age are looking for other jobs. What was not clear to me is whether these nurses were looking for jobs inside or outside of nursing. I've also read somewhere that there are now more women entering law then men and that the gap between men and women in medicine has significantly narrowed. Those who traditionally entered nursing are now going into law and medicine.

    What do we do about our destiny? Besides prayer and meditation, we have several good alternatives offered under this post. We just need to take the time and see what would be a good fit for us as individuals.