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by Mecene Mecene (New) New

Mecene has 18 years experience and specializes in pediatric, hom health and management.

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I have been reading some of the posting on this forum for the past few weeks and one of the postings that have drawn my attention have been the ones addressing nursing shortage, working conditions, low pay, high turnover rates and plainly the dissatisfaction state of nurses in the profession. I have been a nurse for 17 years, and these issues have always been the same. I believe that the answers to some of our problems are in our hands, which is taking control or responsibility for our individual careers. I am starting a career coaching service to help nurses everywhere take control of their destiny by controlling their work conditions, their pay and create their own satisfaction in nursing. I would love to hear your thoughts about this business idea.

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Sounds like an interesting idea. It would be nice to see more of us pursuring just treatment on a wide scale. There's got to be some way to unite us. I would love to see a grass roots effort, to effect change. Good for you! Nurses so often "settle" for abusive work environments, because they no longer believe there's any better place, how many times have we said "they're all the same, may as well accept it"? Good luck to you. I think you've found a niche.

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tiroka03 has 18 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LPN.

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I think that is an idea that is long overdue. I am sure you will help many people.

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Everyone needs a push now and then, sounds good to me. The only problem is, will the nurses who need it the most use this service? Seems to be never enough hours in a day.

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if we can get people to stand together will will change things for the future nurses and inturn for the future patients which just might be us

congratulations on your forward thinking..may your effforts reap reward

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Sounds good! Sign me up!

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crit care tom has 14 years experience and specializes in er, tele med-surg rehab.

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What I believe needs to happen is nurses need to understand that our future is in our hands. Nurses need to work as agencies nurses do on a larger scale, that includes a governing board that can set standards and pay scales and more importantly benefits. As an agency nurse you are rewarded with higher compensation and that aloughs you to enjoy a better life style, less weekends worked and less holidays, it also aloughs you the oportunity to put more into 401-k . The average age of a nurse is 48. how many nurses are working bedside past 60. what pension are we left with, benefits and what career choices are left. How many times have you worked short the past 6 months.

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grace90 is a LPN, LVN and specializes in ortho/neuro/general surgery.

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Sounds good. I'm game.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I'd do it.

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