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Nurses for Change Movement!!!

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Answer these questions and tell me what you FEEL....

1) How big did you dream to care as a nurse?

2) How many sleepless nights did you spend for NCPs and Case Presentation?

3) How many time did you serve and act as patient to your classmates so you all can learn injections, vital signs, physical assessments and more?

4) How much money did you spend to study nursing (and how much debts did your parents incur in the process)?

5) How many patients did you expose yourself to with risks to your own health even if you were not professionals yet so you can learn their cases and needs as you master some skills?

6) How many sacrifices did your families have to make to make sure you are supported? How many detergent bars did they consume to make sure your white uniform is immaculately clean as required?

7) How many heavy books did you have to carry (buy or borrow) to be able to learn the science of nursing? How many NCPs have you drafted? Drug studies did you crafted?

8) How much did you spend for your review? How many nights did you spend to make sure you can pass the 500-item NLE? How many attempts some tried to finally make it?

9) How many trainings did you have to go through only to be able to apply?

10) How many times did you apply EVERYWHERE?

THEN YOU END UP HAVING TO PAY TO BE A "VOLUNTEER" and be EXPLOITED as a PROFESSIONAL?

Then you couldnt get the salary LEGALLY MANDATED BY THE LAW THAT THIS GOVERNMENT ENACTED 12 YEARS AGO?

THEN YOUR FAMILY GETS FRUSTRATED BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO HELP THEM BACK?

Then you SETTLE TO JOBS LESS THAN WHAT YOU WISH AND WHAT YOU STUDIED HARD FOR BECAUSE YOU CANT FIND A JOB IN A COUNTRY WHICH NURSE PATIENT RATIO IS 1:WARD?

FEEL- THINK-- UNITE --- ACT

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Op....are you in the US?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Op....are you in the US?

NLE = nursing license exam in the Philippines. Pay for training is very common in Philippines.

-NURSING IN THE PHILIPPINES-

Im also a Registered Nurse...with concern in my faithful profession....are you also a Nurse?

"JOHN DOH"

MY PUBLIC STATEMENT!!!

When i started this ADVOCACY, all i wanted was: TO TRY TO UNITE THE NURSES SO WE CAN HELP OURSELVES BRING ABOUT CHANGE ON HOW SOCIETY AND GOVERNMENT SEE US...

I knew...

I can be seen as the BIG EPAL for having touched this sensitive and prevailing issue...

I can be criticized for taking the lead when i am just an ordinary nurse in the midst...

I can be judged as someone with ulterior motive of something else...

I can be "crucified" for making it appear "others" are not doing it because i have to do it...

I can be asked the question, "what have i done for nursing."

BUT I TOOK THE COURAGE TO INCITE MOVEMENT AND CALLED FOR UNITY....

I knew that...

I can hurt those who have not done much enough to bring about change (even if i knew i wasnt sure if i can bring about change)...SORRY. I didnt mean to hurt!

I can challenge action from who are supposed to be in the frontline of this (so they wake up that there is more in what they have to do than what is and what was)...MOVE before it is too late!

I can be seen as a hero or a villain for taking this course...

We can unite as we can divide, include as we can exclude, hurt as we can heal. WE WILL BE DEMOCRATIC TO SEE THE HOLISM FOR THE COMMON GOOD. I will NOT play hero...nor will I play savior! I will just be instrumental to transform the "i" to "US, the "me" to "WE!"

This wasnt a reckless move! It was a strategic action so that...

1. UNITY OF THOSE WHO ARE WILLING CAN SHINE...(and im seeing it happen)

2. ACTION BY THOSE WHO ARE ACCOUNTABLE WHO MAY COME OUT AS THEY ARE CHALLENGED....(i expect and welcome this)

3. REPORTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED AND HAVE RESULTS TO SHOW SO SUCH THEY CAN MAKE PUBLIC...(we hunger to hear)

4. DISCUSSIONS FOR THE BEST SOLUTION CAN BE EXPLORED.(it has started and is so rich)

In less than a week, i am making these conclusions:

1) NURSES CAN BE UNITED FOR ACTION (it is an inspiring development)

2) WE HAVE THE NUMBER TO BE STRONG (we need to grow more to be felt)

3) THE HURT OF THE NURSES IS DEEP AND MUCH (some are becoming emotional)

4) THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK (what you see is team effort and result of volunteerism in its non exploitative form)

5) THE PUBLIC IS THERE TO SUPPORT (more coming)

6) THE WORLD OF NURSES IS JUST ONE SMALL GLOBAL VILLAGE....(thanks social media)

...and more importantly, NURSES ARE WORTH FIGHTING (and even LIVING) FOR!!!

We will WIN both the WAR and the BATTLE if we keep the NURSING SPIRIT ALIVE... And the LAMP ABLAZE!!!

Mabuhay!!!

Go nurses. so what are we fighting for?