Wisconsin: Programs aim to make nursing more fulfilling, efficient

  1. Changing the face of nursing is among the challenges confronting the healthcare industry, as a staffing shortage gets worse. And one way to get more nurses is to involve more men in the profession.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 24, 2003
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  3. by   bargainhound
    I did search to find link for article mentioned.
    Last edit by bargainhound on Feb 26, '03
  4. by   sjoe
    Yeah, right.
  5. by   emily_mom
    Brian's got this on the homepage under 'news'. Lots of numbers....lots more fluff.

  6. by   J-RN student
    The waiting lists for clinicals for schools in wisconsin is 2-3 years, something needs to done about that.
  7. by   oramar
    Something really jumped out at me. They said that in the midst of preparations for war, enlistments are more than adequate and reenlistments are at an unprecidented high. How did this come about? Why are people come into the military knowing darn well what they are facing? Horrors like being gassed are a real possibility and other uncertanties abound. Even more amazing is the fact that people who are already in the service and whose enlistment is up are turning around and reenlisting? Well one big factor is patriotism and a second one is certainly a slow economy. However, there is some other things going on that are just as important. After 911 our congress and president made recruitment and retention a priority. They also made sure that leadership in the military made recruitment and retention there number one priority. So all down the line the brass focused their attention on treating people right. It is very important that they were given the money to do it but attitude is even more important than money. Now if only we could get them to apply what they have learned about recruitment and retention in the military to healthcare I am sure we would see some changes in the labor problems they are experiencing. Another amazing thing is how fast the manpower problems the military faced cleared up when they were told this was the prioirty. This healthcare labor shortage has dragged on for close to five years and very little has improved. It has not improved because healthcare leadership has been slow to realize how guilty they are when it comes to the causes. Many of them continue to indulge in the same old behaviors that produced the problems in the first place. It appears that the first steps in changing the 19th century labor attitudes that abound in health managment will have to come from way, way up the line. Maybe congress will have to threaten them and tell them if staffing does not improve and the subsequent toll in errors and injories does not improve then the big stick of money will come into play. Funds will be cut where servcice is poor and more money will given where it is good. Congress will need to demand to see evidence that turn over is down and staffing is up
  8. by   oramar
    PS do you think the nurse featured in this article post here? Seems to me I have read post by a nurse who happens to be male and working in obstetrics and has a new baby.