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20 years NICU, 5 Years L&D

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  1. Does the MAGNET system work?

    We pointed out to our Magnet Surveyors that many of the components that made us a successful magnet candidate were actually advances that we had to fight for in our union contract. -- paid time for unit based councils that worked on practice and work...
  2. L&D unit with no policy and procedures in place

    For procedures try mosbys on line, document carefully. it sounds kind of weird, maybe you should run the other way....
  3. Picket Providence in Olympia

    Not really interested in switching Unions. One of the strongest things we have going is that this Union knows Prov from way back and does not back down.
  4. Picket Providence in Olympia

    Hi. We had lot's of fun. We Were in negotiations the whole day (till 2300). I have to say management seemd to be playing a very lawyer centered hard ball game and basically refusing to negotiate. delay delay and not interested--. Very sad, i real...
  5. Picket Providence in Olympia

    Providence St peter Hospital Nurses will be picketing the Hospital from 6 am to 8 pm on JULY 30th. Come Join Us to show support. All you nurses at Mason, Capital and Centralia know that your contract will follow as our has. And look out up north i...
  6. any advice on working a strike?

    You could be replacing me in a few weeks. We have been without a contract since March 1 and Negotiating since january.. Perhaps, before you become embroiled in such a situation, you should find out why the nurses are striking. From experience I can...
  7. The can't do spirit.....

    Churchill: "trust The Americans To Do The Right Thing....after They Have Tried Every Thing Else." We Will Get To Single Payor--there Are Compelling Fiscal And Moral Reasons Why. Unfortunately Too Many People Are Making Too Much Profit To Give It Up ...
  8. Nurses' Unions

    In Some Fashion Nurses Need To Collectively Join Together To Make Their Voices Heard. If You Feel That You Can "negotiate" The Best Deal For Yourself--i Have No Way To Evaluate What You Think A "good Deal" Is. But For Nurses, Often It Is Not Such A...
  9. Nursing and unionization...

    Ah, the devil is in the details.. I think it is vital that your Union -- certainly the Local is BY AND FOR NURSES. that being said, healthcare is big business and you need a National /International voice -- an umbrella organization. The strength ...
  10. Olympia: Capital vs. Providence?

    You are probably in Olympia now. Sorry to miss this post. Hope which ever one you are at you have found your nitch. Olympia loses alot of new nurses to Tacoma because of poor working conditions ,(30%turnover in first year/50% in second.) Sorry. ...
  11. WA state nursing-pt ratios

    Washington does not have Ratios -- when we tried for staffing legislation this year we really wanted acuity based staffing. Staffing based on the needs of the patients...What a concept. Our profit driven hospital has instituted a average/budget base...
  12. best hospital to work for in Washington state

    I think you need to be aware that while Washington Hospitals (especially the larger private and non profit ones in western wasington) are unionzed and have much better working conditions than some other states they are deteroriating quickly as these ...
  13. Understaffing and burnout

    Yes there certainly is a s nursing shortage. What we see at our hospital is a greeed driven nursing shortage. Our not for profit hospital has an operating margin of over 10% (read that as profit/and the Hospital Association s own PR says a Hospital...
  14. Why can't I find a job? :'(

    Try LTC--weekends and eves. Hospitals are really not hiring LPN's especially for short term stints who can't work full time. One possible is to try the Float pool manager and go perdiem for them. Stick with nursing it will work out.
  15. 72 for 80

    I am all for anything that meets nurses needs. If you like your work time packaged like this it is great, and, weekends are a bit less hectic. Does you hospital offer weekend differential? Are your extra shifts at OT (above your FTE?