No nurse, young or old is of value any longer in my facility, never was this way prior to this year, when the CEO's large bonuses grow by the financial stability of the facility.
Won't close beds, taking away perks, OT bonus, working you unsafely, then sending out the natzi's to hound you, your every move if you dare to file a complaint. Refusal to close beds. I work with 4 other nurses, the second most senior has 2 years in, the other two are BRAND NEW plus we have one slot open.
So I am short staffed, with half of my staff brand spanking new, patients dying, meds missed, no mentoring to the new staff because I'm watching all 10 patients, the 3 that I'm legally liable for, plus the 7 other I'm morally liable for. NO ONE CARES. The staff is too exhausted to fight, they just give up and eventually leave.
Management talks a beautiful speach about shared leadership, committes, on and on...... only because they wish Magnet status.
No results from the staff are occurring, we're getting stone walled from every angle and turn.
This IS NOT a union issue, jt's problem is nation wide, it is the reason for our shortage.
Until John Q public gets outraged from high insurance premiums with poor and substandard hospital care and speaks up demanding better, it won't change.
Where is AARP?? One of the nations biggest lobby's, the elderly are suffering in hospitals due to mistakes, short staffing, waiting long amounts of time for basic nursing.... have they spoken up??
our 'coustomers" need to form a collective bargining unit and demand better from hospital administrations nation wide. Then....
Heck, Mc Donalds screws up our order and we'll demand the manager and complain.... why is the public quiet about their healthcare???
Perhaps looking at this as nursings SOLE responsibility to fix, is a view from the wrong angle.... IMHO