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herring_RN ASN, BSN

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herring_RN has 48 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

was a candy striper, nursing assistant, LVN, ASN, and finally BSN just before turning 50.

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    Safe Staffing Levels for In-hospital Nursing Units

    I'm glad you asked. Yes! First all the ratios apply to California long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH) the same as all acute care hospitals. Sadly SNF, Nursing homes, and such are not included in the ratio law. I hope other states, and our long term care facilities are in extreme need of improved staffing. YES! Improved outcomes have been proven. I'm only posting on outcomes. Click the link for more information on the studies.Here is one study: Here are the regulations we achieved in our law: https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Document/I8612C410941F11E29091E6B951DDF6CE?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default) Regulations outlining RN responsibilities in California acute care hospitals: https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Document/IFD69DB90621311E2998CBB33624929B8?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)
  2. I started with Nursing'72. It is still published: https://journals.lww.com/nursing/pages/default.aspx
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    A little trivia for young people who don't remember watching the news on black and white TV in the 50s and 60s. What American temporarily stopped a civil war in Belgian Congo and attacked the apartheid regime over a planned performance for whites only in South Africa? Click the link to find out: https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=5w1IWvDIQxw
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    The barefoot boy with shoes on stood sitting in the grass. Poor people have all the money.
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    Are you claiming that Black people in general have more opportunities to attend college? To get a job? Were the Irish brought her against their will? Were they bought and sold as property? Were they legally raped and their children taken from their mothers and sold? Was it legal to beat and whip them, even kill them without consequence? Yes Irish immigrants were treated badly and illegally. Many wrongs against other groups does NOT mitigate what was done to African slaves in the United States. Yet voter suppression is still happening: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/10/georgia-election-recount-stacey-abrams-brian-kemp
  6. After finally earning a BSN I sent my books to a Jr. college with an RN program on a Lakota reservation. None of the Oklahoma tribes I asked wanted them. I appreciated the thank you notes. I got to meet one of those who used my books in Chicago where she worked as an RN.
  7. How The U.S. Government Segregated America In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase — and segregate — America's housing stock. Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of segregation."… https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america
  8. We live in a house built in 1932 as a WPA project. When we first moved here in 1969 several of the original owners were our neighbors. One man told us, "Me and Charlie built your house." This was an integrated neighborhood from the beginning. Two original families are our neighbors now. One is a really kind Black veteran whose parents were the original owners. His wife is Korean American. He is a volunteer at the VA. Next door to them is the granddaughter of the original owner, her ER physician husband, and three school-age kids. Across the street are a Mexican American family whose family bought their house new. We are blessed with good neighbors and mostly nice weather.
  9. Leading Civil Rights & Housing Groups Condemn President’s Effort to Gut Fair Housing, Use of Incendiary Racial Rhetoric for Political Gain July 23, 2020 Today, a coalition of civil rights, affordable housing and consumer advocacy organizations condemned the move by the Trump administration to eliminate a critical tool for addressing systemic racism and segregation in our communities. In its haste to undermine this central component of the Fair Housing Act, the administration has done an end run around the normal rulemaking process and adopted a new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule by executive fiat... ... Under the Trump administration, HUD suspended the AFFH regulations finalized in 2015 – effectively gutting the only meaningful guidance since the Fair Housing Act for how states and localities should correct discriminatory housing practices and undo the harms caused by racial segregation, housing discrimination and disinvestment. Today’s action by the president is the administration’s latest effort to thwart access to fair housing and to perpetuate segregation. The coalition call on him to rescind this mandate and reinstate the 2015 AFFH regulation. https://nationalfairhousing.org/2020/07/23/leading-civil-rights-housing-groups-condemn-presidents-effort-to-gut-fair-housing-use-of-incendiary-racial-rhetoric-for-political-gain/
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    OK. When I was a 31 year old LVN a our hospital hired an 18 year old RN. She was, and is, Black and beautiful decades later. She was also friendly and humble. She had graduated fro 8th grade in another country and came to the United States with her parents. She skipped several grades and began a university nursing program at age 14. She was an excellent charge nurse and her clinical and communication skills were and, I'm sure, remain top notch. But on breaks and in social occasions such as the birthday parties we had for everyone she was an outgoing friendly giggling teen.
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    I hope this is OK. It seems the Politics Club and other clubs have to be reached from the "Breakroom": https://allnurses.com/clubs/ I started a new thread that some may want to read. https://allnurses.com/trump-targets-efforts-desegregate-u-t723303/
  12. In 2009 I had to have electronic fingerprints done to renew my RN license. The man who did it asked me if I wanted to see my FBI file. I didn't know I had one, but there it was on his screen. A one page black and white photo of my grandma and me holding signs reading "FAIR HOUSING" in front of an upscale Los Feliz neighborhood real estate sign that read, "FOR SALE to WHITE CHRISTIANS ONLY!" Just a few years later I read in the paper that a young Black attorney named Johnny Cochran had purchased a house in that same neighborhood. https://beautifullosfeliz.blogspot.com/2011/11/johnnie-cochran-residence-c1971.html
  13. Trump Targets Efforts to Desegregate U.S. Suburbs Targeting HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, the president said on Twitter that enforcing housing desegregation would have a “devastating impact.” President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would reverse a federal rule that promotes fair housing and sets desegregation as a national priority... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-02/trump-targets-efforts-to-desegregate-u-s-suburbs
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    Do Black Nurses Have a Different Experience?

    George Floyd was sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in an armed robbery in 2007. The woman robbed, Aracely Henriquez, was injured by another man, and there’s no evidence she was pregnant at the time of the incident. Despite captions stating otherwise, a photo going around social media of a woman with bruises on her face is not Henriquez. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/16/instagram-posts/no-photo-doesnt-show-woman-george-floyd-allegedly-/
  15. herring_RN

    When You See Something, Say Something

    I'll try to elaborate. My first almost 12 years We lived in the country outside the city limits because the town was segregated. We were Catholic with no overt racism and many good friends at church. My cousins went to Catholic school, but our White Dad wanted his girls to attend public school. He taught at the high school. So we were not as sheltered and experienced racism at school, not just going to and from like our cousins did. . We came to California just before starting Jr. High. In the second week I was asked to show a new girl from the Netherlands around the school. Many of the students knew each other from elementary school. I suspected than and still think I was chosen because she was Negro. In a few weeks she was speaking English. Her grades were mostly "As". She is the one who married the man from Iran. He is the first person who had me not liking him and I feared I also wouldn't like other men, and possibly Persian women too. I only talked about it with our grandmother. But a few years later I attended an ACLS class from the ER doc and really appreciated his warm personality and kindness. I no longer had a negative feeling about people because of their ethnicity. He was a controlling frightening jerk as are many people. He is not at all like my friend's ex husband. My mind had known that, but Dr. ****** unknowingly proved it to my soul. I apologize that I was off topic. When I was 18 I didn't speak up as I do now. It is important to speak up when someone is being treated unfairly for any reason. I admire most of your posts. PS: I had taken Chemistry in 9th grade. Decades later going from LVN to RN, I found myself unable to do Chem II homework I went to the instructor's office for help as he told us too. He said, "A good looking girl like you doesn't need to learn higher math." Fortunately it was the second week of the semester and I was able to take the class from an Iranian American teacher. She had a heavy accent and straightened me out. I had over the decades forgotten Algebra! "Higher math" indeed?
  16. This is so very wrong. I'm glad they have an appeal pending. There is documentation in the article that there were COVID-19 patients in the hospital: https://www.scribd.com/document/469408541/Affidavit-Confirms-Covid-19-in-Landmark-Hospital#download
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