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    I really want to quit..any advice?

    Welcome to Nursing.
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    ANA of New York BS in TEN!

    It is to my knowledge that legislation has been passed that would require all New York registered nurses who were licensed after 2017 to obtain their BSN within 10 years (by 2027). From a past email, involving BS in TEN, the New York State Chapter of ANA spear-headed the movement urging many to call/email/harass the NYS Senate immediately in order to influence bill approval. In light of recent events (Covid Crisis), does the following statement still hold true? "The nurse of the future will increasingly need to be ready to manage the complex and varied needs of patients in NYS." It is 2020. Should all ADN/diploma prepared nurses go home and collect their stimulus check/unemployment while the BSNs handle the Covid Crisis? Because from what I'm witnessing in the medical community, Covid patients can be complex and have varied needs.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Maybe moving forward in union contracts there should be a pandemic clause so that nurses are treated more fairly. These are healthy discussions we must have in order to progress the Profession.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I also want to admonish everyone at this moment, we need to stick together like physicians stick together. I applaud registry/travel nurses who decide to leave their home state or the comfort of doing the bare minimum hours to come out and help full time nurses combat this virus especially in a time when "BENEFits & SECURITY" are necessary. I desire not to bring forth feelings of resentment towards one another but to empower fellow nurses to stand up for themselves and recognize their worth. I had to make this statement because nurses often undermine one another and display misdirected anger as a way to deal with unfair practices.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Feel free to stop offering (ordering) suggestions. Lets see how that goes.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    This forum does not give you authority to order. I Will speak out against whatever I desire to speak out against. Save those orders for your work environment in which you have those privileges.
  7. gcupid

    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Okay, well where's some of this magical bail out money that seems to come when corporations are failing? Who is fighting for the bedside individuals who are putting themselves at risk? You guys people have died from this virus.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    With all due respect, some of us were willing to take those risks because we knew that there would be some type of minimum protective equipment provided in order to safely do our jobs. I've come across some old school nurses that practiced when there wasn't gloves to provide care except for sterile procedures. They would wipe butts and snot off of peoples faces like patient's were new born babies. I'm sorry, if there were no gloves available, I would not be wiping anyone's anus or changing these infected wounds or deep suctioning patients or holding basins filled with vomit, etc. Also, "thousands have lost their jobs," I'm pretty sure family that have a nurse in it will be expecting the nurses to pick up the slack to maintain bills while at the same time having the expectation that the nurse in their family doesn't bring them back a deadly virus. This way of thinking to me tells me why nurses aren't commanding high salaries and better working conditions.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I'm pretty sure we'd all rather PPE than extra money but in the mean time bc some facilities are going without enough PPE, can we get hazard pay? This way of thought is why nurses don't have better pay and working conditions in my eyes. We are considered essential personnel. We can uphold one of the richest nations in the world with our knowledge and actions. There has been billions on billions spent on wars abroad and there is an actual legit viral war going on in the US and the expectation is to not receive hazard pay or believe that hazard pay would only consist of a couple of extra bucks per shift.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I will be sure to follow that order. MSN,APRN,NP But I don't expect a pat on the back and I'm pretty sure a lot of us dont have that expectation because if many of us did have that expectation we would no longer be registered nurses without the MSN,APRN, np. or no longer be registered period. Reading comprehension is paramount. I believe the expectation from us frontline workers is to have the equipment available to perform our jobs safely. If there is no minimum safety standard being upheld, is it possible that hazard pay is a fair request?
  11. Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.? Especially considering that multiple hospitals lack supplies for PPE and we are frontline workers.
  12. Can the robots clean these patients? and/or document accurate I&o's? Or lift bariatric patients?
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    Well, At Least They Tell You Up Front

    that's horrible pay! It should be at least $37 an hour starting.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    This sounds very credible. Very interesting. Sounds like you did a lot of "Research" on the subject matter. And I never stated that running POC tests is the reason for many nurses leaving the bedside. An avg iq could comprehend that I'm not advocating for nursing to go back to an era in which all we do is basic ADLs, simple wound care, and rely on the dim light of a lamp during night shift to perform rounds. I'm glad that you are now starting to somewhat understand. There's nothing wrong with adding shock factor to a title or the start of a thread. And guess what magical word comes back up when discussing adequate supplies or staffing? Resources. I beg to differ. Happy Holidays! You can sleep with an i-stat machine on your nightstand for all I care.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    How can anyone be against better patient outcomes? Please add on additional sentences in a cohesive manner with sources to back it up and submit a paper to the appropriate authorities/management/law makers so that we can finally have nation wide mandated ratios in the nursing profession as a whole. It's not that anyone is against it. It's about providing excellent care with the resources you have... i-stat machines have a place in healthcare but should the sole responsibility rely on the one nurse to obtain it along with all the other critical life saving interventions that are deemed appropriate at the same time. For the facilities that do not have i-stats, I wonder how any of the patients make it out alive. I wonder how did we ever save lives before i-stat machines became available for the ER nurses to use?
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    Thank You!!! and the reason why everything is pushed on the nurses is because we do not stick together and we are highly efficient.
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