Dana doesn't know her Bible. There will be no giving back of wings and harps.
And no one, even her deeply beloved, is worth going to Hell.
Other than that, she sounds like a wonderful person, although I wish she had learned long ago to say no to her lazy, lousy coworkers.
I agree with others who have commented. We don't need a tech-y staffing agency, which by the way, is not new. Shiftboard, and perhaps other self-scheduling methods, has been around already for a while.
We need to be treated right by current employers. And that aint gonna happen unless we stand up for ourselves. Most nurses won't join the battle, so things will pretty much remain status quo.
I do think there is some merit to teaching principles and practices of Management in a formal classroom setting. Not just there though. A lot of skill comes with seeing how someone else does it and then having hands-on doing for oneself while the teacher watches and intervenes if needed. Demo and return demo. We learned that in our old diploma schools.
We need to limit the number of NP's. There aren't enough jobs to go around now.
We need schools to encourage students to stay at the bedside, not get in a year and then move to advanced practice.
The diploma schools worked just fine. We need to bring them back. They taught students how to actually do dressings, insert Foley's, give shots, pass meds, start and maintain IV's, do enemas, assess lungs, abdomens, basic circulation and neuro status, and so on. Graduate nurses were pretty much ready to fly on their own when they received their diplomas. And they mostly went to work for the hospital where they trained, so they knew the particulars of that facility, which gave them a real head start to becoming competent and confident.
When Head Nurses were able to discipline lazy or mouthy or otherwise evil staff, without regard to race, religion, gender, and any other factors not germane to work, it was so much better than how we must tiptoe around today so we don't offend anyone and get sued.
I recall an assistant head nurse who would take a good 45 to 60 minutes for breakfast every day. She and all 4 of the nurses' aides would leave the ward early in the morning and go hang out in the cafeteria. Of course they all also took lunch later. Why were they allowed to do this? Race.
There was also an aide to whom you could not say, "Susie, would you please get a UA on Mrs. Smith in 23". You had to say, "Susie, Mrs. Smith in 23 needs a UA". She would never reply except with a scowl and a glare. She would eventually get the UA but you could feel her hate boring into you. And you had better thank her. It was racial and resentment of younger new nurses now being her boss. As if it was the nurses' fault that she was older and of a different race and had been on the job longer.
I know all about the struggle to be recognized as professionals and how that led to making the BSN pretty much required today to enter the work place. But new isn't always better.