Welcome to PASNAP’s Newest Members!

By Patricia Eakin, PASNAP President, RN, BSN, CEN

The addition of nurses from three hospitals in just a few weeks represents a very large growth spurt. So what’s going on? Why are we growing when overall union membership in the country is declining and unions are so often unfairly disparaged in the press?

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850 Hahnemann Nurses Vote to Unionize

For the second time in the past week, hundreds of nurses at a Philadelphia-area hospital have voted to unionize… “We wanted to get back to the foundations of nursing,” said Mike Winn, a registered nurse in the emergency department. “It should be about patients, not profits or shareholders. We were tired of having management’s decisions limit our ability to give the best care.”

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Health: An Unsettling Investigation Involving Hospitals

CBS 3 uncovers something disturbing happening inside local hospitals. Health care workers being attacked. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the investigation.

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Study: Keeping Experienced Nurses is Key To Better Hospitalizations

A new survey shows that patients have shorter hospital stays and better outcomes when cared for by nurses with experience and job longevity.

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Nurse to patient ratio over-working nurses, says union

A union representing some nurses in the province (Nova Scotia, Canada) is calling for a guaranteed nurse to patient ratio, saying over-worked nurses mean patients may not be getting adequate care.

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