Issues

 

Unsafe Staffing Is Nurses’ Top Concern

Too often, patients are put at risk and RN licenses are compromised by our profit-driven healthcare system which routinely leaves patients without proper nursing care.

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The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

Nurses checked on my mother—and us—multiple times an hour. Without them, we would have fallen apart.

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When the healthcare worker becomes the patient

The state of healthcare is a topic of heated discussion among not only lawmakers and presidential candidates, but ordinary Americans. Is ObamaCare working? Should it be repealed? Why are healthcare costs so expensive?

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Victoria, Australia to guarantee minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

“Nurse patient ratios are really important for patient safety,” Ms Hennessy said. “Nurse patient ratios are important because the greater the care and focus nurses are able to give to our patients, we know the better clinical outcomes that they have.”

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Nurses speak out about gender pay gap

The gender pay gap, while it’s making headlines in nursing, is relatively narrow compared with other professions. For example, women who are financial advisers make only 61% of what their male colleagues make, according to Ariane Hegewisch, a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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NY State Assembly Passes Single Payer Bill!

Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, President of the New York State Nurses Association, applauded the bill’s passage. “Our healthcare system is fundamentally damaged. Too many parties are in it to make a buck off the misfortune of the sick and injured. Only under a system of universal access based on the highest quality of care for everyone will there be enough resources directed to the proper care of patients.”

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